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The Secret City

(The second book in the Alchemist Chronicles series)
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A boy with seven days to live. An ancient curse. And one girl with the power to stop it.

Hunted by Dark Alchemy and forced to leave their homes to protect their families, Taylor Montclair and Sacha Winters have arrived at Oxford's St Wilfred's College. Surrounded by Alchemists sworn to protect them, they are safe for now.

But time is short. In seven days Sacha will turn 18, and the ancient curse that once made him invincible will kill him. And unleash a wave of destruction on the earth. Sacha and Taylor need answers - fast.

When the safety of the college is breached, the alchemists are faced with a terrifying possibility. Could the source of the darkness be one of their own?

Sacha and Taylor's only chance is to go to where the curse was first cast - the medieval French city of Carcassonne. There they will face the darkest alchemy the world has ever seen, armed with only the power of their bloodlines. In Carcasonne, this will end.

What everyone is saying about the Alchemist Chronicles:

'Brilliant premise, stunning world-building, killer characters and dialogue. You need to get excited about this book. It's like a book version of the really good episodes of Buffy.' 5 stars Holly Bourne

'Introducing your new obsession, The Secret Fire series by C.J. Daugherty and Carina Rozenfeld... This book is easily the best YA collaboration I've come across...The Secret Fire is absolutely seamless and I fell in love with it instantly... The Secret Fire is intriguing, different and completely enrapturing. I'm looking forward to seeing what happens next, and I get the feeling Daugherty and Rozenfeld will continue to hurl massive surprises at us... ' 4.5 starsMile Long Bookshelf

'this was incredible!... This book was perfectly paced and the lack of info-dumping, love triangles and insta-love made for a perfect start to a new series... I highly recommend this to fellow fantasy lovers who are looking for a brand new world to immerse themselves in, with great characters, a promising romance and a thrilling journey ahead.' Literary-ly obsessed

'Taylor and Sacha were wonderful protagonists. Both of their voices were distinctive, and I could imagine that I was actually living their lives with how descriptive their words were. I loved them both equally, and was invested in their lives as much as they were... Sacha and Taylor are my newest OTP... everyone should just drop everything, and get this book ASAP - you will not be disappointed!' Sophie Reads YA

'The Secret Fire was a uniquely dark, interesting, and wonderful read. The ending left me satisfied but also wanting more. I can't wait for the next book.' Corrie the Book Crazed Girl

Genre: Young Adult Fantasy    

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Paperback Editions

2001 : UK Paperback

Title: The Secret City (The Alchemist Chronicles)
Author(s): C J Daugherty, Carina Rozenfeld
ISBN: 0-349-00221-5 / 978-0-349-00221-7 (UK edition)
Publisher: Atom
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

Kindle Editions

September 2016 : UK Kindle edition

Title: The Secret City (The Alchemist Chronicles Book 2)
Author(s): C J Daugherty, Carina Rozenfeld
Publisher: Atom
Availability: Amazon UK   

September 2016 : USA, Canada Kindle edition

Title: The Secret City: An edge of your seat Young Adult fantasy novel (The Alchemist Chronicles teen series Book 2)
Author(s): C J Daugherty, Carina Rozenfeld
Publisher: Bookouture
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA