You are now able to get all three of my first three novels, in one hardback omnibus edition: The Magus Trilogy.
Collectively these tell the story of the mysterious Magus who works to solve occult crimes: and of a young homicide detective whose life is changed forever when she enters the shadowy world which he inhabits.
Originally published from 2009 to 2011 in three separate paperback novels (here, here, and here), these are now gathered into one hardback volume – perfect to get as Christmas present for someone you love! For more details, please like this post and subscribe to this blog to remain updated about availability details.
The Magus Trilogy: Omnibus Edition, by Alex Sumner. ISBN 979-8482911082. Available from Amazon in these countries:
A Succubus. Note that in real-life, Succubi tend to appear without horns, wings, tails, and indeed clothes!
In a novel I wrote, The Magus, one of the characters has an authentic experience with a “Succubus.” Whilst trying to evoke a demon and get it to do its bidding, the demon tries to get out of the pact by distracting him with sex in the form of a beautiful woman. Whilst the experience is highly erotic, the man realises that if he is to succeed with his magic he needs to refuse sex with the Succubus and instead force it to agree to do his Will.
In other words, despite the fact that a Succubus might seem attractive to a lonely but horny teenager who is not getting enough in real life, such a demon only manifests when an evocation goes wrong. One cannot deliberately summon a Succubus, as that would entail deliberately failing at an Evocation – but if you set out with the intent to fail, it wouldn’t work to begin with.
Android users rejoice! You now have the opportunity to purchase my novels as ebooks from Google Play! This is in addition to Amazon Kindle, and iTunes. If you have an Android-enabled smartphone or tablet and want to both terrified and yet strangely aroused by some visionary & metaphysical fiction, follow these links:
Alex Sumner, novelist and writer on the Occult and now Football manager as well!
MANCHESTER – Officials at Old Trafford today have named José Mourinho’s replacement as Alex Sumner, following the former’s sudden sacking today.
Alex Sumner is a novelist and writer on the Occult. He published his first novel, The Magus in 2009. His latest novel, Eternal Witch, was published earlier this year.
When asked on his qualifications, Alex said:
“Well, someone said they were desperate to bring a load of red devils under control, so I immediately said, ‘Aha! I’m your man!’
“I don’t intend to use traditional coaching techniques to win matches. Instead, I’ll be evoking my old friend Andromalius to reclaim all the success that has been stolen from United; Orobas to win honours for the team; and Paimon to bind the referees from making unfavourable decisions.
“I admit I haven’t got a clue about football management at Premiership level, or indeed at any level. But on the plus side that at least gives me more chance than the last two cretins they had in the job.”
Look there’s a demon right there! If that’s not a Goetic symbol, nothing is! 😉
You now have the opportunity to buy all of my paperback novels, including especially The Magus Trilogy, as I originally intended them. I have spent the past few days migrating them to CreateSpace, so they are no longer on lulu.com.
A cautionary tale for both my readers and for other Authors! Please read on…
Not that Lulu. Unfortunately.
One of my loyal readers has informed me that the paperback versions of The Magus Trilogy are not available from Amazon except through third party sellers and then only for silly money! On investigation, I found the facts to be as follows:
Whilst this is true about the paperback versions, the Kindle versions are still fully available, and at the prices at which I intended them. They are also available electronically from other sites such as iTunes, Barnes & Noble and Smashwords at similar prices (the links to these three sites can be found via my web-page).
The paperback versions of “A Fairy Story By Any Other Name,” “Taromancer” and “Eternal Witch” are available from Amazon as normal. So too are they from Barnes & Noble – which doesn’t have paperback versions of the Magus Trilogy at all.
On redeeming the Sumner Family Brain Cell from the local pawn shop and re-engaging it, the truth dawned on me. Of all my novels, the three books of the Magus Trilogy were published via the website http://www.lulu.com which I had used on the understanding that it would distribute the paperbacks through Amazon for me anyway. The Kindle versions however I published through Amazon’s own Kindle Direct Publishing.
Hence, it would appear that both Amazon and Barnes and Noble have decided to arbitrarily stop selling the books I created via lulu.com, but are quite happy to continue to sell those via Amazon’s own CreateSpace!
Might this have anything to do with the fact that Amazon earlier this year were consolidating their CreateSpace and Kindle Direct Publishing ventures into one streamlined whole, and were therefore wanting to edge out competitors?
What bugs me, though, is that whatever the real explanation for this predicament – I received no notice of it from either Amazon or Lulu!
This may very well mean that you may be seeing new paperback editions appearing on Amazon via CreateSpace in the not too distant future. In the meantime, I encourage you to save a tree in the Amazon rain-forest and treat yourself to a Kindle version all the same.
Are you a Lulu-published author and have you been affected like this? Please respond in the comments below!
You have the opportunity to buy my new book , entitled “Eternal Witch,” from May 23rd 2018. Meanwhile, in advance of my new release, I have been updating all my other books, including the first three that started them off the Magus Trilogy.
“The Magus,” “Opus Secunda” and “Licence To Depart,” are published in paperback and Kindle. For more details please see my Amazon Author Page.