Scott B edited the description of The Astrologer Tuesday, November 13, 2012.
In October of 1601, the brilliant astronomer and mathematician Tycho Brahe is murdered on the orders of King Christian IV. Former apprentice of Brahe and current Danish royal astrologer Soren Andersmann knows nothing about killing, yet he has carried a trunk full of poisons, knives and a venomous snake to the court at Elsinore; Soren has sworn to avenge Tycho Brahe's murder by assassinating King Christian.
The Astrologer takes us into the world of Europe on the edge of the Renaissance. It is a world ruled by the sword, where civilization is held in place by violence and blind loyalty. The birth of science is still overshadowed by medieval religion, but men are learning to think for themselves. In 1601, a man who thinks for himself is a dangerous man. Soren Andersmann, the astrologer, is becoming a dangerous man.