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The Blackthorn Key

(2015)
(The first book in the Blackthorn Key series)
A novel by

 
 
Follow the clues. Crack the code. Stay alive.

Potions, puzzles and the occasional explosion are all in a day's work for young apothecary Christopher Rowe. Murder is another matter.

It's a dangerous time to be the apprentice of Benedict Blackthorn. A wave of mysterious murders has sent shockwaves through London, and soon Christopher finds himself on the run. His only allies are his best friend, Tom, courageous Molly, and a loyal feathered friend, Bridget. His only clues are a coded message about his master's most dangerous project, and a cryptic warning - 'Tell no one!'

The race is on for Christopher: crack the code and uncover its secret, or become the next victim . . .

A brilliant, fast-paced adventure perfect for fans of Percy Jackson.

Genre: Children's Fiction

Praise for this book

"Magic, adventure, and things that go boom-I love this book." - Eoin Colfer

"An inspired blend of action, adventure, science, history, and humor, filled with fascinating facts, clever codes, and wonderful characters." - Stuart Gibbs

"Captivating! A masterful page-turner brimming with secrets, traps, friendship, intrigue, pigeons, potions, loyalty, and explosions. Kevin Sands has created an engaging, kind-hearted, and humorous young hero in apothecary's apprentice Christopher Rowe. This thrilling adventure will keep you hooked." - Ingrid Law


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May 2016 : USA Library Binding
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Title: The Blackthorn Key (Turtleback School & Library Binding Edition)
Author(s): Kevin Sands
ISBN: 0-606-38966-0 / 978-0-606-38966-2 (USA edition)
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September 2015 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Blackthorn Key (1)
Author(s): Kevin Sands
ISBN: 1-4814-4651-7 / 978-1-4814-4651-8 (USA edition)
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May 2016 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Blackthorn Key (1)
Author(s): Kevin Sands
ISBN: 1-4814-4652-5 / 978-1-4814-4652-5 (USA edition)
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September 2015 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Blackthorn Key (The Blackthorn series)
Author(s): Kevin Sands
ISBN: 0-14-136064-X / 978-0-14-136064-5 (UK edition)
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September 2015 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Blackthorn Key
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ISBN: 1-4814-6043-9 / 978-1-4814-6043-9 (USA edition)
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2015 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Blackthorn Key
Author(s): Kevin Sands
ISBN: 1-4814-5331-9 / 978-1-4814-5331-8 (USA edition)
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Audio Editions

September 2015 : Australia Audio edition
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Title: The Blackthorn Key
Author(s): Kevin Sands
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
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September 2015 : UK Audio edition
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Title: The Blackthorn Key
Author(s): Kevin Sands
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
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September 2015 : USA Audio CD
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Title: The Blackthorn Key
Author(s): Kevin Sands
ISBN: 1-4423-8853-6 / 978-1-4423-8853-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Childrens
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September 2015 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Blackthorn Key
Author(s): Kevin Sands
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio
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September 2015 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: Blackthorn Key
Author(s): Kevin Sands
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio
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Kindle Editions

September 2015 : Australia, UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Blackthorn Key (The Blackthorn Series Book 1)
Author(s): Kevin Sands
Publisher: Puffin
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September 2015 : Canada Kindle edition
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Title: The Blackthorn Key
Author(s): Kevin Sands
Publisher: Aladdin
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