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Mercury Retrograde (#2 Dark Alchemy)

Laura Bickle



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Harper US
08 December 2015
Fantasy; Magic; Dark and Gritty
Series: Dark Alchemy
It's been two months since Petra Dee and her coyote sidekick Sig faced off against Temperance's resident alchemist, but things are far from quiet. When an Internet video of a massive snake in the backcountry of Yellowstone goes viral, a chase for the mythical basilisk is on. Monster hunters swarm into the area, and never one to pass up the promise of discovery, Petra joins in the search. Among the newcomers is a snake cult on wheels--the biker gang Sisters of Serpens. Unlike some, the Sisters don't want to kill the basilisk--they want to worship it. But things get complicated when the basilisk develops a taste for human flesh that rivals the Sisters' own murderous skills. Meanwhile, the alchemical tree of life is dying, and the undead Hanged Men of Temperance who depend on it know the basilisk may be their last chance for survival. With time running out for everyone around her, Petra will be forced to decide who survives and who she must leave behind in this action-packed sequel to Dark Alchemy. --
By:   Laura Bickle
Imprint:   Harper US
Country of Publication:   United States
Volume:   2
Dimensions:   Height: 170mm,  Width: 104mm,  Spine: 20mm
Weight:   181g
ISBN:   9780062437624
ISBN 10:   0062437623
Series:   Dark Alchemy
Pages:   368
Publication Date:   08 December 2015
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Reviews for Mercury Retrograde (#2 Dark Alchemy)

-Petra's adventures in a magic-choked version of Yellowstone continue to balance nicely with a sense of fun, well-done and subtle worldbuilding and characterization, plus some serious stakes. Our protagonist is competent, resourceful and tough without becoming unrealistically formidable. The series feels like it's building splendidly.---RT Book Reviews on MERCURY RETROGRADE

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