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Blackthorn key volume 1.
New York : Aladdin, 2015.
First Aladdin hardcover edition.
Physical Desc:
371 pages ; 22 cm.
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Following a series of murders, an apothecary's apprentice must solve puzzles and decipher codes in pursuit of a secret that could destroy the world in this suspenseful debut novel. "Tell no one what I've given you." Until he got that cryptic warning, Christopher Rowe was happy, learning how to solve complex codes and puzzles and creating powerful medicines, potions, and weapons as an apprentice to Master Benedict Blackthorn--with maybe an explosion or two along the way. But when a mysterious cult begins to prey on London's apothecaries, the trail of murders grows closer and closer to Blackthorn's shop. With time running out, Christopher must use every skill he's learned to discover the key to a terrible secret with the power to tear the world apart. In his stunning debut novel, Kevin Sands brings readers on a heart-stopping adventure rich with suspense, mystery, and unforgettable characters.
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In 1665 London, fourteen-year-old Christopher Rowe, apprentice to an apothecary, and his best friend, Tom, try to uncover the truth behind a mysterious cult, following a trail of puzzles, codes, pranks, and danger toward an unearthly secret with the power to tear the world apart.
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APA Citation (style guide)

Sands, K. (2015). The Blackthorn key. First Aladdin hardcover edition. New York: Aladdin.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation (style guide)

Sands, Kevin. 2015. The Blackthorn Key. New York: Aladdin.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities Citation (style guide)

Sands, Kevin, The Blackthorn Key. New York: Aladdin, 2015.

MLA Citation (style guide)

Sands, Kevin. The Blackthorn Key. First Aladdin hardcover edition. New York: Aladdin, 2015. Print.

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