The Scarlet Alchemist By Kylie Lee Baker
- Narrated by: Natalie Naudus
- Length: 11 hrs and 52 mins
- Release date: 10-03-23
The Scarlet Alchemist By Kylie Lee Baker AudioBook summary
“A dark and glittering jewel of a book.”—Judy I. Lin, #1 New York Times-bestselling author of A Magic Steeped in Poison
“Visceral to the core.”—Chloe Gong, New York Times bestselling author of These Violent Delights
New from the author of The Keeper of Night comes a YA fantasy duology set in an alternate Tang Dynasty China, where a poor biracial girl with the ability to raise the dead gets caught up in the dangerous political games of the royal family.
Zilan dreams of becoming a royal alchemist, of providing for her family by making alchemical gold and gems for the wealthy to eat in order to stay young forever. But for now, she’s trapped in her impoverished village in southern China, practicing an illegal form of alchemy to keep food on the table—resurrecting the dead, for a price.
When Zilan finally has the chance to complete her imperial exams, she ventures to the capital to compete against the best alchemists in the country in tasks she’ll be lucky to survive, let alone pass. On top of that, her reputation for raising the dead has followed her to the capital, and the Crown Prince himself seeks out her help, suspecting a coming assassination attempt.