Alchemystic

Alchemystic

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by Anton Strout
     
 

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AN OLD FRIEND OF THE FAMILY…

Alexandra Belarus is a struggling artist living in New York City, even though her family is rich in real estate, including a towering Gothic Gramercy Park building built by her great-great-grandfather. But the truth of her bloodline is revealed when she is attacked on the street and saved by an inhumanly powerful

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AN OLD FRIEND OF THE FAMILY…

Alexandra Belarus is a struggling artist living in New York City, even though her family is rich in real estate, including a towering Gothic Gramercy Park building built by her great-great-grandfather. But the truth of her bloodline is revealed when she is attacked on the street and saved by an inhumanly powerful winged figure. A figure who knows the Belarus name…

Lexi’s great-great-grandfather was a Spellmason—an artisan who could work magic on stone. But in his day, dark forces conspired against him and his, so he left a spell of protection on his family. Now that Lexi is in danger, the spell has awoken her ancestor’s most trusted and fearsome creation: a gargoyle named Stanis.

Lexi and Stanis are equally surprised to find themselves bound to each other. But as they learn to work together, they realize that only united can they save the city they both love…

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Publishers Weekly
The Belarus name is famous for real estate, but 22-year-old artist Alexandra Belarus would rather spend her days in the studio that once belonged to her great-great-grandfather, Alexander, than meet with contractors. Then, over a very eventful two days, Lexi survives two attacks, discovers ancient family magic, and realizes that her brother's accidental death may not be that accidental. Thankfully, she has her new friend Stanis, a gargoyle created by Alexander with Spellmasonry, which gives life to inanimate objects. Stanis has but one mission; to protect the Belarus family from the malevolent Servants of Ruthenia and other dangers. As the bond between Stanis and Lexi grows, she tries to return him to his full power before she encounters a foe he can't save her from. Strout (the Simon Canderous novels) keeps things moving with action on every page as Lexi develops improbably quickly into a Spellmasonry adept. The dialogue between Lexi and her friends is fast-paced, but the attempt at capturing twentysomething slang comes off as adolescent, though it does lend plenty of humor. (Oct.)
From the Publisher
Praise for the novels of Anton Strout:

“Following Simon’s adventures is like being the pinball in an especially antic game, but it’s well worth the wear and tear.” —Charlaine Harris, #1 New York Times bestselling author

"Make room on the shelf, ‘cause you’re going to want to keep this one!” —Rachel Vincent

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781101589649
Publisher:
Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date:
09/25/2012
Series:
A Spellmason Chronicle , #1
Sold by:
Penguin Group
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
304
Sales rank:
101,726
File size:
1 MB
Age Range:
18 Years

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Meet the Author

Anton Strout was born in the Berkshire Hills mere miles from writing heavyweights Nathaniel Hawthorne and Herman Melville. He is an always writer, a sometimes actor, sometimes musician, occasional RPGer, and the world's most casual and controller-smashing video gamer. He currently works in the exciting world of publishing and yes, it is as glamorous as it sounds.

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