A Study in Sorcery
First edition cover art
|Cover artist||James Warhola|
|Series||Lord Darcy series|
|Genre||Fantasy, Science fiction, Alternate history|
|Media type||Print (Paperback)|
|LC Class||CPB Box no. 1752 vol. 11|
|Preceded by||Ten Little Wizards|
The Lord Darcy stories are set in an alternate world whose history supposedly diverged from our own during the reign of King Richard the Lionheart, in which King John never reigned and most of western Europe and the Americas are united in an Angevin Empire whose continental possessions were never lost by that king. In this world a magic-based technology has developed in place of the science of our own world.
In New England (a term which in this history includes the whole of our North America) an Azteque Prince is found dead on a stone altar.
Lord Darcy and Sean O Lochlainn are sent across the Atlantic to investigate. Darcy must identify the killer and determine whether the Azteques are returning to human sacrifice. Perhaps an attempt is being made by the rival Polish Empire to upset the balance of power between the Angevin Empire and the Azteques?
|This article about a 1980s science fiction novel is a stub. You can help Wikipedia by expanding it.
See guidelines for writing about novels. Further suggestions might be found on the article's talk page.