Hello Wicked Babes;
I am so excited to have been one of many wonderful Bloggers taking part in the A Golden Fury by Samantha Cohoe.
Thank you @tbrbeyondtours
A Golden Fury by Samantha Cohoe
Genre: Young Adult Fantasy
Release Date: October 13, 2020
Published by: Wednesday Books
In her debut novel A Golden Fury, Samantha Cohoe weaves a story of magic and danger, where the streets of Oxford and London come to life, and the curse of the Philosopher’s Stone will haunt you long after the final chapter.
Thea Hope longs to be an alchemist out of the shadow of her famous mother. The two of them are close to creating the legendary Philosopher’s Stone—whose properties include immortality and can turn any metal into gold—but just when the promise of the Stone’s riches is in their grasp, Thea’s mother destroys the Stone in a sudden fit of violent madness.
While combing through her mother’s notes, Thea learns that there’s a curse on the Stone that causes anyone who tries to make it to lose their sanity. With the threat of the French Revolution looming, Thea is sent to Oxford for her safety, to live with the father who doesn’t know she exists. But in Oxford, there are alchemists after the Stone who don’t believe Thea’s warning about the curse—instead, they’ll stop at nothing to steal Thea’s knowledge of how to create the Stone.
But Thea can only run for so long, and soon she will have to choose: create the Stone and sacrifice her sanity, or let the people she loves die.
Thank you @tbrbeyondtours & @samanthacohoe for having me on this tour!
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This book was received from the Author, and Publisher, in exchange for an honest review. Opinions and thoughts expressed in this review are completely my own.
-All included quotes have been taken from an ARC and may not match the finished publication.
CAV MALEDICTIONEM ALCHEMISTATE
Beware The Alchemist Curse.
“No illness, no want, no death. The Philosopher’s Stone gave everything humankind wanted but did not believe we could have in this life”
“Men are always willing to believe in the stupidity of women”
-Samantha Cohoe, A Golden Fury
This tale begins in Normandy, France 1792, which is a pivotal time for France, with the French Revolution. English born Thea Hop,longs to be an alchemist out of the shadow of her famous alchemist mother, Marguerite. On the verge of a historic formula breakthrough of the fabled the Philosopher’s Stone. Madness takes hold and
Thea’s mother destroys much of the lab and work. Seizing some of her mothers cryptic notes, she realizes how close her mother really was in her chemistry work.
With ever present radical French convention, Her mothers patron sends Theo to England to a Father she’s never met. Vellacott is Thea’s father, another alchemist and professor at Oxford.
This was a faced moving historical fiction that has rich magical realism. Lies and deceit, will have glued to these pages. To me the author did a fabulous job setting up the plot line. The pacing was perfect, allowing the reader to experience the full historical elements. The detail descriptions of the places, puts you front and center. The main POV’s is a strong heroine, who actions are wonderfully depicted for the time period. Her voice is strong, and I loved her! The sub characters were also well developed and three dimensional.
This was an exceptional book for me. The author did a phenomenal job in creating a stunning Historical Ya with Magical Realism. The romance was just enough not to have you loose focus on what the tale is really about.
I highly recommend this book to family and friends!
A little History
21 September, a Proclamation Of Abolisabolish Of The Monarchy,
French convention goes into effect and the French first republic is established, effective the following day.
26 December the trial of Louis XVI of France begins.