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The Accidental Alchemist - Gigi Pandian
The Accidental Alchemist
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When Zoe Faust—herbalist, alchemist, and recent transplant to Portland, Oregon—begins unpacking her bags, she can't help but notice she's picked up a stow away: a living, breathing, three-and-half-foot gargoyle. Dorian Robert-Houdin is no simple automaton, nor is he a homunculus; in fact, he... show more
When Zoe Faust—herbalist, alchemist, and recent transplant to Portland, Oregon—begins unpacking her bags, she can't help but notice she's picked up a stow away: a living, breathing, three-and-half-foot gargoyle. Dorian Robert-Houdin is no simple automaton, nor is he a homunculus; in fact, he needs Zoe's help to decipher a centuries-old text that explains exactly what he is. Zoe, who's trying to put her alchemical life behind her, isn't so sure she can help. But after a murder victim is discovered on her front porch, Zoe realized she's tangled up in ancient intrigue that can't be ignored. Includes recipes!
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780738741840 (0738741841)
ASIN: 738741841
Publisher: MIDNIGHT INK
Pages no: 360
Edition language: English
Series: Accidental Alchemist Mystery (#1)
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Fangs for the Fantasy
Fangs for the Fantasy rated it
4.0 The Alchemist's Illusion (The Accidental Alchemist #3) by Gigi Pandian
Zoe Faust has lived for centuries as an alchemist, wandering the world to hide who she is. But since arriving in Portland and with her new housemate, Dorian the immortal living gargoyle, she’s starting to put down roots, make friends and even a family. But one of the cornerstones of her wandering ...
So, I Read This Book Today . . .
So, I Read This Book Today . . . rated it
5.0
“This is why alchemy exists,” the boy said. “So that everyone will search for his treasure, find it, and then want to be better than he was in his former life. Lead will play its role until the world has no further need for lead; and then lead will have to turn itself into gold. That’s what alchemis...
Hooked on Books
Hooked on Books rated it
3.5 If You've Got It, Flaunt It!
Pandian has an ingenious concept here! She really does. I think this was one of the more original and creative mysteries I've read in a while. A 400 year old vegan herbalist and alchemist, Zoe, and a living French gargoyle chef, Dorian, are the two main characters. They are likeable, fun and they bo...
Peregrinations
Peregrinations rated it
0.0 So-so
Three stars. Cute and fun while it lasted. Loved the gargoyle but I don't really think that I could read a whole series of these mysteries.
Murder by Death
Murder by Death rated it
4.5 The Accidental Alchemist
I was unsure about this one when I bought it. I have a hit-or-miss track record with Midnight Ink, but Gigi Pandian also writes for Henery Press and I've enjoyed her Jaya Jones series. From the first page, I liked this book even better. This is paranormal cozy, but there's a maturity to the writi...
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