The Alchemist's Apprentice : Venice

  • by Dave Duncan
  • Narrated by Victor Bevine
  • Series: Venice
  • 10 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

For the legendary Nostradamus, the future is a mystical vortex forever in motion. But for his young apprentice and protector, Alfeo Zeno, the present is spent poring over astrology charts, making calculations, learning arcane magic, and transcribing Nostradamus's nebulous prophecies.Then the Council of 10 arrives to take the seer into custody. A friend of the prince has died after Nostradamus cast him an ominous horoscope. Some say the mystic poisoned the victim to enhance his own reputation.Now Alfeo must clear his master's name. From the heights of power, passion, and deceit to the very darkest realms of the netherworld, Alfeo must unravel a web of magic and murder if he is to have any future of his own.


What the Critics Say

"The occult is a grace note in this cynical whodunit, juicy with period detail." (Entertainment Weekly)


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Customer Reviews

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Excellent Book.

I have always loved the writings of Dave Duncan. His characters are rich with personality and life, and his stories are always captivating. He has done it again with "The Alchemist's Apprentice." This time he has wove his characters into an engaging mystery rivaled only by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle.
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- DoktorK

Nero Wolfe in a previous life

Clever, fun little tale, with parallels to Nero Wolfe (Rex Stout) throughout. If you like Archie and Nero, you'll also very much enjoy this clever mystery in a historical setting. I'm looking forward to the next one, now that I'm more at home in ancient Venice.
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- Amazon Customer

Book Details

  • Release Date: 06-17-2008
  • Publisher: Audible Studios