Wednesday, October 7, 2015

The Blackthorn Key by Kevin Sands: Book Review

Disclosure: Book received at no charge in exchange for an honest review.

Lucky to escape the orphanage to become an apprentice apothecary, Christopher Rowe realizes he has it better than other apprentices. His master, Benedict Blackthorn, treats him with kindness while teaching him how to solve codes and puzzles and how to create complex medicines and potions. 

The murder of his master by the Cult of the Archangel turns Christopher's world upside down. With the help of Tom, the baker's son, he determines to find his master's killer. Armed with a cryptic clue left in haste by his master, Christopher must use the puzzle solving skills he's learned before it's too late.

A brilliant debut by Sands brings together a smart and brave protagonist with an intriguing plot and a breathtaking adventure that will have the reader glued to the pages with nervous anticipation. In addition to the action, the historical background and touches of humor add to an already outstanding story.
Rating ★★★★★

Publishing Information:
Publisher: Aladdin (Septemter 1, 2015)
ISBN: 978-1481446518
Ages: 8-12

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