The Devil's Pawn by Oliver Pötzsch audiobook

The Devil's Pawn

By Oliver Pötzsch
Translated by Lisa Reinhardt
Read by Malcolm Hillgartner

Brilliance Audio 9781542014595

The Faust Series: Book 2

22.62 Hours 1
Format : Digital Download (In Stock)
  • Regular Price: $44.99

    Special Price $29.24

    or 1 Credit

    ISBN: 9781713525110

    $12.99 With Membership: Learn More
  • Regular Price: $24.99

    Special Price $12.50

    ISBN: 9781713525097

    Free shipping on orders over $35

    In Stock ● Ships in 1-2 days

A showman’s fate is in the hands of the devil in an enthralling novel inspired by the Faust legend from the bestselling author of the Hangman’s Daughter series. Rome, 1518. The church is tarnished by greed. Peasants are rebelling. Tumultuous times demand drastic recourse—before the devil gets his due. Johann Faust is a renowned magician, astrologer, and chiromancer traveling through Germany with his successful troupe: the orphaned juggler Greta and his loyal companion Karl. The avaricious Pope Leo X now requires Johann’s services to replenish the papacy’s drained coffers through alchemy. But the devil, with whom a regretful Johann once agreed to an unholy trade for fame, wants something else. Racked with paralyzing seizures, Johann fears that his debt is nearer to being settled. In France, Johann hopes for answers from an eminent new friend who could hold the key to his torment, body, and soul. For the celebrated artist, inventor, and anatomist Leonard da Vinci is suffering from the same accursed malady. Time is not on his side either. Now they all must outrun the devil, and the more human threats of the papal henchmen, before Johann is dragged straight to hell—along with everyone he holds dear.

Learn More
Membership Details
  • Only $12.99/month gets you 1 Credit/month
  • Cancel anytime
  • Hate a book? Then we do too, and we'll exchange it.
See how it works in 15 seconds

Summary

Summary

A showman’s fate is in the hands of the devil in an enthralling novel inspired by the Faust legend from the bestselling author of the Hangman’s Daughter series.

Rome, 1518. The church is tarnished by greed. Peasants are rebelling. Tumultuous times demand drastic recourse—before the devil gets his due.

Johann Faust is a renowned magician, astrologer, and chiromancer traveling through Germany with his successful troupe: the orphaned juggler Greta and his loyal companion Karl. The avaricious Pope Leo X now requires Johann’s services to replenish the papacy’s drained coffers through alchemy. But the devil, with whom a regretful Johann once agreed to an unholy trade for fame, wants something else. Racked with paralyzing seizures, Johann fears that his debt is nearer to being settled.

In France, Johann hopes for answers from an eminent new friend who could hold the key to his torment, body, and soul. For the celebrated artist, inventor, and anatomist Leonard da Vinci is suffering from the same accursed malady. Time is not on his side either.

Now they all must outrun the devil, and the more human threats of the papal henchmen, before Johann is dragged straight to hell—along with everyone he holds dear.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Pötzsch’s inspired and thrilling sequel to The Master’s Apprentice picks up with..a whirlwind of sorcery and mayhem…New readers would benefit from the first installment, as the author frequently references and builds on its narrative threads. Moving at a quick clip, Potzsch packs in plenty of surprise twists, culminating in a battle of good versus evil. A supremely atmospheric, immersive, and magical ride, this packs plenty of mystical and historic punch.” Publishers Weekly

Reviews

Reviews

Author

Author Bio: Oliver Pötzsch

Author Bio: Oliver Pötzsch

Oliver Pötzsch worked for years as a journalist and scriptwriter for Bavarian television. He is the author of seven books in the international bestselling Hangman’s Daughter historical series, the Black Musketeers series, and several stand-alone novels. His work has been translated into more than twenty languages.

Titles by Author

See All

Details

Details

Available Formats : Digital Download, CD
Category: Fiction/Historical
Runtime: 22.62
Audience: Adult
Language: English