Book Review: Powerful Themes in A Golden Fury by Samantha Cohoe

Recently, I’ve been reading a lot about alchemy so to find this book and review it, only piqued my interest more for other books. What I liked about this one especially, was the particular settings and the uniqueness of the main character. Not to mention the magnificent book cover! It has such a fantasy feel to it, I can’t describe, but book lovers will know what I’m getting at…

Thea Hope longs to be an alchemist out of the shadow of her famous mother. The two of them are close to creating the legendary Philosopher’s Stone—whose properties include immortality and can turn any metal into gold—but just when the promise of the Stone’s riches is in their grasp, Thea’s mother destroys the Stone in a sudden fit of violent madness.

While combing through her mother’s notes, Thea learns that there’s a curse on the Stone that causes anyone who tries to make it to lose their sanity. With the threat of the French Revolution looming, Thea is sent to Oxford for her safety, to live with the father who doesn’t know she exists.