En af de bedste fantasy bøger, jeg nogensinde har læst
Fantastisk spændende serie, indeholder alt hvad man kan tænke sig med væsner vampyrer,hekse dæmoner, spænding og kærlighed i et
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"Alchemy is the story of Creation told chemically. Beings are chemistry plus biology.«
"Well, when Ashmole 782 was written, they didn't know anything about biology or had your sense of chemistry.«
Matthew squinted his eyes together into narrow crevices."Diana Bishop, I am shocked by your narrow-mindedness."And he meant it. "Admittedly, the beings who made the manuscript did not know anything about dna, but do you have any evidence that they did not ask the same questions about creation as a modern researcher?«
"Alchemical texts are allegories, not instructions for use."I directed the fears and frustrations of the past few days at him. "It is possible that they make veiled allusions to greater truths, but a reliable experiment cannot be built on them.«
"I never said You could either," he replied with eyes still dark with suppressed anger. "But we are talking about potential readers who are witches, demons and vampires. A little supernatural reading material, a bit of unearthly creativity and some old memories to fill the gaps could give beings some information that we don't want them to get.«
"Information that you don't want them to get!"I remembered my promise to Agatha Wilson, and my voice increased in strength. "You're as bad as Knox. You want Ashmole 782 to satisfy your own curiosity."My hands tingled when I grabbed my things.
"Take it easy. There was something in his voice that I didn't like.
"Stop telling me what to do and what not to do."The tingling sensation became stronger.
"It may well be that Knox threatens me, Matthew, but he would not do anything stupid in the eyes of so many witnesses.«
"You're going to live in Woodstock for a few days. I want you away from Knox – no more chance encounters at the university, no more walking past him in the Bodleian.«
"Knox was right: I can't get the script back. He will not sacrifice me more attention.«
"That's wishful thinking, Diana. Knox is as interested in understanding the secrets of Ashmole 782 as you and I are. Matthew's otherwise immaculate appearance was frayed. He had stroked his hands through his hair so that it streaked on all sides.
"How can you both be so sure that there are secrets in the hidden text?"I asked and walked towards the fireplace. "It's a book about alchemy. Perhaps there is nothing else in it.«
"Why couldn't I get the script the second time?"I was shocked that Knox had turned out to be right.
"I should have followed my intuition."Matthew was standing by the window, clenching and unclenching his right hand and offering me not the slightest attention. "We don't understand your connection to the spell. You've been in grave danger ever since you saw Ashmole 782.«