Overview Vicar Obadiah Demurral no longer wants to worship God-he wants to be God! Obadiah Demurral may be a vicar, but knowing what master he truly serves would come as a shock to the villagers of Thorpe. Craving power and filled with insatiable greed, he has welcomed a darkness into his life that enables him to do terrible things, in the hope of harnessing control over the universe. He will stop at nothing, and as a shadowmancer-a sorcerer who speaks to the dead-he even commands restless souls to do his bidding. Who will stand against him? Young Raphah has come from another continent to reclaim the precious artifact-danger-ously volatile in the wrong hands-that Demurral has stolen. Even younger and less experienced in the ways of battle are Thomas and Kate, accidentally drawn into this war between good and evil, this struggle against Demurral that brings them face-to-face with the powers of darkness in an epic battle. G. P. Taylor takes readers on a breathtaking voyage, full of suspense and danger, where fallen angels and demonic forces come in the night and where the ultimate sacrifice might even be life itself
Publishers Description Panic fills the streets of London on a night in 1756 when the earth suddenly lurches forward and starts spinning out of control. Within moments, eleven days and nights flash through the sky, finally leaving the city in total darkness. Is the end of the world at hand? Is there any hope left? "And many will die from its bitterness." "Could we ask the book what will happen to us?" Agetta asked. "It would probably lie to you," Tegatus said. "It was written by the greatest liar of them all. The father of lies scrawled on every page and has led the world in a dance ever since. You see, child, your kind is obsessed by secret knowledge because they think it brings the power to influence their lives. Give man a secret, write it in some ancient language, and bind it in an old book. Then tell him that it is from another world and if used in the right way will brig him wealth and power, and you the the Nemorensis." Praise for Shadowmancer and Wormwood " Shadowmancer] goes where 'Potter' didn't, tapping into spiritual themes that credit God as the force of all good. -Newsweek, March 29, 2004 " Wormwood] is breathtaking in scope...It's an extraordinary achievement told by...a master storyteller...The book is, quite simply, marvelous." -The Guardian (London) "More supernatural shenanigans from the Shadowmancer man- this is even better." -The Independent (London)
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Studio: Charisma House
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 1.25" Width: 6.25" Height: 9.25" Weight: 1.18 lbs.
Release Date Aug 20, 2004
Publisher Strang Communications
ISBN 1591856264 ISBN13 9781591856269
Availability 0 units.
More About G. P. Taylor
A motorcyclist and former rock band roadie turned Anglican minister, Graham Peter (G. P.) Taylor has been hailed as "hotter than Potter" and "the new C. S. Lewis" in the United Kingdom. His first novel, "Shadowmancer," reached #1 on the "New York Times" Best Sellers List in 2004 and has been translated into 48 languages. His other novels include "Wormwood "(another "New York Times" best seller which was nominated for a Quill Book Award), "The Shadowmancer Returns" The Curse of Salamander Street, "Tersias the Oracle," and "Mariah Mundi." Taylor currently resides in North Yorkshire with his wife and three children.
Wormwood by G.P Taylor was a pretty good book although not the best book that I have read. It has suspense but because of the factor that it seems so unreal, it doesnt captivate you as much as a believeable story. Although there are some flaws I would sitll recommend you to read thsi book if you wanted to read a thriller, mystery or suspense book. As you can tell by the name if you are really familiar to the bible, wormwood is a kind of plague that brings down evil to the earth and causes people to die. taylor uses ghost, magic and all sorts of usual things in this book that lead to the bringing of the comet to the almost hitting of the earth and causing destruction. These problems are caused by a single book. A book that brings temtation and feelings of hate to all people. As events unfold. People realize what is going on when they see angels taht have come from the heavens. Like most books, the heros win and evil is killed temporarly.
Awesome book! May 26, 2006
I love it so much! G.P.Taylors work is awesome!!! Buy this book its really good.
I hope this was Taylor's first draft May 17, 2006
Taylor's religious fiction book fails to compare against adversaries such as Tolkien and C.S. Lewis whose plots captivate all. This excuse for a book leaves you asking so many unanswered questions that it's hard to appreciate what the book does contain. In the end almost no character has actually had their motives explained and the few who have don't have reason for suddenly being allies. Wormwood doesn't give off any quality because the whole way through the book it seems as if every single idea needs desciption. I'm not one to say adding descriptions is bad at all, but when a whole two paragraphs is about the equivalent of five seconds you can't enjoy the small thrill it gives. In conclusion I would like to ask a simple question. Where were the editors when Taylor sent in his first draft?
DO NOT LISTEN TO THESE REVIEWS!!!! May 13, 2006
Do not listen to all of these reviews! I loved this book. And all of G.P. Taylors other books. You have to pick this book up and read it yourself. Not having some other person judging for you. YOU have to read it.
P.S. If you liked Harry Potter, The Lord of the Rings, The Chronicles of Narnia, Eargon or Eldest read this book. But I recommend you read Shadowmancer, them Wormwood and then Tersias the Oracle and then his new one called The Curse of Salamander Street but that will not be out until September. READ THIS BOOK! It was great!!!
I love G.P. Taylor's writing! Mar 10, 2006
G.P. Taylor is my favorite author. His books are hard to put down; whenever I start one of his books I know I won't stop reading until I finish it. The plots are wonderful, suspenseful and interesting. I own Shadowmancer and Wormwood and am planning to buy Tersias the Oracle this weekend.