Under the Witches' Moon

Nathan GALLIZIER (1866 - 1927)

The scene is Rome, 935 A.D. Thirty-year-old Tristan, dressed as a pilgrim, overhears a conversation between Basil, the Grand Chamberlain, and Il Gobbo, his assistant. After the two have left, Tristan continues to observe the revelry on the Eve of St. John. Suddenly a chariot containing a beautiful woman stops before him. They exchange words. He kisses her hand. Then she moves on, leaving him to ponder her beauty as he returns to the inn where he is staying. That night he has an enchanting and haunting dream of him together with another woman. Morning makes more sense of the dream. He was in love with Hellayne, who sent him away to Rome so that he could do penance for the sin of love. This explains why he is now in Rome. The next morning, as he walks into the heart of Rome, what he observes is a city torn between the debauchery of a fallen classical greatness and the promise of a new Christian awakening. This is the backdrop against which a city struggles to realize its greatness and a man struggles to realize his love for woman and for God. (Bill Boerst)

Genre(s): Historical Fiction

Language: English

Section Chapter Reader Time
Play 01 01 - Book I, Chapter 1 - The Fires of St. John Bill Boerst
00:19:23
Play 02 02 - Book I, Chapter 2 - The Weaving of the Spell Bill Boerst
00:11:14
Play 03 03 - Book I, Chapter 3 - The Dream Lady of Avalon Bill Boerst
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Play 04 04 - Book I, Chapter 4 - The Way of the Cross Bill Boerst
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Play 05 05 - Book I, Chapter 5 - On the Aventine Bill Boerst
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Play 06 06 - Book I, Chapter 6 - The Coup Bill Boerst
00:25:58
Play 07 07 - Book I, Chapter 7 - Masks and Mummers Bill Boerst
00:13:12
Play 08 08 - Book I, Chapter 8 - The Shrine of Hekate Bill Boerst
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Play 09 09 - Book I, Chapter 9 - The Game of Love Bill Boerst
00:20:18
Play 10 10 - Book I, Chapter 10 - A Spirit Pageant Bill Boerst
00:13:49
Play 11 11 - Book I, Chapter 11 - The Denunciation Bill Boerst
00:09:18
Play 12 12 - Book I, Chapter 12 - The Confession Bill Boerst
00:18:54
Play 13 13 - Book II, Chapter 1 - The Grand Chamberlain Bill Boerst
00:24:33
Play 14 14 - Book II, Chapter 2 - The Call of Eblis Bill Boerst
00:10:56
Play 15 15 - Book II, Chapter 3 - The Crystal Sphere Bill Boerst
00:21:58
Play 16 16 - Book II, Chapter 4 - Persephone Bill Boerst
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Play 17 17 - Book II, Chapter 5 - Magic Glooms Bill Boerst
00:15:00
Play 18 18 - Book II, Chapter 6 - The Lure of the Abyss Bill Boerst
00:12:42
Play 19 19 - Book II, Chapter 7 - The Face in the Panel Bill Boerst
00:10:10
Play 20 20 - Book II, Chapter 8 - The Shadow of Asrael Bill Boerst
00:25:53
Play 21 21 - Book II, Chapter 9A - The Feast of Theodora Bill Boerst
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Play 22 22 - Book II, Chapter 9B - The Feast of Theodora Bill Boerst
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Play 23 23 - Book II, Chapter 10 - The Chalice of Oblivion Bill Boerst
00:26:33
Play 24 24 - Book III, Chapter 1- Wolfsbane Bill Boerst
00:15:10
Play 25 25 - Book III, Chapter 2 - Under the Saffron Scarf Bill Boerst
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Play 26 26 - Book III, Chapter 3 - Dark Plottings Bill Boerst
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Play 27 27 - Book III, Chapter 4 - Face to Face Bill Boerst
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Play 28 28 - Book III, Chapter 5 - The Cressets of Doom Bill Boerst
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Play 29 29 - Book III, Chapter 6 - A Meeting of Ghosts Bill Boerst
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Play 30 30 - Book III, Chapter 7 - A Bower of Eden Bill Boerst
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Play 31 31 - Book III, Chapter 8 - An Italian Night Bill Boerst
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Play 32 32 - Book III, Chapter 9 - The Net of the Fowler Bill Boerst
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Play 33 33 - Book III, Chapter 10 - Devil Worship Bill Boerst
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Play 34 34 - Book III, Chapter 11 - By Lethe's Shores Bill Boerst
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Play 35 35 - Book III, Chapter 12 - The Death Watch Bill Boerst
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Play 36 36 - Book III, Chapter 13 - The Convent in Trastevere Bill Boerst
00:10:58
Play 37 37 - Book III, Chapter 14 - The Phantom of the Lateran Bill Boerst
00:13:51
Play 38 38 - Book IV, Chapter 1 - The Return of the Moor Bill Boerst
00:07:28
Play 39 39 - Book IV, Chapter 2 - The Escape from San Angelo Bill Boerst
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Play 40 40 - Book IV, Chapter 3 - The Lure Bill Boerst
00:19:12
Play 41 41 - Book IV, Chapters 4 (A Lying Oracle) and 5 (Bitter Waters) Bill Boerst
00:20:56
Play 42 42 - Book IV, Chapter 6 - From Dream to Dream Bill Boerst
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Play 43 43 - Book IV, Chapter 7 - A Roman Medea Bill Boerst
00:20:38
Play 44 44 - Book IV, Chapters 8 (In Tenebris) and 9 (The Conspiracy) Bill Boerst
00:22:10
Play 45 45 - Book IV, Chapter 10 - The Broken Spell Bill Boerst
00:24:09
Play 46 46 - Book IV, Chapter 11 - The Black Mass Bill Boerst
00:23:26
Play 47 47 - Book IV, Chapter 12 - Sunrise Bill Boerst
00:04:58