‘Spellbinding, fast-paced and deeply romantic.’ Aiden Thomas
‘A blast of heart-racing magic you won’t want to miss.’ Andrew Joseph White
‘Story alchemy unlike any other.’ A. R. Capetta
‘A thrilling, expansive adventure.’ Elana K. Arnold
‘Standout fantasy.’ Publisher’s Weekly
Three young alchemists embark on a quest leading them towards unexpected love and unimaginable power – the debut YA fantasy from the bestselling and award-winning Kacen Callender.
Ash Woods isn’t supposed to perform alchemy – he’ll be arrested if anyone ever finds out. But when he’s caught by the condescending Ramsay Thorne, instead of handing him over to the reds, Ramsay surprises Ash by making him an offer: Ramsay will keep Ash’s secret if he helps her find the legendary Book of Source, a sacred text that gives its reader extraordinary power.
As Ash and Ramsay work together and their feelings for each other grow, Ash discovers their mission is more dangerous than he imagined, pitting them against influential and powerful alchemists – Ash’s estranged father included. Ash’s journey takes him through the cities and wilds across New Anglia, forcing him to discover his own definition of true power and how far he and other alchemists will go to seize it.
Fans of Cemetery Boys and Iron Widow will love this LGBTQ+ romantasy reminiscent of A Deadly Education meets Six of Crows.