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The Alchemist's Illusion

Narrated by: Julia Motyka
Length: 9 hrs and 3 mins
5 out of 5 stars (3 ratings)
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Summary

"Surprising plot twists, several cliffhangers, and vivid magical imagery will keep fans of paranormal cozies turning the pages." (Publishers Weekly

The latest alchemical adventure from Gigi Pandian, USA Today best-selling author and winner of the Agatha Award  

Centuries-old alchemist Zoe Faust is tired of running from her past. She's finally got her life on track in Portland, Oregon, gardening and cooking in her fixer-upper house with her mischievous best friend, Dorian the gargoyle chef. It seems like the perfect life for Zoe, until she discovers that her old mentor Nicolas Flamel, who she thought had abandoned her, has been imprisoned.  

A local artist holds the secret that could lead Zoe to her mentor, but the artist is murdered and the painting containing the hidden clue is stolen. To rescue Nicolas, Zoe and Dorian must explore art forgery, a transformative process that has much in common with alchemy and cooking - but one that proves far more dangerous.  

"Sparkles most when it stays true to the wonder of its magical subject." (Foreword Reviews)

©2019 Gigi Pandian (P)2018 Audible, Inc.

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  • UCF Professor
  • 10-01-19

Better and better....

Some series start out strong then gradually decline. This one just keeps getting better. The characters are unique and delightfully rich. The story is a page turner with a satisfying ending that both concludes the current plot and leaves one looking forward to more. I’m so glad this author is young: she will make readers happy for many years to come.

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  • Jeremy R. Snyder
  • 14-05-19

Pretty good, worth sticking with the series

Another nice, fun, sweet story with some twists and turns. A little contrived in places, but if you don't sweat the details too much and love the characters and voices you'll be happy as ever.

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  • Gwendolyn Sherman
  • 13-05-19

Series went one book too long

Ever read a book that folds in on itself? This one does and you lose interest in the plot, then the characters and then you reach for the TV remote. Too bad.

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  • clare
  • 07-05-19

Loved this Series!

Well develop characters, a fun storyline with some good drama. Hope there’s another in the future!

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  • Chris
  • 23-04-19

Great 4th book, sorry the series is over.

This was a great series. Very entertaining and I would like more. Some series start out strong then gradually decline. This one just keeps getting better. The characters are unique and delightfully rich. Julia Motyka is outstanding with her variety of character voices. I enjoy the characters even more with her portrayal of the various accents. I hope there are more books to come in this series as the relationships grow and the adventures continue.

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  • Jojo Rocklin
  • 02-04-19

Excellent story telling

do so enjoy this series. the characters are great with lots of quirks and interesting plots. a fun listen. looking for the next one in the series already.

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  • Laura
  • 21-03-19

so sorry this series is over!!!

Gigi Pandian writes such interesting characters you come to care about and puts them in circumstances you sit on the edge of your seat to find out if they're okay! and nevermind the history, culinary details, art education, and on and on!

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  • Maripotomous
  • 19-03-19

I just love all GiGis work!

Another amazing tale!!! A fun light romp perfect for decompression after a hard or stressful day

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  • Sheila Lofgreen
  • 09-03-19

Live it!

Fabulous as always. The most wonderful characters and great story line, I love it. More please!

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  • Susan Ry
  • 08-03-19

Great Continuing the Story

I was so excited to learn that another Accidental Alchemist’s book had come out, I went back and listened to the entire series again. I had forgotten how much I loved Dorian and his quirky attitude and amazing vegan cooking.
Julia Motyka is outstanding with her variety of character voices. I enjoy the characters even more with her portrayal of the various accents.
I hope there are more books to come in this series as the relationships grow and the adventures continue.

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