Volume 1 : The Great Wizard
For the 250th birthday of the composer, Mozart Christian Jacq discloses the secret bounds which linked together Mozart, Freemasonry and Ancient Egypt
Mozart had been initiated into the Mysteries of Isis and Osiris. Though not widely-known, this is undisputable a fact. Christian Jacq is going further by delivering an ambitious and captivating novel. In Mozart, the greatest musician ever meets an imaginary character who will help him, through Freemasonic initiation, to achieve his destiny.
Mozart is seven years old. A child prodigy, he borrows his sister’s harpsichord, « looking for the notes which love each other ». Sonata, offertory, requiem, opera… his childish universe is a musical one. He composes again and again, despite the continual journeys throughout Europe, despite the malevolent Court musicians, despite his wearing illness.
When close to be overwhelmed by discouragement, he meets a strange person: Thamos, Count of Thebes. Everyone is fascinated by this Oriental great prince; thanks to him, the doors of all the highly placed ones of Vienna, Paris and London are open again to Mozart.
Thamos is the last keeper of an eternal knowledge. He has come from Egypt to achieve a mission: he must find the « Great Wizard », a genius whose works will preserve humanity from chaos. Young Mozart is the one. Thamos knew it that day he saw the child playing one of his compositions on his piano.
From Vienna to Prague, from Milan to Paris, Mozart and Thamos will fight against the mightiest adversary: Empress Maria Theresa of Austria. Fearsome member of the Imperial Austrian police force Joseph Anton was given the order to kill the great composer and, by doing this, to destroy the emerging Freemansonry.
Trial by trial, in spite of the obstacles, Mozart is moulding The Magic Flute. In this sublime opera, he delivers a Secret. This secret will disrupt the century. And will lead to the murder of the composer.