March 2014 Debut of the Month. The novel dives straight in with a young girl found dead on a train with mysterious symbols and signs covering her body. Then we turn back to 1585 and John Dee and his apprentice Edward Kelly are on their way to a mysterious castle in Hungary. The chapters now alternate between these two periods. It appears a countess needs saving, a very powerful lady. So it is witchcraft that dominates this tale, and the desire over the ages to possess a magical strength. Touching on the un-dead or resurrected “revenants” and life giving blood-suckers, this brings many myths into both periods which do, of course, tie up. It is terrific, highly improbable fun. Well worth a read.