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y separately published work icon The Sixth Key single work   novel   thriller   fantasy  
Is part of The Rosicrucian Quartet Adriana Koulias , 2001 series - author novel (number 3 in series)
Issue Details: First known date: 2011... 2011 The Sixth Key
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''By the Power of these Keys the Head of the Church will be made the Lord of Hell.'

'In late 2012 a cryptic invitation leads a crime novelist to Venice's Island of the Dead. Once there he is captivated by his host's tale, which spans the centuries - but seemingly begins and ends in the dark days of the 1930s . . .

'In 1936, a similarly cryptic invitation brings Grail historian Otto Rahn to an apartment in Berlin. Waiting for him inside is Hitler's right-hand man, Heinrich Himmler, and Rahn's life is turned upside down. For Himmler wants Rahn to locate Les Serpent Rouge, a notorious book of black magic written by Pope Honorius in the 14th century.

'Following a trail from Paris down to Carcassone in the South of France, Rahn discovers a web of deceit and murder. Clearly Himmler is not the only powerful figure in search of the grimoire. A shadowy circle of men are watching Rahn's every move, and they will stop at nothing to possess both the book and the legendary Sixth Key that will unlock its terrifying power . . .' (Publisher's blurb)

Notes

  • Author's note:
    All secret societies and groups depicted in The Sixth Key exist. All church artwork, architecture, puzzles and grimoires of black magic are factual.

  • Dedication:
    I dedicate this book to Serapis, who taught
    me the secrets of the Apocalypse.
    And to Loouie, who wore Venetian masks
    though she never saw Venice - you taught me
    that death is truly brighter than life.
  • Epigraph:
    'I was looking for divinity, yet I find myself at the gates of Hell.
    Still I may continue to walk, to fall, even in flames.
    It there exists a way towards Heaven then it crosses Hell.
    At least it does for me. Well then...I dare!'

    SS Obsturmfuhrer Otto Wilhelm Rahn
  • Other formats: Also e-book.

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • North Sydney, North Sydney - Lane Cove area, Sydney Northern Suburbs, Sydney, New South Wales,: Bantam Australia , 2011 .
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      Extent: 506p.
      Description: illus.
      ISBN: 9781863256858 (pbk.)

Works about this Work

Chilling, Thrilling and Willing Jeff Popple , 2011 single work review
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 8 October 2011; (p. 24)

— Review of The Sixth Key Adriana Koulias , 2011 single work novel
Chilling, Thrilling and Willing Jeff Popple , 2011 single work review
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 8 October 2011; (p. 24)

— Review of The Sixth Key Adriana Koulias , 2011 single work novel
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