“To the reader who loves conspiracy and literature, this book is as thrilling as anything by Jules Verne himself. Michel Lamy has decoded not only Verne’s work but a whole line of initiated fiction writers. Rennes-le-Château, the Illuminati, Dracula, and the Thule Society are a few of the ingredients of this mystery, whose keys lie in occult politics and the dark secrets of blood, death, and immortality. Lamy’s work has long deserved a wider audience.”
Joscelyn Godwin, professor of music, Colgate University, and author of The Real Rule of Four
“Bravo! With fresh eyes Michel Lamy insightfully connects a baffling array of dots to reveal the hitherto obfuscated tapestry of that great master weaver of tales, Jules Verne.”
Stephen Michaluk, coauthor of The Jules Verne Encyclopedia
". . . for those who love literature, a mystery, or solving puzzles, this book will be a gem."
Institute for Hermetic Studies, July 2007
" . . . recommended for any library strong in Verne literary analysis as well as new age collections."
The Midwest Book Review, Sep 2007
"Mr. Lamy's grasp of the majority of the hidden meanings of Verne's writing and use of words is exceptional. . . . I believe this work would be a great addition to the library of any student of Jules Verne, Freemasonry, Rosicrucians and the Rennes-Le-Chateau aspect of the Holy Grail."
Veritas Newsletter, July 2008
"The subtitle sums up this fascinating account of Jules Verne's active participation in the occult milieu of late 19th century France and his incorporation of Masonic initiation rites into his science fiction novels. The author has spent many years researching the relationship of symbolism, sacred geography, the esoteric tradition, and 'secret' history to literature . . . Students of 19th century occultism will find this book a valuable resource."
The Beacon, Oct-Dec 2008