Opus Secunda

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The sequel to "The Magus" - a tale of murder, alchemy and sexual magick set in contemporary England. More

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Published: May 11, 2011
Words: 87,870
Language: British English
ISBN: 9781445762975
About Alex Sumner

I am a novelist and writer on the Occult. After having written several non-fiction articles for the Journal of the Western Mystery Tradition, in 2009 I came out with my first novel.

My books to date are:

* Taromancer (2013)

"The Magus Trilogy"
* The Magus (2009)
* Opus Secunda (2010)
* Licence To Depart (2011)

"The Demon Detective, and other stories."
* The Demon Detective (short story: 2011)
* A Greater Power (short story: 2011)
* Shall We Kill The President? (novella: 2012)

I am also an amateur astrologer, tarot reader, and ceremonial magician. I am currently at work on both further novels and screenplays.

I live in Essex, England.

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The Magus Trilogy
"Opus Secunda" is the second novel in the Magus Trilogy, and features Nichola Peterson, now promoted to Detective Inspector, in a new murder investigation - which once again brings her into contact with the mysterious Magus. Suitable for adult readers.

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Review by: Maria Savva on Jan. 19, 2012 : star star star star star
I really enjoyed this book. You can tell that a book is good when you finish it and can't wait to read the sequel. I was looking forward to this after reading The Magus, the first book in this trilogy. Now I can't wait to read the conclusion in the third book!
It's difficult to really categorise this book. It is a murder mystery, but has elements of romance, erotica and horror, and even sci-fi; as well as including insights into mystical subjects such as alchemy and various types of magic.
This book follows Detective Nichola Peterson, after she is promoted following the death of her partner. She is drawn into a mysterious world while she investigates a murder, and meets many interesting and diverse characters along the way. I think the characters in the book are all lifelike and realistic. This is an entertaining book, and I would recommend it to anyone who enjoys modern literature. There are many sexually explicit scenes in the book, so it's probably not suitable for under 18s.
(reviewed within a month of purchase)

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