Sorcerers and Magi showcases the fantasy fiction series by the same name and also thought-provoking ideas on magic and mysticism. The content is for adult readers drawn to fantasy fiction, magic, mysticism, Eastern spirituality and the Western Mystery Tradition. Excerpts, updates, and wisdom and insight from author, Dionesia Rapposelli aka Soror ZSD23.
When a fairy is discovered to have haplessly incarnated as
the quirky girl-next-door, sorcerers from another dimension come out of the
woodwork to vie for her affections in the interests of love and occult power.
But is she an unwitting fairy or a more dynamically charged and even dangerous
creature? A savior, a redeemer, and a siren, she puts her men in their place.
The story opens with a gal named Bellaluna Drago, who
is having a hard day, having been jilted by a boyfriend via email. She is
observed by two men, Michael Solaris and his mentor Anderson Albright, who are
denizens of the Inner Plane. Michael Solaris, we learn, is a co-conspirator in an
underground populist movement called the Lions of Light. He is working in the
Outer Plane as a neuroscientist and being stalked by a deranged “fatal
attraction” who is actually a magical creature. When Michael chivalrously
assists Bellaluna in the simple act of holding open a door, he realizes that
she is not an ordinary “Commons” woman but the hapless incarnation of a magical
being: a “fairy,” like his stalker. Against Anderson Albright’s protests, Michael
begins to pursue Bellaluna as a romantic interest-with-benefits but also
harbors sincere aims of protecting her against more opportunistic magical
persons of his kind.
Meanwhile, a sorcerer of a darker bent, Tristan Lundragon,
a cryptologist/steganographer who secretly acts as a Lions of Light conspirator,
has independently identified Bellaluna and is convinced that he, in a past life as the 16th century occultist Lunaris Dracon, was responsible for
her manifestation. A heated confrontation between Tristan, Anderson Albright, and Michael Solaris ensues.
Lundragon and Albright, however, ultimately form a secret pact about how the
men will train and work the “fallen fairy” Bellaluna Drago.
As Bellaluna begins piecing together her odd
circumstance, and after tragedy strikes, she and Tristan Lundragon ultimately
acquiesce to polyamorous love triangle that includes Tristan’s research partner and sometime male lover Jason Paleologos.
Tensions mount, however, as the powers-that-be target Tristan and Jason because
of their connection to Michael Solaris through Bellaluna Drago and dangerous
empowerments they have attained through their liaison with her.
References to alchemy, medieval occultism, the "language of the birds," steganography, and sex magic permeate the text. Each of the 22 chapters is named for and thematically reflects a card of the Tarot’s Upper Arcana.