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The Blackthorn Key

(2015)
(The first book in the Blackthorn Key series)
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Following a series of murders, an apothecary's apprentice must solve puzzles and decipher codes in pursuit of a secret that could destroy the world in this suspenseful debut novel.

"Tell no one what I've given you."

Until he got that cryptic warning, Christopher Rowe was happy, learning how to solve complex codes and puzzles and creating powerful medicines, potions, and weapons as an apprentice to Master Benedict Blackthorn - with maybe an explosion or two along the way.

But when a mysterious cult begins to prey on London's apothecaries, the trail of murders grows closer and closer to Blackthorn's shop. With time running out, Christopher must use every skill he's learned to discover the key to a terrible secret with the power to tear the world apart.

In his stunning debut novel, Kevin Sands brings readers on a heart-stopping adventure rich with suspense, mystery, and unforgettable characters.

Genre: Young Adult Fantasy

Praise for this book

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


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Used availability for Kevin Sands's The Blackthorn Key

Hardback Editions

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)
Publisher: Turtleback Books
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


September 2015 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Blackthorn Key
Author(s): Kevin Sands
ISBN: 1-4814-4651-7 / 978-1-4814-4651-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Aladdin
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU   


Paperback Editions

May 2016 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Blackthorn Key
Author(s): Kevin Sands
ISBN: 1-4814-4652-5 / 978-1-4814-4652-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Aladdin
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


September 2015 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Blackthorn Key
Author(s): Kevin Sands
ISBN: 1-4814-6043-9 / 978-1-4814-6043-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Aladdin Paperbacks
Availability: Amazon UK   


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)
Publisher: Puffin
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU   


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)
Publisher: Aladdin
Availability: Amazon CA   


Audio Editions

September 2015 : UK Audio edition
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Title: The Blackthorn Key
Author(s): Kevin Sands
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Availability: Amazon UK   


September 2015 : USA Audio CD
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Title: Blackthorn Key
Author(s): Kevin Sands
ISBN: 1-4423-8853-6 / 978-1-4423-8853-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU   


September 2015 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Blackthorn Key
Author(s): Kevin Sands
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio
Availability: Amazon   


September 2015 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: Blackthorn Key
Author(s): Kevin Sands
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio
Availability: Amazon CA   


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
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon AU   


September 2015 : Canada Kindle edition
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Title: The Blackthorn Key
Author(s): Kevin Sands
Publisher: Aladdin
Availability: Amazon CA