Chantress Alchemy [NOOK Book]

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Lucy races against time and magic in this sequel to the ?richly and thoughtfully written? (Publishers Weekly) Chantress.

Lucy is the last Chantress, the only remaining girl who can sing magic into the world. Since she defeated the evil Lord Scargrave, England has changed?and not for the better. With crops failing and the people rebelling, Lucy is called urgently back to King Henry?s court. His Inner Council is convinced that making gold ...
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Chantress Alchemy

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Overview

Lucy races against time and magic in this sequel to the “richly and thoughtfully written” (Publishers Weekly) Chantress.

Lucy is the last Chantress, the only remaining girl who can sing magic into the world. Since she defeated the evil Lord Scargrave, England has changed—and not for the better. With crops failing and the people rebelling, Lucy is called urgently back to King Henry’s court. His Inner Council is convinced that making gold through alchemy will save England. But a critical element to the alchemical process has been stolen. Lucy is tasked with finding it with her magic…or else. And until she succeeds, the castle is on lockdown.

Court too has changed. Scargrave’s brutal Chantress Hunter has become King Henry’s closest advisor. Lucy’s beloved Nat has fallen out of favor and is shunned by his colleagues. Worst of all, Lucy’s magic has deserted her. She can no longer hear the song spells at court, and must find a way to access her powers soon—or be accused of treason.

Amy Butler Greenfield returns to the volatile world of Chantress for an exciting tales that weaves together courtly intrigue, mystery, romance, magic, and music.
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Editorial Reviews

Kirkus Reviews
2014-02-19
The second volume of this alternate-history fantasy trilogy provides more of the same, with some improvements. After defeating the evil lord Scargrave and saving the kingdom, Lucy has retreated to an estate in rural Norfolk to practice her Chantress skills in solitude. But unrest continues to plague Henry IX's England (replacing Charles I in Greenfield's world): famine, a depleted treasury and common folk marching on the king's palace. Lucy is recalled to court to find the stolen Golden Crucible, with which the king and his council hope to make gold by alchemy. It won't be easy. Every courtier might be an enemy; some mysterious force has stripped Lucy of her ability to hear the magic songs that feed her power; and love interest Nat keeps avoiding her. After a slow start propelled by nonsensical decisions on Lucy's part, the plot settles into mystery and intrigue with a side of message as Lucy rails against being married off like property. Anachronisms abound (Sybil Dashwood appears to have wandered over from a Regency novel, along with footmen and honorifics like "Miss"), but fans of girl-power fantasy who can put up with the rocky start probably won't mind. Nothing new here, but alchemy, feminism and two separate wicked plotters make this enjoyable enough to keep the pages turning. (historical note) (Fantasy. 12-16)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781442457102
  • Publisher: Margaret K. McElderry Books
  • Publication date: 5/6/2014
  • Sold by: SIMON & SCHUSTER
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 352
  • Sales rank: 434,074
  • Age range: 12 years

Meet the Author

Amy Butler Greenfield made her YA debut with Chantress, followed by Chantress Alchemy. Originally from the Adirondacks, Amy lives with her husband and daughter in England. Visit her at AmyButlerGreenfield.com.
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