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Alchemy of Glass: A Sequel to The Apothecary’s Curse

Alchemy of Glass

Coming April 21 from Pyr Books

In the catacombs of an ancient ruined monastery, hidden away in the Eildon Hills of Scotland, a land of myth and mystery--the place where immortal apothecary Gaelan Erceldoune found sanctuary as a lad-- Gaelan discovers a journal, apparently written by his old friend Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, chronicling an adventure into the Otherworld, a land of fairy castles and filigree trees hung with Spanish moss. 

Falling from the journal’s pages, a small piece of glass, which Gaelan recognizes as a fragment long missing from a stained glass panel he’d created a century earlier. When the opalescent glass seems to come alive in his hand, Gaelan is suddenly thrust into strange world far from the fantastical dreamscape Conan Doyle describes. 

Alchemy of Glass weaves a tale magical as spun glass and terrifying as a shattered mirror, drawing upon cutting edge science and the most ancient of Celtic mythology, intertwining the magic of fairy lore and the harsh reality of difficult choices, returning us to the world of Gaelan Erceldoune as his past, present and future collide. Be sure to check out the official page at Simon and Schuster!…

About the Book

Tesla! Arthur Conan Doyle! Ancient catacombs and a catastrophic future! I can't wait for you all to read my latest adventure-mystery-fantasy-medical mystery featuring the tortured Gaelan Erceldoune, Simon Bell, and Anne Shawe. 

The story moves between 1826 London and a mysterious epidemic -- and -- present-day Chicago, with brief stop at the 1893 Chicago World's Fair!

Mark Spencer, author of An Untimely Frost and A Haunted Love Story: The Ghosts of the Allen House calls it

“A triumphant return to the universe of Gaelan Erceldoune, Alchemy of Glass is radiant with intelligence and vibrant with the unsurpassed imagination of Barbara Barnett. A celebration of time, history, science, magic, technology, and love. One of the richest novels you’ll read this new decade.” 

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