The Blackthorn Key, Paperback

The Blackthorn Key Paperback

Part of the The Blackthorn Series series

4 out of 5 (1 rating)


Follow the clues. Crack the code. Stay alive. Potions, puzzles and the occasional explosion are all in a day's work for young apothecary Christopher Rowe.

Murder is another matter. It's a dangerous time to be the apprentice of Benedict Blackthorn.

A wave of mysterious murders has sent shockwaves through London, and soon Christopher finds himself on the run.

His only allies are his best friend, Tom, courageous Molly, and a loyal feathered friend, Bridget.

His only clues are a coded message about his master's most dangerous project, and a cryptic warning - 'Tell no one!' The race is on for Christopher: crack the code and uncover its secret, or become the next victim...A brilliant, fast-paced adventure perfect for fans of Percy Jackson.


  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 320 pages
  • Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
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  • Category: General
  • ISBN: 9780141360645



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Christopher Rowe is an orphan apprenticed to Apothecary Benedict Blackthorn. It's restoration England, and there's someone killing apothecaries; there's rumours and secrets and Christopher finds himself in the middle of the mystery, on the run and unsure of his future. With several suspects he doesn't know who to trust and his life will change forever by the event.It's a good read, feels realistic without too much dwelling on too much details but still quite believable and interesting. Tom and Christopher are great characters and I look forward to more by this author.

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