When the Great Kingdom was formed, the Library was transformed into the Labyrinth of Thaumaturgy and Melanie Bush became the Technomancer. (PROSE: Millennial Rites) In the Labyrinth she learned of this book, considered to be one of the most malevolent books in the galaxy.
Behind the scenes Edit
- Joachim of Fiore was a real 12th century abbot but this work was invented by W. B. Yeats for his short story, "The Tables of the Law". Historically, a 13th century Joachimite wrote a work called the Introductorium in Evangelium Aeternum. Like Yeats' fictional book, this work was ordered destroyed by Pope Alexander IV. James Joyce suggests the Liber Inducens is real in his Stephen Hero, noting that Yeats' story mentions the preface Joachim "is said to have prefixed to his Eternal Gospel."
- Yeats' history of the book specifies that only a single copy survived after the destruction of the original. When the story was first published in an issue of The Savoy, the story ends with the sole copy's destruction. In the revised version its fate remains unclear.