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The Apothecary's Curse
by Barbara Barnett


Overview - In Victorian London, the fates of physician Simon Bell and apothecary Gaelan Erceldoune entwine when Simon gives his wife an elixir created by Gaelan from an ancient manuscript. Meant to cure her cancer, it kills her. Suicidal, Simon swallows the remainder--only to find he cannot die.  Read more...

 
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Overview
In Victorian London, the fates of physician Simon Bell and apothecary Gaelan Erceldoune entwine when Simon gives his wife an elixir created by Gaelan from an ancient manuscript. Meant to cure her cancer, it kills her. Suicidal, Simon swallows the remainder--only to find he cannot die. Five years later, hearing rumors of a Bedlam inmate with regenerative powers like his own, Simon is shocked to discover it's Gaelan. The two men conceal their immortality, but the only hope of reversing their condition rests with Gaelan's missing manuscript.
When modern-day pharmaceutical company Transdiff Genomics unearths diaries describing the torture of Bedlam inmates, the company's scientists suspect a link between Gaelan and an unnamed inmate. Gaelan and Transdiff Genomics geneticist Anne Shawe are powerfully drawn to each other, and her family connection to his manuscript leads to a stunning revelation. Will it bring ruin or redemption?

 
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  • ISBN-13: 9781633882331
  • ISBN-10: 1633882330
  • Publisher: Pyr
  • Publish Date: October 2016
  • Page Count: 340
  • Dimensions: 8.2 x 5.5 x 1 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.7 pounds


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  • Reviewed in: Publishers Weekly, page .
  • Review Date: 2016-08-22
  • Reviewer: Staff

Barnett’s debut drowns an intriguing premise in unrelenting pain and misery. Gaelan Erceldoune and Dr. Simon Bell have been rendered immune to death by powerful medicines. The plot centers on the disappearance of the eldritch book of medicine that explains the immortality potion; the book itself sounds fascinating, but its absence renders that interest moot. By intertwining multiple time periods, Barnett undermines any opportunity for tension or interest throughout the bulk of the narrative. No matter how horrifying or improbable the peril, the outcome has already been revealed. This removes the tension from scenes of bodily harm and torture, rendering them tedious and distasteful. The writing style is repetitive and derivative. The resolution is as unsatisfying as it is predictable. The author has taken pains to thoroughly research her ideas, but they are shallowly explored and hardly make an impact. Agent: Katherine Sands, Sarah Jane Freymann Literary. (Oct.)

 
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