This one is a follow up to a Want Now Wednesday from last year, so I’m calling it 2 Gold 2 Furious. Now we have a COVER and a FULL SYNOPSIS and a RELEASE DATE! Yes, all caps was necessary!
A Golden Fury
Author: Samantha Cohoe
Publisher: Wednesday Books
Release Date: October 13, 2020
Synopsis: 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.
But in Oxford, there are alchemists after the Stone who don’t believe Thea’s warning about the curse—instead, they’ll stop at nothing to steal Thea’s knowledge of how to create the Stone. But Thea can only run for so long, and soon she will have to choose: create the Stone and sacrifice her sanity, or let the people she loves die.
In her debut novel, Samantha Cohoe weaves a story of magic and danger, where the streets of Oxford and London come to life, and the curse of the Philosopher’s Stone will haunt you long after the final page.
If y’all caught my original Want Now Wednesday post for A Golden Fury from last year, you know that I’ve been dying for it. Well, with the cover reveal today, my wanting of this book has been kicked into high gear again.
I stumbled upon knowledge of this upcoming alchemy novel through Twitter. From there I’ve basically been lurking around the publisher and author’s social media for any tiny morsel of information to tide me over until the release date. I needs this book, precious, NEEDS IT!
Let’s breakdown that synopsis real quick: mother and daughter alchemists, a curse upon a highly sought-after magical item, escaping the French Revolution to live in England with a father who doesn’t know she exists, MAGIC AND DANGER?!? Look, just…someone please invent time travel so it can be October 13, 2020 already. PLEASE?
And then that cover reveal?!? To say that my crops are thriving and my skin is clear after seeing this cover just does not do it justice. It’s modern and old school at the same time and SOMEONE high five the designer who chose that color palate. Yes, I’m a bookstagrammer and I’m already thinking of how gorgeous this book is going to look on my feed ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
Samantha Cohoe’s debut novel, A Golden Fury, releases on October 13, 2020. Pre-order links can be found on the publisher’s website.