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The Deaths and Afterlife of Aleister Crowley by Ian Thornton Blog Tour: Spotlight post. #BlogTour #BookBlogger #BookBloggers #DeathsandAfterlifeOfAleisterCrowley @unbounders

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Today on The Tattooed Book Geek I am pleased to be taking part in the Blog Tour for The Deaths and Afterlife of Aleister Crowley by Ian Thornton with a spotlight of the book.

My thanks to Anne Cate for the tour invite, Ian Thornton and Unbound.

The Deaths and Afterlife of Aleister Crowley.

  • Paperback: 400 pages
  • Publisher: Unbound (22 Aug. 2019)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1783527838
  • ISBN-13: 978-1783527830
  • Amazon UK

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Aleister Crowley, also known as the Great Beast, is one of the most reviled men in history. Satanist, cult leader, debauched novelist and poet, his legacy has been harshly contested for decades.

Crowley supposedly died in 1947, but in Ian Thornton’s new novel, set in the present day, the Great Beast is alive and well and living in Shangri-la. Now over 130 years old, thanks to the magical air of his mystical location, he looks back on his life and decides it is time to set the record straight.

For Crowley was not the evil man he is often portrayed as. This was just a cover to hide his real mission, to save the twentieth century from destroying itself and to set humanity on the road to freedom and liberty.

The Death and Afterlife of Aleister Crowley is an epic novel that will make you see this notorious figure in a completely new light, as he encounters an impressive cast of real-life characters including Timothy Leary, The Beatles, Princess Margaret, Orson Welles and Alfred Hitchcock.


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About Ian Thornton.

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Ian Thornton’s debut novel, The Great and Calamitous Tale of Johan Thoms (How One Man Scorched the Twentieth Century, but Didn’t Mean to) was published by Simon & Schuster Canada in September 2013. Harper Collins published worldwide on June 28th 2014 to coincide with the centenary of the assassination of Franz Ferdinand, the pivot of the novel. It was translated across Europe and taught at the Sorbonne.

Prior to becoming a novelist, Ian worked for Broadcast magazine in London and also for Variety. He is a co-founder of the global television industry publisher, C21 Media and www.c21media.net.

He covered the Royal wedding in London for CTV, Canada’s premier independent broadcaster, and has recently written for Wisden Cricketer, The Guardian, The Hindu and for the Soho House magazine, House. He also wrote on the football World Cup in South Africa for the Canadian sports channel, The Score, and has worked for Queen’s University in Ontario, where his project was presented at the White House as part of President Obama’s new media initiative.

Ian is the official biographer of the Compton cricket club in California and has been a judge on the largest Latin American film festival, Expresion en Corto. He is currently producing a feature documentary.

Originally from Leeds, Ian currently resides in Toronto with his wife Heather Gordon and their children, Laszlo and Clementine.


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6 thoughts on “The Deaths and Afterlife of Aleister Crowley by Ian Thornton Blog Tour: Spotlight post. #BlogTour #BookBlogger #BookBloggers #DeathsandAfterlifeOfAleisterCrowley @unbounders

  1. I’m close to halfway through the book… it’s good 🙂 I was so nervous when I saw all those low scores on Goodreads but I enjoy the writing so much and it’s super interesting too- this wicked romp through history and places… and the filth at times!
    I think the author is working on something new as well – e.g. historical character and spin it with a twist again like he has done with Crowley… I’m excited… 😀 It’s just right down my alley this… mention Satanists and Liis is all ears! XD

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