book cover of White Wind Rising

White Wind Rising

(The first book in the Gunpowder & Alchemy series)
A novel by


Archer must unlock his power to defeat the evil Alchemist and save the Vale from tyranny.

Young Archer is a prisoner in the Alchemist's Tower.

Determined to escape, he finds he is not alone.

Archer discovers other enemies of the Alchemist. Children named Writer, Weaver, Keeper... and a young dragon with wings bound by chains.

Only together will their powers be strong enough to take on the might of the Alchemist's Guild and the world beyond the Vale.

The young heroes must face magic storms, enchanted wolves deep in the Moon Forest and a heavily-armed English redcoat bristling with pistols and muskets who means to steal their dragon.

Their thrilling adventures will change the Vale - and all England - forever.

White Wind Rising is the amazing first instalment in this historical fantasy adventure series for all ages featuring elemental magic, alchemy, dragons, balloon flight and epic flintlock fantasy battles. Suitable for middle grade and up, beloved by teenagers and adults. If you love adventure, or know a child who does, grab the first book now!

Praise for the Gunpower & Alchemy Series:

"Fast paced fantasy adventure, four young teens find themselves and each other."

"Highly recommended... by an adult. Children will be enthralled."

"Burp the Dragon loves cabbages. You will get hooked before you know it!"

"I absolutely loved this thrilling adventure with engaging, relatable characters. A captivating story brilliantly written, I highly recommend it."

"My 11 year old son is an avid reader and he loved this book. His favourite books include Skullduggery Pleasant, the Alex Rider series and Percy Jackson. He said this book was just as gripping and read it within a couple of days."

"I loved the way the author took Archer a young frightened boy and turned him into a strong hero. This author did a wonderful job of keeping you engaged throughout the story. I can't wait till the sequel."

"the very narrative of their reality is brought in to question, and a subtle play between history, magic and legend begins to unfold. Very much looking forward to future instalments of this series."

Used availability for Dan Davis's White Wind Rising

Paperback Editions

July 2017 : USA Paperback

Title: White Wind Rising (Gunpowder & Alchemy)
Author(s): Dan Davis
ISBN: 1-5190-5158-1 / 978-1-5190-5158-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Independently published
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU