The Devil’s Handwriting

“This mysterious book contains formulas which can defeat death.”

Pirna, 1544: Ever since the book with strange writing in it crossed her path as a child, Sophia has been devoted to solving its mystery. Master Heinrich Fuchs stands solidly by her side, having married Sophia after the death of Niklas, the father of her son. The unscrupulous town clerk, Wolf Schumann, has been secretly watching both of them, and he has his own plans for the book’s magical powers. But then one day, the presumed dead Niklas suddenly appears in Pirna.

“Was it possible that the Master had leveraged his knowledge of alchemy to turn his wishes into reality?”

  • An opulent historical novel about a strong woman and a mysterious book
  • A vibrant portrait of urban life around the time of the Reformation
Volume: 2


dtv Allgemeine Belletristik
576 pages, ISBN 978-3-423-21817-7
23. August 2019