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Publisher Description

Following a series of murders, an apothecary’s apprentice must solve puzzles and decipher codes in pursuit of a secret that could destroy the world in this “spectacular debut” (Kirkus Reviews, starred review).

“Tell no one what I’ve given you.”

Until he got that cryptic warning, Christopher Rowe was happy, learning how to solve complex codes and puzzles and creating powerful medicines, potions, and weapons as an apprentice to Master Benedict Blackthorn—with maybe an explosion or two along the way.

But when a mysterious cult begins to prey on London’s apothecaries, the trail of murders grows closer and closer to Blackthorn’s shop. With time running out, Christopher must use every skill he’s learned to discover the key to a terrible secret with the power to tear the world apart.

In his stunning debut novel, Kevin Sands brings readers on a heart-stopping adventure rich with suspense, mystery, and unforgettable characters.

GENRE
Young Adult
RELEASED
2015
September 1
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
384
Pages
PUBLISHER
Aladdin
SELLER
Simon & Schuster Canada
SIZE
4.2
MB

Customer Reviews

asgrwrtgertb ,

Best book ever

I have read this book twice and always seen something different. Their are a lot of twists that make yourself think.

Kayster24545 ,

The Blackthorn Key

This book is straight out amazing full of twists and turn, just one amazing book can’t wait to read the second book!

iDorkie ,

Must read :)

A great take on mid 17th century apothecaries. Although the codes are quite simple and easy to catch on, it gives the reader the chance to be in Christopher's view. :) I recommended it to a friend and both of us are hooked onto the series.

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