The Alchemist of Souls : Night's Masque

  • by Anne Lyle
  • Narrated by Michael Page
  • Series: Night's Masque
  • 15 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

When Tudor explorers returned from the New World, they brought back a name out of half-forgotten Viking legend: skraylings. Red-sailed ships followed in the explorers’ wake, bringing Native American goods - and a skrayling ambassador – to London. But what do these seemingly magical beings really want in Elizabeth I’s capital?
Mal Catlyn, a down-at-heel swordsman, is appointed to the ambassador’s bodyguard, but assassination attempts are the least of his problems. What he learns about the skraylings and their unholy powers could cost England her new ally – and Mal his soul.


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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful

Boring boring boring!!!

If you are looking for a slow paced, boring book where absolutely nothing happens for hours on end then this is the one for you.

I was so bored with this that after 3 hours of listening to nothing happening i relised I couldnt even name a single character! The story is so thin and uninspiring I couldnt care what happend.

The author seems confused as to what shes tried to create. Is it historical fiction? Is it fantasy? Turns out its nothing but a damp squib. Avoid at all costs.
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- colin

Bored to near death

What did you like best about The Alchemist of Souls? What did you like least?

not much

If you’ve listened to books by Anne Lyle before, how does this one compare?

not sure to be honest

What does Michael Page bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you had only read the book?

a good narrator

If this book were a film would you go see it?


Any additional comments?

it just never really got going, may plots and twists i just never became interested in them.

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- William

Book Details

  • Release Date: 22-05-2012
  • Publisher: Angry Robot on Brilliance Audio