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The Alchemist's Apprentice

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The Alchemist's Apprentice

type:
Book
Current Status:
In Season
author:
Dave Duncan
genre:
Sci-fi and Fantasy, Fiction

We gave it a B+

In Dave Duncan’s The Alchemist’s Apprentice, notorious 16th-century seer Nostradamus is suspected of murder after a horoscope predicting a nobleman’s death comes true. His apprentice, Alfeo, seeks the killer, aided by a luscious courtesan and an unreliable demon, Putrid.

For Fans of…
Italy’s Renaissance.

Lowdown
The occult is a grace note in this cynical whodunit, juicy with period detail. B+