Venice3 books in series
The Alchemist's Apprentice Summary
For the legendary Nostradamus, the future is a mystical vortex forever in motion. But for his young apprentice and protector, Alfeo Zeno, the present is spent poring over astrology charts, making calculations, learning arcane magic, and transcribing Nostradamus's nebulous prophecies.Then the Council of 10 arrives to take the seer into custody. A friend of the prince has died after Nostradamus cast him an ominous horoscope. Some say the mystic poisoned the victim to enhance his own reputation.Now Alfeo must clear his master's name. From the heights of power, passion, and deceit to the very darketst realms of the netherworld, Alfeo must unravel a web of magic and murder if he is to have any future of his own.©2007 Dave Duncan; (P)2008 Audible, Inc.