Season of the Witch by Natasha Mostert

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The Matrix meets Interview with the Vampire in this sexy gothic thriller about two beautiful witch sisters and the love triangle that consumes the information thief who is drawn into their intrigues.

Season of the Witch tells the story of Gabriel Blackstone: hacker, information thief, and skilled "remote viewer." Asked by a former lover to investigate the disappearance of her stepson, Gabriel’s suspicions fall on Minnaloushe and Morrighan Monk, two beautiful sisters who live in a rambling Victorian house in London. Independently wealthy, the sisters spend their time dabbling in alchemy and the ancient Art of Memory—invented by the Greeks and used by alchemists and magi such as Giordano Bruno and Leonardo Da Vinci. The sisters are white, or "solar," witches, who aim to use alchemy not to turn lead into gold but to attain ultimate knowledge and therefore ultimate power. Gabriel soon becomes convinced that his client’s son had been murdered and that one of the women is the killer. But which one?

As Gabriel infiltrates the world of the sisters, he finds himself drawn inexorably deeper— becoming entranced even as he realizes that he is in mortal danger. When he is caught snooping, Gabriel must race to unlock their secrets before they can retaliate. To save himself— and the one he loves, presuming she is not guilty—Gabriel will have to fight one of the sisters within the landscape of her own mind.

 

About Natasha Mostert

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Natasha Mostert is the author of three previous novels, and her political opinion pieces have appeared on the Op-Ed pages of The New York Times and The Times of London. Author website: natashamostert.com.
 
Published April 2, 2007 by Bantam Press. 432 pages
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Horror, Literature & Fiction, Romance. Fiction
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When Gabriel “slams a ride” (telepathically) into an unidentified fourth party’s consciousness, he “visits” a mysteriously furnished mansion where “a nightmarish whirlwind of images and sounds” comprises a scene similar to that in the Prologue, and also to the interior of Monk House in Chelsea (w...

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Mesmerizing from the first sentence to the last, each word  in Season of the Witch is perfe...

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Gabriel hacks into the sisters’ computer and discovers a diary in which the author, going only by “M,” describes her growing attraction to Gabriel and reveals a lust for knowledge and experience that captivates Gabriel.

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Gabriel Blackstone is a professional information thief and former member of Eyestorm, a government-sanctioned research study involving Blackstone and his fellow "RVs" ("remote viewers" --- in ordinary fictional parlance, mindreaders and telepaths).

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Entertainment Weekly

In Season of the Witch, Gabriel Blackstone, a computer hacker and ''remote viewer'' (with the power to enter another's mind), investigates a young man's disappearance.

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The Bookbag

The lessons he learns as the plot thickens - and thickens, and thickens, and thickens - make him a much more emotionally attractive character by the end of the book.

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Reviewing the Evidence

Gabriel's aim is exceeded when he falls in love with one of the sisters but which, Minnaloushe or Morrighan, he is not sure since the voice of his beloved comes to him through the medium of a dishonestly acquired on-line diary.

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As Gabriel charms the sisters in attempts at gaining information, the sisters are charming Gabriel into an esoteric game of personal transformation.

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Geeks of Doom

Gabriel declines the job, but William has an ace in the hole — he sends Frankie to plead with Gabriel to find Robert.

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Leiah Cooper 10 Jul 2014

Once upon a midnight dreary, while I pondered, weak and weary,
Over many a quaint and curious volume of forgotten lore,
While I nodded, nearly napping, suddenly there came a tapping,
As of some ...

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