A Conspiracy of Alchemists : Chronicles of Light and Shadow, Paperback

A Conspiracy of Alchemists : Chronicles of Light and Shadow Paperback

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In a Golden Age where spark reactors power the airways, and creatures of Light and Shadow walk openly among us, a deadly game of Alchemists and Warlocks has begun.

When an unusual cargo drags airship-pilot Elle Chance into the affairs of the mysterious Mr Marsh, she must confront her destiny and do everything in her power to stop the Alchemists from unleashing a magical apocalypse.

Combining the best elements of nineteenth century gothic fiction with contemporary Steampunk, adventure, romance and the supernatural, Liesel Schwarz has crafted a truly exceptional debut, the first book in The Chronicles of Light and Shadow trilogy.


  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 416 pages
  • Publisher: Ebury Publishing
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Science fiction
  • ISBN: 9780091950699



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This had a lot of potential, there were some good moments in it but it just didn't quite work as well as it possibly might.Elle Chance is a airship-pilot, fighting against the restrictions of her sex and society. She accepts a commission from a friend in Paris and this draws her into the world of Alchemists and Warlocks, two opposing groups who want her because her destiny is to be a pivot point in the world and she will have to come to terms with her destiny.One of the people involved is Mr Marsh a warlock, who is attracted to her, but I didn't really feel that the relationship development was shown enough.Interesting, I'm going to read more but I'd like to see more about the relationship coming through.

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