The boy is exceedingly thin…. * Marceau -French Hist Fic Novel

by on Nov.04, 2013, under French Historical Fiction, Young Adult


Maurice closed the door to his study and placed his lengthy will on his desk. He wanted to read each clause carefully as he knew that this was the only time he would have. He had to decide the provisions for Henri and now Max – a total stranger to him —  unknowing if he would be worthy of a son in the future. At least Henri has turned out responsible and a son he could trust. He knew he was having trouble recognizing Max as his son based on the fact that he remained uncertain of his paternity. He made an enquiry to the Head Master at Trinity about this young man and looked for a reply among the stacks of correspondence left on his desk. He also felt he needed to provide something for him at least in honor of Marguerite whom he knew had remained faithful to him and his family these many years. He found the handwritten reply from the HeadMaster at bottom of the pile. He opened the letter and read it.

Monsieur Marceau,

I found the urgency of your letter sent via messenger. I find your relation to this young man quite disturbing as you make no mention of your role as guardian or otherwise despite your sharing the same names and surname. Be this as it may, you should be most proud of young Maximilien as the faculty here at the University of Cambridge find him to be a genius. I took it upon myself to observe his work and found several mathematical treatises that are beyond the capability of a doctoral student and very much on par with the mental capabilities of Sir Isaac Newton. I have been most honored to find this young man brilliant and most proud of his being a student here at Cambridge.

I must also bring to your attention that I find the boy exceedingly thin. I realize his role as a sizar and I assure you that our sizars here are fed well enough. His thinness as explained to me by one of his fellow boarders is due to his fasting days at a time. The boy is often found in prayer early in the mornings outdoors facing eastward while observing planetary movements. Furthermore, I found one essay he wrote rather perplexing on the use of planetary movements as one’s clock for time measurement and upon making decisions for daily living, agriculture, and other uses. The entire essay has now become a bound book written as an almanac for his daily living. Additionally, I most definitely agree with the faculty that the boy does have a strong penchant for debate and we have found it most difficult to challenge him on his views pertaining to canonical aspects relating to our religion; considering he is able to read and translate from ancient Hebrew, Egyptian, Greek and Latin and has found translations within our protestant bible quite questionable.

All in all, the boy is a genious and we are most proud.


Dr. Norman Smith

HeadMaster, Trinity College

University of Cambridge


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The 4 King Chiefs * Excerpt from Marceau French Historical Fiction Novel

by on Nov.04, 2013, under French Historical Fiction, Occult, Young Adult


“The manuscripts make no mention as to how one changes from man to spirit. I have been looking for such an answer all this time. And these are the 72 mighty Kings and Princes commanded into this vessel of brass together with their legions. Belial, Bileth, Asmoday and Gaap were the four King Chiefs.  Their souls were bound into this vessel because of their pride and for no other reason”, said Max.

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For Good or For Evil *Excerpt Marceau French Hist Fiction

by on Nov.04, 2013, under Occult


“Right. Your father’s archeologist wants to avoid working with that vessel. And if I am right, this may be why. It is believed that if the vessel is dropped, 72 Spirits would be released and would be commanded by the first person who dropped the vessel. These Spirits and their legions would then travel to all the corners of the earth and dominate it and use you, your mind, and your home as a base. Now, the use of these spirits can be used for the good or for evil – depending upon the soul of the owner,” said Lucien.

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A Home of One’s Own * Excerpt * Marceau French Historical Fiction Novel #histfic #histfict #ya

by on Nov.04, 2013, under French Historical Fiction, Young Adult

“Now that we will have to finish later. Right now we need to do something new and it is for my Father. He asked of me to read an several manuscripts along with an inscription to a vessel his archeologist had found. The vessel has very much been a prized possession in my father’s family for centuries. And finally it has been found,” said Maurice.

“Lucien. If I get this right, Father said I could keep the house. I need to do all I can to make all this work. Especially for me and my mother. We do not own a home of our own!,” said Max.

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The Freedom of Time **Marceau French Historical Fiction Novel #histfic #ya

by on Nov.04, 2013, under French Historical Fiction


Max noticed the clock sitting over the mantle to the fireplace. It was twelve midnight. He also knew that time flew by faster than he had ever known it. His days as a sizar at Cambridge were over and no more would he be working against anyone else’s clock except his own. What a wonderful feeling that was to him. He had the freedom he had never known: the freedom of time. — Excerpt from Marceau – French Historical Fiction Novel #histfic #histfict #ya

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Happy Halloween from Marceau Historical Fiction Novel Blog!

by on Oct.31, 2013, under French Historical Fiction

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Dear Readers to Marceau Historical Fiction Novel histfic

by on Oct.30, 2013, under French Historical Fiction

Dear Readers to Marceau (the official blog site for Marceau the historical fiction novel),


I recommend highly you access my blog directly via The postings and my replies are easier to read! If I do not get to your reply please bear with  me! And you all need to be reminded that we are currently under a mercury retrograde until November 11th. For those of you who read my novel, you know I have a penchant for astronomy via my character Maximilien (Max).

Thank You!


Thelma Benison, Author of Marceau e-book available on Barnes and Noble.

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Asmodeus and Maximilien Marceau #Histfic #Occult #YA

by on Oct.28, 2013, under Occult, Young Adult


“Oh, Spirit is the name that you call upon me, eh? Well…I see we are in need of an introduction. My name is Asmoday!,” demanded the daemon with his webbed feet and serpant tail stomping the floor in protest.


“The medieval grimoires of magical sciences requires quite a bit of study and knowledge that I see you very much lack…and yet… and yet…I find myself in the presence of a human who is not only a genius…that has proven himself as a magus as well. Well, well, well….the gift of ancient magic does indeed run in your veins, I see,” said the daemon.


Max said nothing.


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Justice comes too slow Marceau #histfic #ya

by on Oct.28, 2013, under Young Adult

CoverMax. You realize that if your father asks you to join him in all his business affairs, you do realize you have the power to change the outcome of events even before they happen? You realize you could order the daemons to take care of your father’s enemies, do you not?,” asked Alex.

“Why no, grandpere. That was not in my line of thinking at all,” said Max.

“Well you can. You can ask any of those daemons to find the enemies to your father and order their killing,” said Alex.

“I am not certain I would want to do that, Grandpere. I am not in the frame of mind to ask for the death of anyone’s enemy. I rather let that to fate,” said Max.

“You still have your innocence. I can tell by your answer. One day, son, you are going to get angry at the injustice by others and when that day comes…watch out world!,” said Alex.

“Well…would the ordering of a killing be considered  murder by proxy?,” asked Lucien.

“I do not care how you look at it. There are times when justice comes too slow. It can take many many years,” said Alex.

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Wolpertinger – Marceau Historical Fiction Novel #HistFic #Myth

by on Oct.26, 2013, under Myth and Legends

A Wolpertinger is a small rabbit-like looking animal known in Bavarian mythology and folklore known to inhabit Bavarian forests. It is a strange looking little rabbit with antlers, fangs and wings.  In German/Bavarian mythology, this little creature appears to beautiful women during a full-moon.  I happen to use this little creature in Marceau because of its mythological Bavarian past. You will find this little rabbit hanging amongst the tall stone walls at the Marceau’s family main chateau in Bavaria (Chapter Five – Marceau)

“The main hall to the chateau was fully lit and the two grand fireplaces were at a full blaze lighting stone walls long hidden by dark shadows. There were antler heads from moose and deer, a stuffed wolpertinger, mask carvings, and suits of armor from many places throughout the world. There were paintings, sculptures and large tapestries hung on the 20 metered walls that retained the austere and grim feel to the place. The grand table could seat a hundred and all ten candelabras were lit from end to end. The ancient magic to the place was summoned by primeval spirits whose fiery cosmic power governed during Regulus’s occultation with the Moon. Their binding into the bloodline of the Marceau family would bring upon decendants with incredible fame and power over people, money, sex, magic, fire, and the occult. The castle was aligned perfectly within the ecliptic path of the sun during the equinoxes and the solstices throughout the year. Yet the sun’s rays never reached the castle as it was often consumed by damp and fog and the long shadows brought about the trees by the surrounding forest.”


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