Venice

3 books in series
4 out of 5 stars 558 ratings

The Alchemist's Apprentice Publisher's Summary

For the legendary Nostradamus, the future is a mystical vortex forever in motion. But for his young apprentice and protector, Alfeo Zeno, the present is spent poring over astrology charts, making calculations, learning arcane magic, and transcribing Nostradamus's nebulous prophecies.

Then the Council of 10 arrives to take the seer into custody. A friend of the prince has died after Nostradamus cast him an ominous horoscope. Some say the mystic poisoned the victim to enhance his own reputation.

Now Alfeo must clear his master's name. From the heights of power, passion, and deceit to the very darkest realms of the netherworld, Alfeo must unravel a web of magic and murder if he is to have any future of his own.

©2007 Dave Duncan; (P)2008 Audible, Inc.
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  • Book 1

    • The Alchemist's Apprentice

    • By: Dave Duncan
    • Narrated by: Victor Bevine
    • Length: 10 hrs and 36 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 204
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 97
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 96

    When the Council of 10 takes the seer Nostradamus into custody, suspecting him of poisoning a friend of the prince, his young apprentice must unravel a web of magic and murder if he is to have any future of his own.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Excellent Book.

    • By DoktorK on 07-12-08

    Regular price: $24.95

  • Book 2

    • The Alchemist's Code

    • By: Dave Duncan
    • Narrated by: Victor Bevine
    • Length: 10 hrs and 9 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 178
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 80
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 80

    When Nostradamus is hired to find a foreign spy by Venice's ruling Council of 10, the only clues they can offer him are the spy's intercepted messages, encoded in a seemingly unbreakable cipher. Nostradamus turns to his able apprentice, the young swordsman Alfeo Zeno, whose unique talents may prove essential to unraveling the truth.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Slow start--keep going

    • By David on 12-22-09

    Regular price: $24.95

  • Book 3

    • The Alchemist's Pursuit

    • By: Dave Duncan
    • Narrated by: Victor Bevine
    • Length: 9 hrs and 45 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 176
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 81
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 80

    Hampered by arthritis, Nostradamus is in no mood for granting favors or running about looking for trouble. But when his apprentice Alfeo's mistress asks him to investigate the murder of her beloved courtesan mentor - and promises a fortune in payment - he comes around.It appears that someone is murdering the courtesans of Venice. All were well-known, admired for their skills - and somehow connected by a sinister event involving one of the great families of the city.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • The Alchemist's Pursuit

    • By Bessie Hawley-Crissman on 05-06-09

    Regular price: $24.95