Sunday, May 5, 2013

Review: The Alchemist War by John Seven

When their parents, two temporal researchers who travel through time to document history, are transferred to 16th-century Prague, Dawk and Hype hardly expect to find themselves in the middle of an alchemical mystery.

In fact, the new, boring job is meant to be a punishment for Dawk and Hype’s bad behavior at their last temporal post. 

The two teenagers are from the 25th century—how could medieval Prague compare?

But when they meet a man who claims he can turn metal into gold, Dawk and Hype find out that Prague holds deeper secrets.

E-galley received for review.

I gather this is supposed to be the second in the Time-Tripping Faradays series, but the publisher did not offer the first for review and I could not find any information about it online. So, not having read the first (I think) book, the second was a bit confusing to begin with since you were not familiar with the world or the characters, but you quickly became acclimated enough to enjoy the story, although there were, necessarily, some things that were still unclear.

Overall, this was a pleasant read with a fun concept and likable characters. I certainly recommend this volume and I hope to see many more releases in the series.

★★☆☆ = Liked It


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