The Alchemy universe was first introduced in the novel Royal Alchemy. That novel was set in England 1913, but an alternative earth where things are achingly familiar but also very different. Alchemy Discovered was initially set in the year 2000 and then unfolded in the Alchemy world of England, 1915 - 16. Alchemy Abroad continues in 1916 And follows the adventures of Percival Holmes, journalist with The Times and Hallston Fife, Captain in the Royal Guards. Prime Minister Feldberg, with Holmes and Fife, discover a plot to destroy Princess Abigail and the adventure begins!