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Auriel Rising
Auriel Rising
Author: Elizabeth Redfern
Elizabeth Redfern works literary alchemy in a novel that seamlessly incorporates the best of historical fiction, romance, and intrigue. — Elizabeth Redfern's storytelling powers have also been compared to le Carré and Dickens, Thomas Harris and Iain Pears. Now she presents her new novel, set in 1609 London and centering on the furious quest ...  more »
ISBN-13: 9780399151057
ISBN-10: 0399151052
Publication Date: 3/8/2004
Pages: 386
  • Currently 3.5/5 Stars.

3.5 stars, based on 8 ratings
Publisher: G. P. Putnam's Sons
Book Type: Hardcover
Other Versions: Paperback
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Captures the mood of London in the decade after the death of Elizabeth I. A historical thriller that combines alchemy with political and sexual intrigue.
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Not my type of book. It received good reviews as a period piece. It is set in the year 1609 London, England. I only managed to make it through the first 50 pages before deciding it just wasn't for me. The author is listed as bestselling, and this book received a positive review from the NY Times.
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When I first started reading this book, I didn't particularly understand what was happening. It dragged all through the first chapter, but then, it really caught my interest. Auriel Rising is a wonderful book and I think anybody who likes alchemy and longer tales like this one will love it!
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Historical novel about alchemy and intrigue in the time of James the 3rd of Scotland. Fairly interesting, though the plot twists are somewhat hard to follow, and I'm not sure all of the threads came together in the end. And don't expect a particularly happy ending!
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Great book - even better than her first (The Music of the Spheres). I'm so glad to have found this British author. She writes historical novels with a lot of suspense and mystery. This one is about alchemy and is really great!