The Ravener & Others

The Ravener & Others
by Donald Tyson




ravener_tysonThis new book from the internationally acclaimed author of bestselling non-fiction works including the Necronomicon (Llewellyn, 2004), Enochian Magic for Beginners (1997) and The Fourth Book of Occult Philosophy (2009) is an exciting collection of six esoteric tales featuring the Elizabethan magician Dr John Dee and his skryer Edward Kelley. The two men use their wits and angelic magic to battle a range of supernatural foes and threats:

The Curse
… one of the Queen’s lady’s-in-waiting is threatened by an African curse.

Hackley Grange
… terror from beyond the stars strikes close to home.

Black Dog
… Edward Kelley meets an old treasure-hunting friend, and gains a familiar, but will it save or kill him?

The Shewstone
… Dee and Kelley battle powerful foes to save the realm from destruction.

Nonsuch House
… the vengeance of a dangerous ghost endangers John Dee’s wife, Jane.

The Ravener
… an ancient evil stalks Queen Elizabeth I and her courtiers on a hunt, with the only salvation lying in the wits of John Dee.

“A gripping collection of tales vividly set in the Elizabethan world of the magus John Dee and his skryer Edward Kelley. From court intrigue to witchcraft, faeries to creatures from beyond the stars, Dee and Kelley are forced to rely on their wits and arcane knowledge to solve peculiar mysteries and safeguard both Queen Elizabeth I and her realm. Drawing on his decades of knowledge and experience, Donald Tyson draws the reader into an absorbing labyrinth of deception and magic.”



Extracts from Reviews:

“While the tales and the book are full of the esoteric, the magical and the otherworldliness, including the main Protagonists, yet they are not so over the top that it would put of the casual reader who loves a good old fashioned Whodunit. Because this is what the stories are…. though at times with a twist.
The stories also contain dark humour, and are very well written, from the dialogue to the descriptive passages describing the landscapes and the historical. Not something that easily goes together these days. I hope the author Donald Tyson is going to write more on Dr Dee’s adventures and look forward to reading with great anticipation.I would highly recommend the book to those who like historical tale, to those who like the magical, to those who enjoy a good `yarn – and of course to those who enjoy a good old fashioned Whodunit!” Shullie Porter, Amazon Reviewer

“Imagine if Sherlock Holmes & Watson were investigating occult happenings and/or crimes. Also add they occasionally get called to Queen Elizabeth’s court. If this sounds appealing, then download/buy this book and get reading. Each Story gets better, with the last one of the 6 my favorite.” Cathi Falconwing, Amazon Reviewer


Donald Tyson
Donald Tyson is best known as the author of numerous nonfiction books on the traditions of Western magic. He has written about such varied topics as the Tarot, the runes, the Kabbalah, Enochian magic, astral projection and spirit evocation. He is also the editor of annotated modernized editions of the occult classics Demonology by King James the First, The Three Books of Occult Philosophy by Cornelius Agrippa, and Agrippa’s Fourth Book of Occult Philosophy. He originated the unique divination systems of rune dice and rune astrology, and designed the Necronomicon Tarot deck.  Donald Tyson presently lives in Cape Breton, Nova Scotia, with his wife, Jenny, and his flame-point Siamese cat, Hermes.  He is the author of The Ravener and Other Tales; for further information on his work please visit