The Arcanum) [Pdf Download] ☆ Thomas Wheeler

Known historical literary figures into #A Story And Not Have #story and not have come across as cheesey or cheap Thomas Wheeler did a have come across as cheesey or cheap Thomas Wheeler did a ob Not only did I believe that I was reading the interactions of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle HP Lovecraft And Harry Houdini But HP Lovecraft and Harry Houdini but pursuit of the mystery and personal limits and demons felt right on The basis of the story was exciting and the strings of the mystery were satisfactorily tied I even loved the endingredemption comes in so many forms and this story we have each character finding their own redemptionIt s a great mystery and historical account of attitudes and feelings from turn of the century New York and one that I highly recommend to any mysteryliterary fan If Stephenie Meyer and Dan Brown had a baby that baby would have grown up into Thomas Wheeler and it would have written this book The writing is clunky and in places it s absolutely nonsensical The plot is difficult to follow which is a shame because I think it could have been fantastic The whole time I was reading it I ust kept thinking it was so close yet so unbelievably far away My chief issue with the novel was the treatment of the female characters Each time a woman is introduced to the novel or even to a scene her breasts are mentioned I m not kidding it s got to be 99% of the time Instead of using her legendary skills to distract hospital guards Marie uses her body and pretends to be a prostitute Naturally Marie was the love interest of than one member of the Arcanum Not one female character escaped being sexualized not even Houdini s wife who was probably my favorite Every time Marie was sassy or took initiative it felt completely pasted S of deceptively disparate but decidedly connected murders And as he calls upon the scattered members of the Arcanum for aid he also finds himself embroiled in a story of war as old as time itself Not of a struggle between countries but between darkness and lightPeopled with the twentieth century’s most famous and infamous figures here is an extraordinary tale in which the stakes go beyond the realm of humankind into the divine From the Hardcover editi.

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The ArcanumTries to be the Last Templar meets #Rule of Four meets Da Vinci Code meets League of Extraordinary Gentlemen And it ust fails miserably #of Four meets Da Vinci Code meets LEAGUE OF EXTRAORDINARY GENTLEMEN AND IT of Extraordinary Gentlemen And it fails miserably A perfectly wonderful way to spend an afternoon if you love Sherlock Holme Houdini and Doyle supernatural mysteries and turn of the century settings the author is obviously a great scriptwriter this author is obviously a great scriptwriter this vividly and deliciously like a great movie So much fun I think I loved every page The book begins with a silly but fairly entertaining premise Sir Arthur Conan Doyle Harry Houdini HP Lovecraft and voodoo priestess Marie Laveau form a group of sleuths tracking down supernatural events Turning historical personages into 21st century styled action heroes is hardly necessary but is harmless enough At first Unfortunately somewhere near the middle of the story the plot moves rapidly from silly to preposterous to ridiculous Anytime Sir Arthur Conan Doyle and Harry Houdini reuire assistance from levitating magicians or trained mice who carry messages on their collar through downtown Manhattan you know your gimmick has gone out of control Where is an editor when you need one I got this cheap at the bookstore at the airport Not a lot of choice And it waasn t that good First of all the depicitions of Laveau Houdini Lovecraft and Doyle seemed wrong Tim Powers has a uote somewhere that when writing historical fantasy its important to fill in the gaps This one BWWM (Interracial Romance BWWM African American Multicultural Romance) *2 (Interracial Romance BWWM African American Multicultural Romance) *2: Billionaires Secret Baby (BWWM Secret Baby Romance Contemporary Romance) just uses names and doesn t care about the characters It read like a poor screenplay turned into a book Blah How do you mess up a story about Arthur Conan Doyle HP Lovecraft and Houdini attempting to avert the end of the world by recovering It is 1919 and the Great War has come to a close But in the shadows of the world’s major cities the killing hasust begun In this perilous time as the division between order and chaos grows increasingly slim a select group of visionaries have taken it upon themselves to ensure the safety of humanity They are known as the ArcanumIn London’s stormy Hyde Park Konstantin Duvall the Arcanum’s founder has been killed in a suspicious accident Dismayed th. Lost volume of arcane lore and dubious provenance just ask thomas wheeler start by failing to ask Thomas Wheeler Start by failing to any kind of historical #Or Biographical Research Whatsoever Lovecraft #biographical research whatsoever Lovecraft social guy with a wide correspondence and a fairly excellent sense of humor which makes him a far a wide correspondence and a fairly excellent sense of humor which makes him a far personality than the Reclusive Necromancer Wheeler p OK This one was a guilty pleasure An occult thriller in which a team consists of Harry Houdini Marie Laveau HP Lovecraft and Sir Arthur Conan Doyle It s like the League of Extraordinary Gentlemen but with real people yet eually far fetched The plot is essentially League of Extraordinary Gentlemen with real historical figures instead of literary ones I would watch the TV show in a heartbeat but getting through the book itself was a bit of a drag There are odd moments were you look at this detail or that and go oh well the author did some research The next page however will have some random bit of anachronism that leaves you confused Read it if you like comics and don t expect much this book was AWESOME it had everything Lost tribes of Angels gonstic gospel knowledge historical fiction HP Lovecraft as a character in the book a twisted plot I didn t see all the way through until it came about at the end Uber rich Satanists you name it WOWI mean sure not high brow fiction but one HELL of a oyride through the occult and early American I actually bought this book a couple of years ago on the recommedation of a co worker back when I worked for a book store I m sorry it took me so long to read it It was surprisingly good After Dante Club by Matthew Pearl I honestly didn t think I d find any author able to fuse well. E group’s longest lived member Sir Arthur Conan Doyle determines to avenge Duvall’s death and uncover the secret left in his wake For the dead man possessed the world’s most powerful now missing artifact the Book of Enoch the chronicle of God’s mistakes within whose pages lie the seeds for the end of everything From the scene of the crime Conan Doyle embarks on a path that leads him to the sleazy underworld of New York City’s Bowery and a serie. ,