Wednesday, December 10, 2014
Crossover Cover: To the Devil a Daughter
Lieutenant-Colonel William “Conky Bill” Verney (also known as C.B.) tricks the Satanist Canon Copely-Syle into believing that they have met before. The Canon concludes that they must have met at a house at Lord’s used as a headquarters by a man named Mocata, who had a conflict with a White Magician of greater power than himself while searching for the Talisman of Set, and was later found dead outside a house called Cardinal’s Folly in Worcestershire. Mocata died in battle with the Duke de Richleau, as recounted in Wheatley’s The Devil Rides Out. Cardinal’s Folly is the Duke’s home. Since the Duke de Richleau’s exploits take place in the CU, so do the events of this novel. C.B. tells the Canon, “…to people like ourselves, it is common knowledge that it was their magicians producing large numbers of homunculi which led the White Powers to destroy the whole continent of Atlantis by fire and flood.” The version of Atlantis’ destruction described by C.B. is depicted in another Wheatley novel, They Found Atlantis. After the events of this novel, C.B. married Molly Fountain, and the couple appeared as main characters in Wheatley’s The Satanist.