A Conspiracy of Alchemists by Liesel Schwarz
Book One in The Chronicles of Light and Shadow

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LEAVE IT TO CHANCE. Eleanor “Elle” Chance, that is—the intrepid heroine of this edgy new series that transforms elements of urban fantasy, historical adventure, and paranormal romance into pure storytelling gold.
In a Golden Age where spark reactors power the airways, and creatures of Light and Shadow walk openly among us, a deadly game of Alchemists and Warlocks has begun.
When an unusual cargo drags airship-pilot Elle Chance into the affairs of the mysterious Mr. Marsh, she must confront her destiny and do everything in her power to stop the Alchemists from unleashing a magical apocalypse.

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“Oh my Steampunk God! . . . If you like steampunk you definitely have to give this jewel a try. It would be a sin not to, really.”—Butterfly-o-Meter Books
“A wonderful sense of fun on every page . . . Visit [your] nearest bibliographic emporium and seek this rather magnificent tome out.”—The Eloquent Page
“I truly enjoyed this novel and strongly suggest it to Steampunk fans. I’m convinced A Conspiracy of Alchemists will rock your world!”—Tynga’s Reviews
“Pure fun to read.”—Karissa’s Reading Review

About Liesel Schwarz

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LIESEL SCHWARZ is a life-long fan of 19th-century Gothic literature. She is also a hopeless romantic who loves Victorians, steampunk, fairies, fantasy monsters, the Fin de siècle, and the correct way to drink absinthe. She also likes Medieval stuff, pirates, zombies, space operas and all subjects in between.

Author Residence: London, England

Author Hometown: Johannesburg, South Africa
Published March 5, 2013 by Del Rey. 434 pages
Genres: History, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Action & Adventure, Literature & Fiction, Romance. Fiction

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Elle Chance is a lone zeppelin pilot in a 1903 Europe where technology fueled by magic is commonplace. After agreeing to deliver a mysterious locked box for Mr. Marsh, whose arrogance is matched by hi

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When she takes on a new job and Mr Marsh, Elle soon discovers that the balance between science and magic is shifting in her world, as more people turn to science the power which supports the alchemists and warlocks is waning and not everybody is happy with the situation.

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In her debut, Schwarz launches a series that combines genres including romance, urban fantasy, and steampunk. Audacious dirigible pilot Elle Chance, daughter of the inventor Professor Chance, has been hired to deliver valuable cargo, unaware there is a hidden purpose to the assignment. It's this ...

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