About the Book
In the rubble-strewn wasteland of Alphabet City, a squalid tenement conceals a treasure “beyond all imagining”– an immaculately preserved, fifth century codex. The sole repository of ancient Hermetic lore, it contains the alchemical rituals for transforming thought into substance, transmuting matter at will…and attaining eternal life.
When Rose, a sex and pain addicted East Village tattoo artist has a torrid encounter with Martin, a battle-hardened loner, they discover they are unwitting pawns on opposing sides of a battle that has shaped the course of human history. At the center of the conflict is Paul, the villainous overlord of an underground feudal society, who guards the book’s occult secrets in preparation for the fulfillment of an apocalyptic prophecy.
The action is relentless as Rose and Martin fight to escape Paul’s clutches and Martin’s destiny as the chosen recipient of Paul’s sinister legacy. Science and magic, mythology and technology converge in a monumental battle where the stakes couldn’t be higher: control of the ultimate power in the universe–the Maelstrom.
The Book of Paul is the first of seven volumes in a sweeping mythological narrative tracing the mystical connections between Hermes Trismegistus in ancient Egypt, Sophia, the female counterpart of Christ, and the Celtic druids of Clan Kelly.
My 5 star review :
I have been a horror, true crime fan for over 20 years. The book Of Paul was given to me to read. The Book Of Paul, took me on one scary, frighting ride. I had pure insane moment of talking out loud, screaming cuss words, all the while of trying to get into his mind and keep him out of mine. It left me tossing and turning some night during my reading. I have never read a book where I had to argue with my own being to close my eyes to go to bed when I was so afraid to turn the page too see what was coming next, during the whole time with it being shoved under my pillow so Paul could not creep back out and get me. With all the Science and Technology we have in this day and age, with stem cell research being at the fore front, left me pychoanalyze my own thinking. Richard Long took us to that disturbing place of “what if”. so many emotions of pure terror, at the same time of actually “crushing” on one of his characters.. That alone is twisted. Richard Long is a genius. Read this amazing book, share it, or buy it for a friend. Word of warning: once you sit in the seat- buckle up, drive that road, but remember there will be no EXIT. ENJOY THE RIDE.
Richard Longs Bio: Richard Long writes to exorcize the demons of his past and manifest the dreams of his future. His debut novel, The Book of Paul, is a dark, thrilling, and psychologically rich supernatural horror/thriller that blends mythology, science and mystery into a page-turning addiction. Richard is also writing a YA novel, The Dream Palace, primarily so that his children can read his books. He lives in Manhattan with his wife, two amazing children and their wicked black cat, Merlin.