I finished this one about a month ago. It was a fascinating tale centered around two extremely dubious figures meeting one another. Faust meets a magician he later learns is diabolical Gilles de Rais, the practiced knight and faithful comrade to Joan of Arc, Gilles de Rais, was named Marshall of France at the period of only 25 yet his brilliant ascent was reflected by a horrendous fall. He is best recalled today as most likely one of the most debased and productive sequential executioners ever. We call them serial killers today. I won’t tell you the odd twist to the story.