|About the Book|
Is it alchemy that transforms fear into love?Italy, 1565--Niccolo is a philosopher, a nobleman, and an honorable man. Hes also an alchemist--considered a heretic and an enemy of the church. When his beloved fiancée dies of a mysterious ailment onMoreIs it alchemy that transforms fear into love?Italy, 1565--Niccolo is a philosopher, a nobleman, and an honorable man. Hes also an alchemist--considered a heretic and an enemy of the church. When his beloved fiancée dies of a mysterious ailment on the eve of their wedding day, Niccolo loses all direction. Maddened by grief, he attempts a desperate, unthinkable act, one from which there is no turning back: transformation of the dead into the living...Italy, 2015--While excavating a Renaissance-era burial site, Julia discovers a beautiful but mysterious carving. Wreathed in classic period symbols--a cross, a family crest, an open book--the piece contains another symbol she cant quite place--an alembic--a type of distillation apparatus used in alchemy. Then she finds something else--a burial plaque commemorating the deaths of two people, a man and a woman. Curious, Julia continues to excavate the site, but before she can complete her work, something gives way beneath her and she falls...or is pulled...through the darkness and emptiness of time...But when Julia turns up in the body of Niccolos fiancée, confusion battles with danger. Inextricably drawn to one another, Julia and Niccolo find solace in each others arms. But to love again, theyll have to defy the deadly prejudice of others and the terrifying power of the Spanish Inquisition. Between love, loss, and murderous betrayal, can the alchemy of love create enough magic to save them?