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Despite his unparalleled brilliance in physics and mathematics, The Last Sorcerer, Sir Isaac Newton, devoted body and soul to the ancient study of Alchemy and to the creation of the Philosopher’s Stone—the legendary source of life. Risking ridicule and possible execution, Newton finally conjured the key to breathing life into the lifeless.
Newton’s first creation, handsome and charming Donovan Barlowe, along with his intriguing “brothers,” now walks the streets of the 21st Century. The Barlowes seek the one person who can save them from Newton’s deathbed curse—a soulless lifespan of 300 years. They’re playing “beat the clock,” and they have enemies—those “children” of Newton who would prefer to die. Where is the foretold Alchemist, the reincarnation of The Last Sorcerer?
Sidra Patmos is at the breaking point. Just when her grief for her dead mother begins to abate, her world becomes a different kind of nightmare. Sidra has almost become accustomed to her affect on street lamps and electrical appliances. She’s found some solace in her online chats with other SLIders—those who experience Street Light Interference—especially parapsychologist Donovan Barlowe. However, Sidra doesn’t confide that burnt out lights are the least of her worries. She’s developed a horrifying ability to see the real underbelly of lower Manhattan—a world where wraiths scream silently in the misty night and weave their way into her apartment, turning her days into waking nightmares, making her nights unbearable. Sidra agrees to meet SLIder expert Barlowe in a SoHo bar, hopeful that he’ll offer some explanation.
Sidra’s meeting with the dark and irresistible Van Barlowe unleashes a frightening chain of events. Three brothers—Van, Alexander, and Wentworth, scour the world searching for the Alchemist, a woman with the knowledge deep within to rescue their family from sure ruin. Created in the 17th Century by the Last Sorcerer, Sir Isaac Newton, and cursed by his dying breath to a lifespan of three hundred years, all Daemonia, including the Barlowes, know their time is at an end. That is, unless they find the woman capable of recreating the Philosopher’s Stone.
Van suspects he may have stumbled upon his rescuer in Sidra. As he rids Sidra’s loft of the pesky wraiths that are slowly driving her insane, he learns that Sidra is a professor with expertise in Newton. Sure that Sidra’s own academic passion cannot be a coincidence, Van probes to learn if she’s the reincarnation of his beloved “Father,” Sir Isaac. The connection between the pair is instantaneous and mystical, and in short order, they conclude that they indeed loved one another in a previous life. Of course, this time, Van’s affection is for a beautiful woman rather than his eccentric male creator. Viva la difference! The heat builds, and Van and Sidra fall into a sexual union surpassing all their fantasies.