Books by Tim Powers
The Drawing of the Dark
by Tim Powers
· published 1979 · read 2020-07-21
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Taking place in Vienna, 1529, during the Turkish attack, this book is showing the struggle of "The West" and "The East" in the form of historical fantasy. The premise is, more or less, that the forces of East and West live in a constant struggle, magical and political, and at the same time, the world of magic has been losing power for the last 1500 years, because Christianity is hacking away at the root of it – soon, within 200 years, magic will be mostly gone.