Thomas, a young English apothecary's apprentice, has been sent to collect rare herbs in Africa and India. But during the perilous voyage he meets an alchemist who has possession of a mysterious powder--a powder that can restore life to the dead. Thomas determines to discover its source, though the peril to his life and his soul are great.
Used availability for Kara Dalkey's Bijapur
April 1997 : USA Hardback
February 1998 : USA Mass Market Paperback