The Black Death has returned to London, spreading disease and fear through town. A mysterious prophet predicts the city’s ultimate doom — until an unknown apothecary arrives with a cure that actually works. Christopher’s Blackthorn shop is chosen to prepare the remedy.
But when an assassin threatens the apothecary’s life, Christopher and his faithful friend Tom are back to hunting down the truth, risking their lives to untangle the heart of a dark conspiracy. And as the sickness strikes close to home, the stakes are higher than ever before …
This book is suitable for readers between 10 and 14 years of age.
Christopher Rowe is back and there are more puzzles, riddles, and secrets to uncover in this successful follow-up of The Blackthorn Key book series.
Since escaping from university with a pair of degrees in theoretical physics, Kevin Sands has worked as a researcher, a business consultant, and a teacher. He lives in Toronto, Canada. He is the author of the award-winning and bestselling Blackthorn Key series.