Alchemy: turning Sliver to Gold By Chris James


Book Description:

The Sequel to “Alchemy: a story of perfect murder” – available for Pre-Order at Amazon. Launch date: 14 December 2015.

After finding Jacob Silver’s body missing from his grave at Pentonville Prison, Lizzie Weston battles to prove he is immortal – and clear his name.

Detective Inspector George Neville searches for Jacob’s missing remains and learns that Nicolas Flamel is not only alive but cooking another brew – and leaving dead bodies wherever he goes.

Portraits and heads in jars, exhibits from Jacob Silver’s “trial of the century” cause havoc as Jacob’s murdered victims seek revenge.

Sir Robert Weston is honoured by Queen Victoria for services to medicine – after stealing with Jacob’s discoveries.

But where is Jacob Silver?

A new trial, the sensation of the next century, reveals all.

My Thoughts:

I read Alchemy: a story of perfect murder earlier on in the year and it was a five star read for me. When I found out that the author was writing a sequel to it I was suddenly hit with a mixed reaction. I was over the moon that there was going to be another book but I couldn’t help but have that little bit of doubt in the back of my mind as to whether I could possibly enjoy it as much as the first. Well I’ve read it and I did!

Even though the author covers enough of the first book in this one for anyone that may not have read it, I would personally still recommend readers reading them in order as I for one certainly enjoyed it.

Alchemy: turning Silver to Gold is not only a sequel but a prequel to the first book. The reader gets to find out what happened after the first book finishes but we are also taken on a journey even further back in time to how it all started.

I loved Lizzie Weston’s character, she is very strong in her beliefs and is hell bent on finding out the truth so she can clear Jacobs name. Living in the century that she does, it certainly isn’t the easiest time for women but Lizzie certainly doesn’t let something like that stop her. She was quite weak in her role in the first book but she has certainly strengthened in this one which made for an even more enjoyable read.

The parts of the story that are based in the court room, which for someone who isn’t really a lover of court room dramas, are some of my favourite. I am just so glad that I am just reading the story as what the poor people in those court rooms have to endure is quite horrific, in more ways than one!

Alchemy: turning Silver to Gold is not only better than the first one it is darker and more disturbing if that is even possible. It is ideal for anyone who loves a good horror/crime novel that is dark and slightly disturbing.

Many thanks to the author for an advanced readers copy of his book in exchange for an honest review.


Alchemy: turning Silver to Gold is due to be published on the 14th of December. You can pre order a copy now on Amazon.

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