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Black Magic

A Tale of the Rise and Fall of Anti-Christ

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Author: Marjorie Bowen (Gabrielle Margaret Campbell)
Published: 1909
Language: English
Wordcount: 104,693 / 302 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 86.7
LoC Category: PR
Downloads: 21,154
Added to site: 2010.11.08 29513

r of Courtrai. "I have come here for that."

Dirk slightly smiled.

"Should I know more than you?"

The Margrave's son flushed.

"What you do know?--tell me."

Dirk's smile deepened.

"She was one Ursula, daughter of the Lord of Rooselaare, she was sent to the convent of the White Sisters in this town."

"So you know it all," said Balthasar. "Well, what else?"

"What else? I must tell you a familiar tale."

"Certes, more so to you than to me."

"Then, since you wish it, here is your story, sir."

Dirk spoke in an indifferent voice well suited to the peace of the chamber; he looked at neither of his listeners, but always out of the window.

"She was educated for a nun and, I think, desired to become one of the Order of the White Sisters. But when she was fifteen her brother died and she became her father's heiress. So many entered the lists for her hand--they contracted her to you."

Balthasar pulled at the orange tassels on his slee

Reader Reviews

Average Rating of 3.5 from 2 reviews: ****

The ending is certainly not a surprise, as stated by another reviewer, but this is quite an absorbing read. The author is able to grab your attention from the very beginning and to maintain throughout the book. Interesting perspective as well.


This is a tale of two companions who decide to practice the dark arts together. One is faithful and one is not.
This was an interesting story and it does keep you reading although the big reveal towards the end has been quite obvious to the reader for quite some time. Personally, I wanted more from the ending than I got. Still, it was quite readable.



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