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Shadow of the Alchemist Having a passing knowledge of Flamel s work and not just from Harry Potter made this book just that muchenjoyable for me I particularly appreciated the twist at the end concerning the true nature of Flamel s servant. Jeri Westerson once again weaves a tale that blends gritty medieval violence with high adventure surrounding an object of supernatural significance This time, Crispin Guest must unravel the mysteries connecting an alchemist s missing wife, the watchful gaze of a secret brotherhood, mysterious deaths, baleful sheriffs, political intrigue and conspiracy while hoping against hope that his old friend, Henry of Derby, is not involved in the worst of the unfolding events which threaten the peace and Jeri Westerson once again weaves a tale that blends gritty medieval violence with high adventure surrounding an object of supernatural significance This time, Crispin Guest must unravel the mysteries connecting an alchemist s missing wife, the watchful gaze of a secret brotherhood, mysterious deaths, baleful sheriffs, political intrigue and conspiracy while hoping against hope that his old friend, Henry of Derby, is not involved in the worst of the unfolding events which threaten the peace and stability of London and the realm As usual, Westerson keeps things moving quickly, with action and chases aplenty and high stakes for all involved Another fine rollicking adventure First thing I have to say is that I love this series This latest addition to the series is 6 and Jeri Westerson, the author, clearly loves her characters and the time period I swear I can smell the filth of the streets and the poor side of town that Crispin Guest and his apprentice Jack live in The Cheapside is a long fall for a former knight and one who fell by believing someone he had looked up to for guidance Only through luck and Crispin s skills as a Tracker detective has he been abl First thing I have to say is that I love this series This latest addition to the series is 6 and Jeri Westerson, the author, clearly loves her characters and the time period I swear I can smell the filth of the streets and the poor side of town that Crispin Guest and his apprentice Jack live in The Cheapside is a long fall for a former knight and one who fell by believing someone he had looked up to for guidance Only through luck and Crispin s skills as a Tracker detective has he been able to survive.Shadow of the Alchemist features Nicholas Flamel, the legendary alchemist is the focal point of this story His assistant has been murdered and his home has been ripped up by someone looking for something His wife has been abducted by someone wanting the Philosopher s Stone Nicholas is frantic to get his wife back but also wary about giving up the Philosopher s Stone.As often happens to Crispin, people from his past keep turning up to complicate his life and career In a nice turn of events, Jack, his apprentice, really comes into his own and forces Crispin to look at the goings onclearly and re evaluate information and clues into why children are dying and Young Henry, the son of his former mentor, Lancaster shows up, maybe looking for the Stone too.The twists and turns and romance, along with the realness of the world that Jeri Westerson has created makes for a fun time I cannot wait for the next installment and the new promised series that will feature Jack Very good entry in this series, mysteries solved by Crispin Guest, a disgraced and disinherited former knight Currently known as The Tracker and excellent at finding things, Guest resides in a disreputable section of London in 14th century England Here Crispin is hired by a French alchemist of note to find his kidnapped wife partner The ransom is The Philosopher s Stone, the secret to making the Elixir of Life and turning dross objects into gold Possibilities abound, as do the clues puzzli Very good entry in this series, mysteries solved by Crispin Guest, a disgraced and disinherited former knight Currently known as The Tracker and excellent at finding things, Guest resides in a disreputable section of London in 14th century England Here Crispin is hired by a French alchemist of note to find his kidnapped wife partner The ransom is The Philosopher s Stone, the secret to making the Elixir of Life and turning dross objects into gold Possibilities abound, as do the clues puzzling messages carved into doorways and hitching posts Can Guest and his intrepid apprentice Jack find the woman in time before her kidnapper destroys her Can they rescue the Stone And what does Henry of Lancaster have to do with all this Real rating 4.5 I love these Crispin Guest Medieval Noir mysteries This one is especially good Crispin and Jack are stronger in terms of their character growth as well as their working relationship I don t know what is next for Crispin Guest but I do know I check Fantastic Fiction and Jeri Westerson s website for updates on future novels with some regularity and I m always the first to request the newest installment. Fantastic reading, I ve read the other in this series, and by this point I m well and truly spoiled Crispin Guest, our protagonist, has a brilliant mind, a fine moral compass, a great heart, and an amazing past he was once a knight of the realm but no longer He s barely getting by in late 14th century London, solving crimes and locating lost items and or people by his wits He has a very bright and very real apprentice, Jack, an orphan who scraped by as a pickpocket I am absolutely hoo Fantastic reading, I ve read the other in this series, and by this point I m well and truly spoiled Crispin Guest, our protagonist, has a brilliant mind, a fine moral compass, a great heart, and an amazing past he was once a knight of the realm but no longer He s barely getting by in late 14th century London, solving crimes and locating lost items and or people by his wits He has a very bright and very real apprentice, Jack, an orphan who scraped by as a pickpocket I am absolutely hooked on these books and eagerly await Just finished reading Shadow of the Alchemist A Crispin Guest Medieval Noir by Jeri Westerson I highly recommend all of her novels This was intense action and mystery, still wondering about a few things myself I know this was the intentionor I m pretty certain Jeri wanted to leave us wantingI look forward to the next Crispin and Jack adventure. This medieval mystery continues to be fun with engaging characters and time period detail This is the most recent addition to the series so start at the beginning Veil of Lies if you want to get the whole story Creative and enthralling If you enjoy authentic Medieval history combined with modern suspense, this one s for you John LescroartOnce a Knight of the Realm, Crispin Guest was stripped of his title and his lands and must now earn his meager living through his wits With the help of his young apprentice, reformed thief Jack Tucker, Guest is known to certain populations as The Tracker, the man who can find anything for a price It is for that reason that Guest is sought out by Nicholas Flamel, an absent minded alchemist Both Flamel s wife and his apprentice are missing, and he wants Guest to find them and bring them home Before he can even begin looking, Guest discovers that Flamel s house has been ransacked Then Flamel s assistant turns up dead, hanging from the rafters with a note pinned to his chest by a dagger It is a ransom note that promises the safe return of his wife in exchange for the Philosopher s Stone, which is reputed to turn lead into gold and create the elixir of life And the kidnappers aren t the only ones after it From the highest nobility to Flamel s fellow alchemists, everyone is seeking the stone for themselves Guest must rescue the missing wife and find the stone before it falls into unworthy hands, in Jeri Westerson s Shadow of the Alchemist Very enjoyable The plot got a little convoluted towards the end, but the characters and the historical detail were believable and captivating This is my first book by Jeri Westerson, I m looking forward to reading.

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