Patmos is plagued by sinister visions and unexplainable
paranormal occurrences that force her to seek out an
expertóVan Barlowe. What she discovers is a dark world of
demons, wraiths, and immortals who all want something from
her. Itís a struggle to fight for her sanity and resist her
passion for Van.
been searching for the Alchemist for 300 hundred years. The
trail has led him to Sidra and she is the means to saving
him and his brethren from eternal damnation. He must
protect her from those of his kind who seek peace by
destroying everything he and his brethren have worked for.
first, Van must win Sidraís love, trust and willingness to
accomplish his goal. Or all is lost.
Cullen expertly layers paranormal intrigue, mysticism, and
romance into Loveís Alchemy, until as a reader
you canít resist the urge to believe every word. Itís sheer
talent to possess the ability to seduce an audience into
ignoring the fact theyíre reading fiction. The character
development and realistic dialogue adds richness to the
narrative. Shadows conceal enemies as friends, and friends
as enemies; answers are partially veiled in mystery.
and Vanís chemistry dazzles and captivates. Both are
vulnerable, strong-willed people with a past, present, and
future bursting with secrets. Centuries of heartache are
lovingly uncovered through Ms. Cullenís paisley pretty
writing. Salvation, redemption and exile are played out by
the heroes and so-called monsters. Nothing is ever black
and white in this thriller, and thatís the way I like my
harrowing, supernatural literature. References to
historical figures are beautifully interspersed into the
storyline without missing a beat. Overall, I appreciated
the careful construction of each section, the detailed
historical value of how alchemy is used in the story and the
extra care Ms. Cullen takes to make it all work. While
other stories deserve to be labeled as foolís gold,
Loveís Alchemy is pure platinum.