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  • ISBN: 9781442388543
  • ISBN: 1442388544
  • Physical Description: remote
    1 online resource (1 sound file) : digital
  • Edition: Unabridged.
  • Publisher: [New York] : Simon & Schuster Audio, 2015.

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Participant or Performer Note: Narrator not specified.
Summary, etc.: Following a series of murders, an apothecary's apprentice must solve puzzles and decipher codes in pursuit of a secret that could destroy the world in this suspenseful debut novel. Christopher Rowe, apprentice to Master Apothecary Benedict Blackthorn, is learning all his master's secrets--like how to decipher complex codes and puzzles, and how to transform simple ingredients into powerful medicines, potions, and weapons. Christopher's beloved master guides him with a firm, steady hand--a confidence even more vital as Christopher learns of a mysterious cult preying on London's apothecaries. The murders grow closer and closer to Blackthorn's shop...until Christopher is torn from his home with only a cryptic message and a warning from his master: "Tell no one what I've given you." Aided by his best friend, Tom, Christopher must race to decipher his master's message--and follow a trail of deceit toward an unearthly secret with the power to tear the world apart.
Source of Description Note:
Title details screen (OverDrive; viewed May 4, 2015).
Subject: Apprentices -- Fiction
Supernatural -- Fiction
Pharmacists -- Fiction
Friendship -- Fiction
Secret societies -- Fiction
London (England) -- History -- 17th century -- Fiction
Great Britain -- History -- Charles II, 1660-1685 -- Fiction
Apprentices -- Juvenile fiction
Pharmacists -- Juvenile fiction
Friendship -- Juvenile fiction
Secret societies -- Juvenile fiction
London (England) -- History -- 17th century -- Juvenile fiction
Great Britain -- History -- Charles II, 1660-1685 -- Juvenile fiction
Genre/Form: Paranormal fiction.
Historical fiction.
Children's audiobooks.
Downloadable audio books.

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