The Alchemist and the Angel (Paperback)

Author: Owen, Joanne

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Interspersed with notes, magical recipes, and a handful of tales from central European folklore, this is an enthrallingly dark tale of mystery, magic, and alchemy set in 16th-century Prague and Vienna
Everything changes for orphaned Jan when his beloved uncle, Gustavanatomist, natural scientist, and aspiring alchemistenlists his help in a quest to create a life-generating serum. To test the serum, they must follow a set of ancient instructions and play a dangerous game of bringing the inanimate to life. When Gustav dies suddenly, it's up to Jan to continue his worklittle does he know that his beautiful, calculating aunt dreams of using the serum for her own purposeseternal life. Under the fa?ade of her grief, she convinces Jan they must move from Vienna to Prague, and when she mysteriously disappears, Jan searches for her. In the plague-ridden ghettos and in the court of the mad Emperor Rudolf, he must pit his wits against an extraordinary cast of characters and events. His only ally is Zuzana, a girl with secrets of her own. Set against the vivid backdrop of 16th century Prague and the equally breathtaking Vienna, this magical, historical adventure is reminiscent of Mary Shelley'sFrankenstein.

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Publisher Orion Pub Co
Mfg Part# 9781444001945
SKU 223785506
Format Paperback
ISBN10 1444001949
Release Date 10/1/2011
Product Attributes
Book Format Paperback
Minimum Age 13
Number of Pages 0224
Publisher Orion Children's Books
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