The Drawing of the Dark (Del Rey Impact)
Publish date: May 4th 2011
Publisher: Del Rey Books
Pages no: 323
Edition language: English
Man, Tim Powers is cool. He does this "secret history" thing, where he's almost writing historical fiction but the blanks in the historical record he fills in with fantasy elements. It really works. It helps a lot that the historical aspects of his stories are really well researched. I guess that'...
Brian Duffy, an Irish soldier of fortune, finds that Venice isn't that healthy for him and when he's offered the job of bouncer for a tavern in Vienna that brews it's own, along with a healthy wage, he jumps at the chance. Unfortunately for Brian, what he thought would be a retirement turns out to...
Never have I read a novel infused with so much drinking of beer! I could not turn a page, it seemed, when the protagonist Duffy doesn't quaff yet another tankard of ale. The very title itself refers to the drawing of the special, dark brew of beer that is performed once every few hundred years in or...