Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Date: February 2014
Duration: 9 hours 49 minutes
Luca and Isolde's adventures uncovering the secrets of The Order of Darkness continue in this follow-up to Stormbringers.
Tasked to expose a coin counterfeiting scheme, the group travels to Venice just in time for Carnival. Amid the masks, parties, and excitement, Luca and Isolde's romantic attraction reaches a new intensity that neither can deny.
Their romance is interrupted by the arrival of the alchemist, who may be the con artist they've been looking for. But as Luca starts to investigate the original charge, the alchemist reveals his true goal -- he plans to create the Philosopher's Stone, a mystical substance said to be capable of turning base metals into gold and producing the elixir of life.
With pounds of undocumented gold coins and an assistant who claims to be decades older than she appears, all evidence points to the possibility that the alchemist has suceeded in his task. But as Luca and Isolde get closer to the truth, they discover that the reality may be more sinister than they ever could have imagined.