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In a sweeping epic of dazzling magic, soaring suspense, and dark longing, three immortal souls are united by fate and a fearless ambition that will change the course of historyвЂ“even as it destroys their own way of life. . . . On an upper floor of a plush, high-security building on Central Park West, an elegant man sits in the office of Dr. Anne Kramer, confessing to the heinous murder that has horrified the modern world. Randolf Sontime is renowned for his personal charm, and Dr. Kramer is fighting to keep from falling victim to it. For the first time in her life, she truly understands the meaning of the word вЂњcharisma.вЂќ Not knowing that her own destiny is irrevocably tied to his, Anne Kramer listens to the story of SontimeвЂ™s life. вЂњIt began with the magic, you see. And so, perforce, must I.вЂќ As a boy named Han at the House of Ra, an isolated oasis in the Egyptian desert of a far ancient time, Sontime lived in privilege. There the chosen were trained in the science of alchemyвЂ“magic, philosophy, miracles. Only two other initiates were as skilled as he: Akan, quiet and studious, a boy whose thirst for knowledge was matched only by his hunger for truth; and Nefar, beautiful and brilliant, a girl as filled with wonder and unfathomable ambition as Han himself. Together they discovered that in union, theirs was a power unmatched in the physical world. But even in the House of Ra, there were boundaries to be observed, knowledge that only the masters understood and feared. As the threesomeвЂ™s thirst for answersвЂ“and for each otherвЂ“deepened, they were tempted by the dark arts that they had sworn to avoid. вЂњLook at three magnificent youths who stand astride your world and scoff at the rules you must obey. . . . Look at us, and call us gods.вЂќ Their power was palpable, their desire totalвЂ“until the fateful moment when their alliance was forever damned, their gifts horribly corrupted. A seductive work that seethes with mystery and passion, The Alchemist hurtles readers back through time to an era when magic was sacred and the workings of the world lay in the hands of a few gifted, but tortured souls. In a stunning feat of unbridled imagination, Donna Boyd has created her most hypnotic novel to date.
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Donna Ball (born 1951 in North Georgia, US) is an American writer of over 90 novels, mainly romance novels since 1982, she also signed her novels as Rebecca Flanders, Donna Carlisle and Donna Boyd.
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