After a terrible encounter with the dark side at a castle in Tuscany, Sarah is given a ring set with a ruby crystal, a powerful stone that was once the third eye of an ancient Buddha statue in Nepal.With the mystic ring on her finger, Sarah's visionary abilities are ignited.Revealing the very nature of how evil gets into the world, "Revelations of the Ruby Crystal" is a novel of romance, mystery, heresy, and spirituality that uncovers the esoteric foundations for the emergence of a golden new age.Critique: Impressively well written from beginning to end, "Revelations of the Ruby Crystal" is a thoroughly engaging and unfailingly entertaining read.This, the most glorious achievement of the Romantic ballet, provides the highlight of "The Romantic Ballet in England", Ivor Guest's classic study which also describes the developments which led up to it and the sad decline that shortly afterwards overtook ballet with almost dramatic suddenness.From an exhaustive examination of contemporary accounts and memoirs, Ivor Guest brings to life the personalities of the ballet scene of that time including Lumley the impresario; the great Perrot himself; international stars such as Taglioni and Elssler, Cerrito and Carlotta Grisi; and the English dancers of more modest renown, of whom the most promising was the ill-fated Clara Webster.
Critique: Ivor Guest began his research into the history of ballet over sixty years ago, and has published more than thirty books on the subject.
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