Only the immortal Dr. Israel St. James can collect and keep safe history's most powerful artifacts.
With Archimedes' Insight, he can detect the magic lurking beneath the surface of our mundane world.
A potent nexus in history or a rare super-genius can manifest magical power within an object. These supernatural Relics are Israel St. James' specialty. As the keeper of Archimedes' Apothecary, he employs multi-dimensional tools to find and collect antiquities of the most abnormal kind. Some have the ability to alter the course of civilization, and thus the responsibility for their eternal safety falls squarely on the shoulders of their immortal curator, Dr. Israel St. James.
Equal parts archeological adventure, alternate history, and puzzling mystery, this collection of pulp-style short stories has something exciting for every reader.
Fully illustrated with over 30 drawings by comic artist Jason Belden, these 13 action-packed tales jump off the page with an extra pop of high-contrast imagery. The globe-trotting steward of humanity's most important artifacts collects mind-boggling objects of renown, such as:
• The Rod of Asclepius, capable of healing any wound.
• A haunted sextant that can see ghosts and auras.
• Fancy pottery made to detect new Relics as they manifest.
• A gemstone that can send anyone to sleep, instantly.
• A gateway that leads to any door on earth.
Follow Israel's never-ending journey through the 19th and 20th Centuries in this complete collection of his short fiction. He'll be rubbing shoulders with Nikola Tesla, battling rogue Pinkerton Agents in Chicago, picnicking on the moon, and witnessing the effects of industry and war firsthand.
There's a lot of real history with extra punch.
Over the years, loneliness has been Dr. St. James' only reliable companion. Are there others who can shed light into the darkness? He's a legend of historic proportions, but he cannot contain the surging tide of raw magical power alone…