Chapter fifteen of Magician’s Misfortune

This may not end well

This may not end well

What has gone wrong with the team searching for their demon-possessed colleague? Why don’t the phones work? Harry Eberhardt is facing the possibility that this demon hunt has turned into a fiasco once again. And then one of his colleagues suggests a course of action that could save them all, or lead to utter disaster! Granted there will be “Questionable choices” in chapter 15 of Magician’s Misfortune, but just what will the consequences be?


About Brian Bixby

I enjoy history because it helps me understand people. I'm writing fiction for much the same reason.
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2 Responses to Chapter fifteen of Magician’s Misfortune

  1. Paula Cappa says:

    Cool witchy image. Love it!

    • Brian Bixby says:

      Usually I research my images a bit, but this one I hadn’t . . . until you dropped that compliment, Paula. Then I figured I HAD to find out more about it.

      So, it comes from a book called “Indian Fairy Tales” (1892) by the Australian folklorist Joseph Jacobs (1854-1916); all the illustrations for that book were done by the British artist and illustrator John Dickson Batten (1860-1932), then hand colored by a woman who went by the name of Gloria Cardew (c. 1878 – after 1904), who is a bit of a mystery herself.

      The specific illustration is for a story “Harisarman,” about a man who pretends to be a great wizard, but who gets by on a combination of luck and chicanery. The book can be found on Project Gutenberg, with its colorful illustrations, if you are interested. I will say this: the illustrations are gorgeous!

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