By Charles Williams
In this vintage story of spirituality, morality, and the occult, a gloomy plot to homicide an unsuspecting Englishman who possesses the world’s rarest tarot deck unleashes uncontrollable elemental forces
the unique and so much mystical of all playing-card decks, the tarot has seduced seekers of otherworldly wisdom for centuries—and of all its playing cards, the main powerful are the twenty-two symbolic pictures that contain the higher Trumps. by way of a wierd accident, the first actual tarot deck, relationship again centuries, has come into the ownership of Lothair Coningsby, a uniquely unimaginative Englishman. notwithstanding he has no goal of relinquishing his treasure, there are others who covet the tarot’s energy. Henry Lee, for one—fiancé of Coningsby’s attractive daughter, Nancy—is pushed by means of a duty even deeper than his devotion to his liked. Henry is of Gipsy blood, and the Romany think that they on my own are the real guardians of the magical tarot. Invited to spend the vacations on the out-of-the-way domestic of Aaron Lee, Henry’s grandfather, the unsuspecting Coningsbys are ignorant of the chilling conspiracy taking form round them. For in this stormy Christmas Day, their hosts are getting ready to devote foul homicide to achieve ownership of the coveted occult deck, unleashing devastating primal forces that no human may be able to contain.
the bright fiction of Charles Williams, who used to be a member of the Inklings along fellow Oxfordians C. S. Lewis, J. R. R. Tolkien, and Owen Barfield, is taken into account to be one of the so much provocative, imaginitive, and clever explorations of spirituality and the supernatural produced throughout the 20th century. The facts lies in his brilliant vintage The higher Trumps, a many-layered story of hubris and religion that's arguably one of many maximum mystical thrillers of all time.