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The Alchemist [PDF / EPUB] The Alchemist In a sweeping epic of dazzling magic soaring suspense and dark longing three immortal souls are united by fate and a fearless ambition that will change the course of history–even as it destroys thei In a sweeping epic of dazzling magic soaring suspense and dark longing three immortal souls are united by fate and a fearless ambition that will change the course of history–even as it destroys their own way of life On an upper floor of a plush high security building on Central Park West an elegant man sits in the office of Dr Anne Kramer confessing to the heinous murder that has horrified the modern world Randolf Sontime is renowned for his personal charm and Dr Kramer is fighting to keep from falling victim to it For the first time in her life she truly understands the meaning of the word “charisma” Not knowing that her own destiny is irrevocably tied to his Anne Kramer listens to the story of Sontime’s life “It began with the magic you see And so perforce must I” As a boy named Han at the House of Ra an isolated oasis in the Egyptian desert of a far ancient time Sontime lived in privilege There the chosen were trained in the science of alchemy–magic philosophy miracles Only two other initiates were as skilled as he Akan uiet and studious a boy whose thirst for knowledge was matched only by his hunger for truth; and Nefar beautiful and brilliant a girl as filled with wonder and unfathomable ambition as Han himself Together they discovered that in union theirs was a power unmatched in the physical worldBut even in the House of Ra there were boundaries to be observed knowledge that only the masters understood and feared As the threesome’s thirst for answers–and for each other–deepened they were tempted by the dark arts that they had sworn to avoid “Look at three magnificent youths who stand astride your world and scoff at the rules you must obey Look at us and call us gods” Their power was palpable their desire total–until the fateful moment when their alliance was forever damned their gifts horribly corruptedA seductive work that seethes with mystery and passion The Alchemist hurtles readers back through time to an era when magic was sacred and the workings of the world lay in the hands of a few gifted but tortured souls In a stunning feat of unbridled imagination Donna Boyd has created her most hypnotic novel to date.


10 thoughts on “The Alchemist

  1. says:

    My absolute facorite bookbrought me to another world while so much was happening in my life at that time


  2. says:

    Embarrassing confession to make I've heard from several people how much they enjoyed The Alchemist One of my Goodreads friends reviewed it and I thought Oh I've heard a lot of people say they like that I'll have to read it Didn't pay attention to the author Went to the library searched and this came up I read the whole thing thinking ok it's slightly entertaining but really? What's all the fuss I probably wouldn't have even finished it except that I kept thinking it must redeem itself to have so many fans Boyd writing isn't bad but I found the whole story slightlygratuitous in so many respects And I have only myself to blame for not being observant


  3. says:

    I was in a bookshop and saw this book and liked its title and its cover art so I made a mental note to pick up a copy from the library When I did months later I read the book and enjoyed itSome time after my mom and I were shopping in another bookstore and I saw the book and recommended it to her I picked it up and flipped through it scratching my head and wondering what the heck was going onTurns out I'd read the wrong Alchemist I had meant to grab the one by P Coelho but instead I got this oneMy mom and I laughed at my stupidity Now you can too if you'd like


  4. says:

    This story of Ancient Egypt and dark magic could have been enjoyable if it had been written slightly differently The Alchemist contains a great concept that was written well but not in a style I particularity like The wording is heavy on the description and that seems to prevent the storyline from gathering any steam This book spans from Ancient Egypt to present day in just 240 pages so the great ideas presented in the book aren't expanded on much The book is short but by no means an easy readI've very much enjoyed some of Donna Boyd's other books but The Alchemist doesn't come close The book just isn't that memorable If you're interested in Egyptology immortal beings or magic you can find a decent story in The Alchemist but nothing truly fantastic


  5. says:

    Great premise with magic alchemy Ancient Egypt All things I love but the storywhile interestingdid drag somewhat I found that I didn't really care what happened to the three main characters that much after they find they are immortal and then get parted There was good descriptive language and dialogue but some of the dialogue was extremely trite and distracted me from the story Not sad I read it but wouldn't read it again uick read and some good scenes


  6. says:

    I loved this book it's an incredible historcal fantasy that begins in ancient Egypt and moves up to modern times Wonderful characters So intriguing A beautiful read


  7. says:

    Nicely doneWhat a magical story Literally Han Nefar and Akun begin their story in the time of the Pharoahs as acolytes in the House of Ra where they learn all manner of arcane things surrounded by technology that would be in common use for millennia It's in this setting that they learn magic and become immortal Sounds ideal right? Perhaps notI liked this story uite a bit The writing style was very smooth and soothing I'd recommend it to anyone looking for something different


  8. says:

    25 I don't usually read books about magicians and such They aren't my thing But I am trying to every once in a while read something that is not something I would usually read This book had points that I enjoyed specifically the historical settings and characters Other parts I struggled to get through


  9. says:

    A Comment on Human NatureThis book kept me interested from the very beginning What could possibly happen if someone could live forever? What would the conseuences be? A thoughtful read


  10. says:

    It was an easy book to read and even though I wasn’t that interested in it I couldn’t stop reading it also The ending was just horrible Spent to much time in detail of the story and just slapped a basic ending on it


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