The Alchemists of Barbal

Author(s): David Clement-Davies


Magic and murder, tyranny and treason all feature in this bold new fantasy from the bestselling author of The Sight. The high stone walls of Barbal encircle a deep rift. At the heart of the city the Lord Alchemist, Mardak the Dark, reigns supreme. His pursuit of power has led the tyrannical ruler to treacherous deeds: seizing the opposing alchemist, Ogog, and holding him hostage in the Ziggurat. However, help is at hand in the shape of a young boy called Silas. Under the guidance of his charismatic mentor, Sultan Ash, Silas sets off for Barbal to free Ogog, armed with nothing more than sheer determination ÃÂâÃÂÃÂÃÂàand a pure white pebble in his pocket. Unbeknown to Silas, the pebble is a Turnstone, a talisman bestowed with magical powers.


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David Clement-Davies lives in London, and works as a writer and travel journalist. He has two other novels published by Macmillan Children's Books, FIRE BRINGER and THE SIGHT.

General Fields

  • : 9780330410083
  • : Pan Macmillan
  • : Macmillan Children's Books
  • : February 2006
  • : 197mm X 130mm
  • : United Kingdom
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : David Clement-Davies
  • : Paperback
  • : New edition
  • : 823.914
  • : 352
  • : Illustrations