The Weapons of Mystery

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Author: Joseph Hocking
Published: 1890
Language: English
Wordcount: 56,572 / 161 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 72.6
LoC Category: PN
Downloads: 3,114
Added to site: 2004.08.12
mnybks.net#: 8943
Origin: gutenberg.org

A singularly powerful story of occult influences and of their exertion for evil purposes.

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nd we must all know each other. I know I may not be acting according to the present usages of society, but that does not trouble me a little bit."

Accordingly, with the utmost good taste, she introduced me to a number of the people who had been invited.

I need make no special mention of most of them. Some of the young ladies simpered, others were frank, some were fairly good looking, while others were otherwise, and that is about all that could be said. None had sufficient individuality to make a distinct impression upon me. The young men were about on a par with the young ladies. Some lisped and were affected, some were natural and manly; and I began to think that, as far as the people were concerned, the Christmas gathering would be a somewhat tame affair.

This thought had scarcely entered my mind when two men entered the room, who were certainly not of the ordinary type, and will need a few words of description; for both were destined, as my story will show, to have considerable influe

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Average Rating of 3.5 from 2 reviews: ****
2013.08.18
Henry L. Ratliff
***..

(1890) Mystery / Mesmeric Thriller / Romance
Plot bullets


  • Two men vie for the affections of a woman.

  • One is an evil man who specializes in the mesmeric arts..

  • If these two come to battle, each should know the weapons available to the other.

  • If one man can control the mind of the other, what can the outcome be


2010.01.12
Stela
****.

A typical thriller written during the time the "occult myseries" were in vogue, this books concerns a quite asocial writer named Blake who falls into a struggle with some dark forces while trying to get his lady. A little bit predictable, but the main character is very well stressed out, very believable and normal - his flaws and doubts are not alien to any of us, and his spiritual strength, when he gains it, is also very understandable and I can connect with it easily.

His mental states are described almost to perfection - his anguish and despair are so very tangible, so dense I could actually sympathise with him. This actually elevates this book above the medicore narrative line. Writing style also adequate and vivid, but very obivously not original.

All in all a good read.


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