The Alchemists’ Bane

It was alive. The entire city was alive. And the Alchemist Guild Elana worked for had killed it all.
The Alchemists’ Bane
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Series: The Dragon Striker Chronicles, Book 0
Genre: Steampunk Fantasy
Tags: Fantasy, Recommended Books, Steampunk
Publisher: Mark IV Multimedia
Publication Year: 2017
Format: eBook
Length: Novella
ISBN: 9780648221241
It was alive. The entire city was alive. And the Alchemist Guild Elana worked for had killed it all.
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After two years of slaving in secret under lock and key, Elana Koskova finishes the extract that will change the world. But she doesn’t care. All she wants is to be back in the arms of her family. However, when Elana’s supervisor betrays her, her dreams of freedom are shattered.

Instead of going home, Elana is ordered to test the extract on uzhas, a gas that turns to metal when shaped by Alchemist sculptors. Elana discovers that the gas is alive, and her extract is the key to a powerful bond between humans and uzhas.

When the Guild finds out, they send a sadistic warrior who thrives on torment to retrieve the extract. His orders are simple: Take the extract, and kill Elana.

While locked in a desperate fight for her life, Elana is forced to choose between seeing her family again, and saving the uzhas…

About the Author
Dan Van Werkhoven

Since Dan Van Werkhoven could pronounce “Lego” he’s been creating worlds and stories. Often times, those stories were about how awesome his Lego minifig was compared to his younger brother’s, but they were nevertheless stories.

As soon as Dan could read, he was absorbing every fantasy book he could get his hands on, with favourites such as Narnia and The Hobbit. By his teen years, he was tackling Frank Herbert, Raymond E. Feist, Peter F. Hamilton, and more. Now he loves nothing more than to sink into a Brandon Sanderson epic and lose himself for weeks.

At 16, Dan took that love of fantastical stories to a whole new level… he entered NaNoWriMo. Over the next few years, he wrote a bunch of novels (all terrible) and short stories (slightly less terrible). Writing fell by the wayside until 2010 when he began work on the Eidolon Universe with Ancel Haegler. Since then, the two have been steadily building a universe filled with fantastical worlds.

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