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The Alchemist by Donna Boyd
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Jan 24, 2009

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Read in February, 2009

Uh - this was an interesting one. I have already read the 'other' Alchemist which I really liked and suggested to my husband and The Alchemist's Daughter which was a pretty decent read as well so I went into this Alchemist with good expectations. First of all, I had heard nothing about this book and so was suprised as I began to read the first page that it was a story of ancient Egypt- which I adore. I liked Boyd's portrayal of the main characters at first. But then things kindof slid downhill from there. I did not like the incestual/homosexual relationship nor the devouring of human body parts. Ugh. Reminded me of the movie "The Mummy" in parts. Good description throughout made me really able to envision the story.

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