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The Alchemist

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 14, 2003

    the best book read in a long time

    One of the best books in a long time i have read. Plot is the best and the ending you will never quess. I have never read another book by the author but i will now. A must read for yourself

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 17, 2002

    Engrossing Read

    I wasn't sure what to expect of this book, but having been a fan of Donna Boyd's other books I thought I'd give it a try. To my surprise I was sucked into this book completely and found it very hard to put down. As others have said it is a little bit on the short side, but I didn't feel there was anything lacking- I just wanted more. I love Ms. Boyd's writing style and the historical background is well done and leaves you with a feel for the world of the characters. The character development is fantastic. I am anxiously awaiting for the next book. And you can bet that I will read whatever title Donna Boyd produces next. I highly recommend this book.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 13, 2002

    A Great Book

    I must admit I have never read anything by Donna Boyd, but I will certainly give 'The Promise,' and 'The Passion,' a read. The 'Alchemist,' is a great book, one of the best I've read in quite a while. It's a well written, completely absorbing tale that is hard to put down. The pacing is excellent, but I wish it was about 200 pages longer. A nice change from the murder mysteries. Thanks Ms. Boyd!

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  • Posted December 9, 2008

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    deep magical tale

    While visiting Central Park West psychiatrist Dr. Anne Kramer, Randolph Sontime makes incredible claims. He informs her that he is the assassin that used magic to kill someone in Geneva while he gave a speech to five hundred people in New York. He also alleges that he has lived since the dawning of civilization in Egypt using various names like Rasputin and Merlin. Randolph further explains that he is tired and desires the ultimate end so must tell his story to someone choosing her because he will be her latest ¿trophy¿, but actually keeps a secret from her that ties the duo together. <P>He starts at the beginning as Han a child prodigy in Ancient Egypt studying alchemy along with two other brilliant students, Akan and Nefar. The trio shares a talent so superior to their peers and most of their teachers. They begin to go way beyond that of their schooling looking into the dark forbidden side of magic until Akan and Han also compete for the love of Nefar. Each of them loses sight of the philosophical balance that underscores their science. <P> THE ALCHEMIST is a deep magical tale in which the charismatic Randolph charms the audience with his narrative from the beginning to the end. The novel reads quickly and fans will do so in one sitting. The story line belongs to the male lead character even though Anne acts as a strong counterpoint and anchor. Donna Boyd writes a triumphant tale that entertains readers who will want more from this magical author. <P>Harriet Klausner

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 28, 2012

    A very good read

    Makes me wish i were immortal and had powers

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