• by David Walton
  • Narrated by John Keating
  • 13 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Imagine an Age of Exploration full of alchemy, human dissection, sea monsters, betrayal, torture, religious controversy, and magic. In Europe, the magic is thin, but at the edge of the world, where the stars reach down close to the Earth, wonders abound. This drives the bravest explorers to the alluring Western Ocean.
Christopher Sinclair is an alchemist who cares only about one thing: quintessence, a substance he believes will grant magical powers and immortality. And he has a ship....


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Customer Reviews

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A clever fantasy

I really enjoyed this story and was confused that the only other reviewer had given it only 1 star! I'm guessing they didn't like the narrator (he is a bit of an acquired taste), so didn't actually listen to the story. If you like steam punk you will like this, as it feels very "hisorically real".
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- Christine

Book Details

  • Release Date: 19-03-2013
  • Publisher: Audible Studios