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The Doctor Onofrio

William Gilbert

Published February 3rd 2013
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Kindle Edition
28 pages
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Doctor Onofrio – an aging, evil lawyer – requests renewed youth from the infamous Innominato. The wizard grants his request with immortality – but with one simple, charitable condition. Every time that condition is not met, his remaining life-span isMoreDoctor Onofrio – an aging, evil lawyer – requests renewed youth from the infamous Innominato. The wizard grants his request with immortality – but with one simple, charitable condition. Every time that condition is not met, his remaining life-span is halved. How likely is it that the lawyer is still walking amongst us...? It would appear that the Innominato is happy to give anyone a second chance but – should you decide to take advantage of his assistance, you should be very careful what you wish for...The Doctor Onofrio is the first in a collection of classic Gothic tales of horror and the supernatural by William Gilbert, collected in an 1867 anthology and republished by Oleander Press – now available on kindle.With Innominato, Oleander Press has unearthed a little-known gothic masterpiece. - TLS reviewer.Brianza, Lombardy, 14th Century Italy. A mysterious and solitary astrologer inhabits a magnificent castle overlooking Lake Como. The Innominato (Nameless) is known to provide advice and assistance to those in need of special favours. Rumoured to be an augur, wizard and necromancer possessing immense power of unknown origin, he is spoken of with fear and respect by locals and deep suspicion by the Church:I dont believe it possible for any man to be endowed with knowledge such as he is reported to have, without trafficking in the powers of darkness- and I have more than once heard that the Innominato is strongly suspected of sorcery...