The Blackthorn Key

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By Kevin Sands
Publisher Aladdin
The Blackthorn Key
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Following a series of murders, an apothecarys apprentice must solve puzzles and decipher codes in pursuit of a secret that could destroy the world in this spectacular debut (Kirkus Reviews, starred review).Tell no one what Ive 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 Blackthornwith maybe an explosion or two along the way. But when a mysterious cult begins to prey on Londons apothecaries, the trail of murders grows closer and closer to Blackthorns shop. With time running out, Christopher must use every skill hes 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 heartstopping adventure rich with suspense, mystery, and unforgettable characters.

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64528 words64,528 words
400 pages400 pages
Lexile 630LLexile 630L
Grade 5 to 9Grade 5 to 9
Age 10-14Age 10-14
Published 2016Published 2016

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