For more than half a century, alchemist Malcolm Ward has been unable to complete his magnum opus, the philosopher’s stone. Then he meets Danny, a teen with the ability to transmute elements with a simple touch.
Malcolm takes Danny as his apprentice, hoping to guide the young man to control his power and unlock the missing secret of the philosopher’s stone.
But others are looking for Danny. A dark entity that possesses metaphysically gifted young adults has set its sights on the powerful apprentice. And agents from the US Treasury department are on the hunt for the young man after following a trail of counterfeit gold.
To stay ahead of the government and to destroy the dark entity, Malcolm will need to learn a trick or two from his apprentice. Is it alchemy…or something else? In Salt City, there are no easy answers.
The Alchemist’s Stone is the second book in The Village Alchemist series. It is scheduled for a Fall 2018 release, and it will be available on Amazon Kindle, Barnes & Noble, Apple Books, and Kobo. It will also be available in paperback.
As Salt City’s only alchemist, Malcolm Ward has been minding his own business for the last ten years. His shop, The Village Alchemist, caters to mages, mystics, and magic wannabes—including Tommy DeLuce, the mayor’s son. But when a fire elemental kills Tommy, the city council demands that Mal investigate.
The trail from the fire elemental to Tommy isn’t exactly a straight line; it’s more like a circle. An elemental means alchemy, but everyone assumed Mal was the only alchemist in town. Now he’s taking it personally.
Malcolm’s alchemical mojo is a bit rusty, so he’ll need help from his friends in the metaphysical community to uncover the truth about Tommy’s death. And he needs to do it soon, before more customers go missing.