A Golden Fury by Samantha Cohoe audiobook

A Golden Fury: A Novel

By Samantha Cohoe
Read by Imani Jade Powers

Macmillan Young Listeners 9781250220400

Unabridged

Format : Library CD (In Stock)
  • ISBN: 9781250772145

  • ISBN: 9781250772145

Runtime: 10.70 Hours
Category: Fiction/Historical
Audience: Young Adult (12–17)
Language: English

Summary

Summary

“A vivid ride through eighteenth century Europe with darkness and dread creeping at its corners. Utterly enchanting.” - Emily A. Duncan, New York Times bestselling author of Wicked Saints "Cohoe transmutes the legend of the Philosopher's Stone into a dark, intoxicating tale of ambition, obsession, and sacrifice. Prepare for a magic that will consume you." - Rosamund Hodge, New York Times bestselling author of Cruel Beauty and Bright Smoke, Cold Fire In her debut novel A Golden Fury, Samantha Cohoe weaves a story of magic and danger, where the curse of the Philosopher’s Stone will haunt you long after the final page. Thea Hope longs to be an alchemist out of the shadow of her famous mother. The two of them are close to creating the legendary Philosopher’s Stone—whose properties include immortality and can turn any metal into gold—but just when the promise of the Stone’s riches is in their grasp, Thea’s mother destroys the Stone in a sudden fit of violent madness. While combing through her mother’s notes, Thea learns that there’s a curse on the Stone that causes anyone who tries to make it to lose their sanity. With the threat of a revolution looming, Thea is sent to live with the father who doesn’t know she exists. But there are alchemists after the Stone who don’t believe Thea’s warning about the curse—instead, they’ll stop at nothing to steal Thea’s knowledge of how to create the Stone. But Thea can only run for so long, and soon she will have to choose: create the Stone and sacrifice her sanity, or let the people she loves die. A Macmillan Audio production from Wednesday Books

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

I adore Thea - her fierce ambition, her intelligence, and the warmth she so desperately wants to share with someone worthy. This is an alchemical wonder of a book. It takes all the elements of a good story - mystery, magic, devastating stakes, compelling relationships and impossible choices - and weaves them into pure gold. Catherine Egan, author of Julia Unbound
“A GOLDEN FURY invites you into a world of intrigue, magic and ambition. Set against the backdrop of the French revolution, it follows a talented, driven heroine, raised by her famous and overbearing mother to pursue alchemy’s ultimate dream—the Philosopher’s Stone—in a time when women had little rights of their own. Cohoe’s prose is flush with clever dialogue and flawed-yet-sympathetic characters, so realistic they leap off the page. First loves, family secrets and shocking betrayals abound as our heroine pits her intellect against a curse of madness in this impossible-to-put-down debut. Ellen Goodlett, author of Rule
Full of rich historical detail, clever world-building, and tumultuous relationships, A Golden Fury transformed me. Cohoe's debut proves we are in the hands of a deft and dangerous creator. I sat up half the night thinking about it, and the other half longing to see her next book. Tracy Townsend, author of Thieves of Fate series
Alchemists used many methods to hide their secrets, but Cohoe has deciphered their riddles -- and uncovered a truth far darker and more complex than a miraculous rock. She lures you in with a promise of gold, then delivers something far more valuable: an intricate tale of ambition and sacrifice, loyalty and betrayal, the quest for knowledge and the wisdom to use it correctly. Marie Brennan, author of The Memoirs of Lady Trent
A Golden Fury is beguiling and unpredictable. Cohoe weaves an international adventure set against a rich historical backdrop, and alchemist Thea faces adversaries both human and magical with wit and grit. A compelling debut from a writer to watch. Hannah Capin, author of Foul is Fair and The Dead Queens Club
“A dark, intoxicating tale of ambition, obsession, and sacrifice. Prepare for a magic that will consume you.” Rosamund Hodge, New York Times bestselling author
“Sharply written with a crackling, compassionately determined heroine, A Golden Fury is a vivid ride through eighteenth century Europe with darkness and dread creeping at its corners. Utterly enchanting. Emily A. Duncan, New York Times bestselling author of Wicked Saints
Cohoe transmutes the legend of the Philosopher's Stone into a dark, intoxicating tale of ambition, obsession, and sacrifice. Prepare for a magic that will consume you. Rosamund Hodge, New York Times bestselling author of Cruel Beauty and Bright Smoke, Cold Fire
“A vivid ride through eighteenth century Europe with darkness and dread creeping at its corners. Utterly enchanting.” Emily A. Duncan, New York Times bestselling author

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Author

Author Bio: Samantha Cohoe

Author Bio: Samantha Cohoe

Samantha Cohoe writes historically-inspired Young Adult fantasy. After studying Philosophical Theology at Yale Divinity School, she decided academia wasn’t for her. In 2011, she moved with her family to Denver, where she currently divides her time between teaching Latin, mothering, writing, reading, and deleting adverbs. A Golden Fury is her debut novel.

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Details

Details

Available Formats : CD, Library CD
Category: Fiction/Historical
Runtime: 10.70
Audience: Young Adult (12–17)
Language: English