Waiting on Wednesday: The Apothecary’s Curse by Barbara Barnett

“Waiting On Wednesday” is a weekly meme hosted by Breaking the Spine.  Every Wednesday we get to highlight a book that we’re really looking forward to.  My book this week is : The Apothecary’s Curse by Barbara Barnett which sounds incredibly intriguing:

apothThis genre-bending urban fantasy mixes alchemy and genetics as a doctor and an apothecary try to prevent a pharmaceutical company from exploiting the book that made them immortal centuries ago.

In Victorian London, the fates of physician Simon Bell and apothecary Gaelan Erceldoune entwine when Simon gives his wife an elixir created by Gaelan from an ancient manuscript. Meant to cure her cancer, it kills her. Suicidal, Simon swallows the remainder—only to find he cannot die.

Five years later, hearing rumors of a Bedlam inmate with regenerative powers like his own, Simon is shocked to discover it’s Gaelan. The two men conceal their immortality, but the only hope of reversing their condition rests with Gaelan’s missing manuscript.

When modern-day pharmaceutical company Transdiff Genomics unearths diaries describing the torture of Bedlam inmates, the company’s scientists suspect a link between Gaelan and an unnamed inmate. Gaelan and Genomics geneticist Anne Shawe are powerfully drawn to each other, and her family connection to his manuscript leads to a stunning revelation. Will it bring ruin or redemption?

Publication date: October 2016


15 Responses to “Waiting on Wednesday: The Apothecary’s Curse by Barbara Barnett”

  1. sydneyeditor1

    Oh wow, everything about this one is fantastic! From Victorian London to modern day AND immortality? Totally adding to TBR! Here’s mine: http://editingeverything.com/blog/2016/07/27/wow-the-falls/

    • @lynnsbooks

      Great – I hope you managing to give it a go and let me know what you think please.
      Lynn 😀

  2. Renee'

    Sounds really intriguing and what a cover. Hope you enjoy it!

    Renee ~ My Wow

  3. Barb (boxermommyreads)

    This is already on my wishlist and I can’t wait to learn more about it. I am really liking the cover too. Great choice!

  4. Tammy

    I just heard about this the other day and now it’s on my TBR. Gotta love the quote from Jane Espenson on the cover (she was a writer for Buffy).

  5. Bob @ Beauty in Ruins

    That sounds like a cool one. Nice pick.

  6. downrightdystopian

    Great pick! I love the cover!
    Krystianna @ Downright Dystopian

  7. Lisa (@TenaciousReader)

    I’ve been going back and forth with this one. Sounds like it could be really good, but its more a book I would pick up when Im in the mood for something different.

    • @lynnsbooks

      I can see where you’re coming from – I’m hoping for goodness from it though. I have had some good books from Pyr this year. They’re on a roll.
      Lynn 😀

  8. Rebecca

    Wow, this sounds really cool! I love it when science gets mixed into fiction..

  9. Mogsy @ BiblioSanctum

    I am looking forward to this one too! Pyr is also rocking it this year with the beautiful covers.

    • @lynnsbooks

      They are – I love the look of the new Burgis book too.
      Lynn 😀

  10. Carmen

    I love the blurb. I hope it delivers.

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