Chantress Alchemy #2
Lucy races against time and magic in this compelling sequel to the "richly and thoughtfully written" (Publishers Weekly) Chantress.
Lucy is the last Chantress, the only remaining girl who can sing magic into the world. Since she defeated the evil Lord Scargrave, England has changed - and not for the better. With crops failing and the people rebelling, Lucy is called urgently back to King Henry's court. His Inner Council is convinced that making gold through alchemy will save England. But a critical element to the alchemical process has been stolen. Lucy is tasked with finding it with her magic... or else. And until she succeeds, the castle is on lockdown.
Court too has changed. Scargrave's brutal Chantress-hunter has become King Henry's closest advisor. Lucy's beloved Nat has fallen out of favor and is shunned by his colleagues. Their romance means trouble for both of them. Worst of all, something goes wrong with Lucy's magic. The palace is a labyrinth, and there’s a monster at its heart - a monster who may have the power to defeat Lucy once and for all.
Amy Butler Greenfield returns to the beguiling world of Chantress for a suspenseful tale of courtly intrigue, music, and magic in Chantress Alchemy.
CHANTRESS ALCHEMY was a beautifully crafted, and a utterly amazing read, that I was absolutely pleased with on so many angles.
Amy Butler Greenfield breathes a breath of fresh air in this brilliantly original historical high fantasy world, of magic, music, power, lies, deception, and a sweet romance that is sure to leave you craving more!
Lucy is the last Chantress left, and with it comes the heavy burden she must bear in order to save England with her magic within. Lucy's newly developed power pulses and releases through her songs, aiming towards the hidden evil threatening to overtake what she once saved with her magic through her singing. But what she faces may prove to be far greater then any power she possess...
It's been almost a year since Lucy battled and defeated Lord Scargrave. Lucy thought the worst was over, but how wrong she was. It was just the beginning, and it's about to get worse! There's an evil hiding within the shadows, biding their time, and striking where it hurts worse, Lucy's magic...
Lucy has been filling her days with becoming one with her magic. Trying to understand the full depth in which her magic flows, when she gets the disturbing news. England has fallen under chaos and despair. Problems are arising around every turn. The king and the council has ideas on how to fix their ongoing problems in England. Their plan is to create gold from The Philosopher's Stone and the Gold Crucible. But just when they thought it couldn't get any worse, they realize the unthinkable, the crucible has been stolen, and Lucy is the only one that can get it back.
Lucy once again is need to use her magic. She is charged with locating the Crucible and discovering who was behind it. But as Lucy sets out to uncover the truth, she discovers that secrets and lies are around every corner, and not everything or everyone is as it seems!! Their is a darkness waiting, lurking, and ultimately ready to strike, and Lucy might of just met her match!
CHANTRESS ALCHEMY was an amazing second book. It did not in any way suffer from "The middle book syndrome" one bit. This book had me second guessing most, if not all of the twist, and the action and adventure kept me on my toes, While falling in love with the romance once again.
If you've read CHANTRESS, then you definitely need to read this book, because I have feeling you will NOT be disappointment. And if you haven't read the CHANTRESS, then wow, you are SOOO missing out on an EPIC series!!
NOTE: I received an eARC from the Publisher in exchange for an honest review. All opinions expressed are my own and are not influenced in any way!
4 BONE HEARTS
Amy Butler Greenfield was a grad student in history when she gave into temptation and became a writer. Since then, she has become an award-winning author.
Amy grew up in the Adirondack Mountains and later studied history at Williams College, the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and Oxford. She now lives with her family in England, where she writes, bakes double-dark-chocolate cake, and plots mischief.