By John Crowley
There's multiple heritage of the world.
sooner than technological know-how outlined the fashionable age, different powers, wondrous and magical, as soon as ruled the universe, their lore perfected inside of a misplaced capital of hieroglyphs, wizard-kings, and incredible monuments, now not Egypt -- yet Ægypt.
What if it have been particularly so?
within the Seventies, a historian named Pierce Moffett strikes to the hot England geographical region to write down a booklet approximately Ægypt, pushed by way of an concept he dare now not think -- that the actual legislation of the universe as soon as replaced and should swap back. but the inspiration isn't his by myself. anything waits on the locked property of Fellowes Kraft, writer of romances approximately Will Shakespeare and Giordano Bruno and Dr. John Dee, whatever for which Pierce and people close to him have lengthy sought with no figuring out it, a key, might be, to Ægypt.
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