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Demon Lover

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A novel that describes the working of an occult lodge.
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Published December 1st 1972 by Weiser Books
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Nickolas the Kid
Αρκετά περίεργο βιβλίο... Συνάντησα ένα από τα πιο ιδιαίτερα ζευγάρια στην παγκόσμια λογοτεχνία... Βερόνικα και Λούκας!
Η σχέση αυτού του ζευγαριού ειναι κάτι παραπάνω απο μια ερωτική σχέση... Περνάει μέσα από μαγικές ατραπούς, από προηγούμενες ζωές και από συμπαντικές διαστάσεις... Τι είναι όμως πραγματικά αυτό που την κάνει τόσο ιδιαίτερη;;;
Η συγγραφέα παράλληλα με την ερωτική ιστορία προσπαθεί να βάλει τον αναγνώστη στον κόσμο του μυστικισμού και της μαγείας με έναν πολυ γοητευτικό τρόπο γραφή
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Γκέλλυ
Βαρέθηκα. Βαρετός ο Λούκας, βαρετή η Βερονικα, βαρετή και η σχεση τους. Δεν με νοιάζει τι θα γίνει παρακάτω. Βαρέθηκα και να διαβαζω.
Mrs. Woodhouse
Oct 14, 2015 Mrs. Woodhouse rated it really liked it
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"When young Veronica Mainwaring is hired by Justin Lucas as his secretary, she has no idea that she will soon find herself being used as his own personal trance medium. With an invisible collar keeping her bound to Lucas, her every attempt at escape is foiled by a yank on an unseen chain. Veronica soon finds herself trapped in Lucas' quest for power and knowledge beyond the earthly plane as a story of past lives, hidden evils, and a twisted love affair come to life in this occult thriller."

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Steve Cran
Apr 15, 2014 Steve Cran rated it it was amazing
The story opens up in the midst of a séance where in a psychic member of a Fraternity is placed under a hypnotic trance in order to help the group obtain secret occult knowledge. The secretary is the one leading the experiment. J. Lucas has been an outer court secretary for some time and he wants to climb in and take power by becoming a member of the inner court. Many in his fraternity do not trust him.

In his frustration Luca hires a young woman named Veronica from a pool of would be secretaries
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Lila
Jan 02, 2013 Lila rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Dion Fortune writes very well, and, being very well-versed in occultism as well as psychology, created characters and story that are sound on both levels. If you're looking lots of action, this is not the book for you, as it's quite old-fashioned in tone. Fortune's novels all tend to focus on the importance of psychologically healthy relationships between men and women (he views were quite advanced for the era in which she originally wrote, the 1940s), using her occult knowledge both as a backgr ...more
Katharine Kerr
Dec 15, 2013 Katharine Kerr rated it liked it
Shelves: magical-studies
If you're interested in Dion Fortune's occult ideas, and how they developed over her career, this book is a 5 star must-read. If you're looking for an entertaining novel, it's a 1 star bore. Like many first novels, it's poorly structured and populated by Figures who Demonstrate the Author's Ideas, not by living characters. (view spoiler)Hence my 3 star compromise rating.

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Chris Ostrowski
Jan 22, 2014 Chris Ostrowski rated it it was amazing
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So many lines are blurred here. Slave and Master and who really controls whom. Is it better to do the right thing even if it's wrong? Wonderful book.
Aaron Meyer
Jan 10, 2014 Aaron Meyer rated it liked it
Shelves: occult
Like much of her other fiction it is a decent demonstration of her ideas in a fictional form.
Jack
Sep 01, 2011 Jack rated it really liked it
Ideally, I'd give this three-and-a-half stars because the characterization really fell apart in the final third of the book. Fortune ascribes mutually-incompatible motives to both of the principle characters, as if treating them as ciphers for her metaphysical concerns got in the way of fleshing them out as fictional agents.
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Gwyndyllyn
Oct 17, 2007 Gwyndyllyn rated it really liked it
Shelves: occult-fiction
Dion Fortune's fiction is always solid in its occult lore. Although her characters (especially the somewhat helpless but pure female character) are dated...it is a great book and has a lot of depth to it.
Angela Pippinger
Jan 19, 2011 Angela Pippinger rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: weiser-books
So far so good, I am reviewing this book for Weiser Books.
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Violet Mary Firth Evans (better known as Dion Fortune), was a British occultist and author. Her pseudonym was inspired by her family motto "Deo, non fortuna" (Latin for "by God, not fate").

From 1919 she began writing a number of novels and short stories that explored various aspects of magic and mysticism, including The Demon Lover, The Winged Bull, The Goat-Foot God, and The Secrets of Dr. Tavern
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