Blackthorn Key
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    Blackthorn Key | Kevin Sands

    Blackthorn Key

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 22 mins)
    • By Kevin Sands
    • Narrated By Ray Panthaki
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (151)
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    (143)
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    (142)

    Christopher Rowe, apprentice to master apothecary Benedict Blackthorn, is learning all his master's secrets - like how to decipher complex codes and puzzles and how to transform simple ingredients into powerful medicines, potions, and weapons.

    Excellent for any age

    This story has excellent character development , flow , and intrigue. It is my hope that the author plans to do a second story in which Christopher, ..Show More »

    Reviewed on September 23 2015 by David (Vallejo, CA, United States)
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    The Blackthorn Key | Kevin Sands

    The Blackthorn Key

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 21 mins)
    • By Kevin Sands
    • Narrated By Ray Panthaki
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2)
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    (2)
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    (2)

    London, 1665. Fourteen-year-old Christopher Rowe is apprenticed to master apothecary Benedict Blackthorn. In Blackthorn's shop, Christopher learns the delicate secrets of transforming simple ingredients into powerful medicines, potions and weapons. His beloved master guides him with a firm, steady hand - instilling him with confidence and independence that prove increasingly vital as Christopher learns of a mysterious cult preying on the most learned men in London.

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    Mark of the Plague: Blackthorn Key, Book 2 | Kevin Sands

    Mark of the Plague: Blackthorn Key, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 47 mins)
    • By Kevin Sands
    • Narrated By Ray Panthaki
    Overall
    (36)
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    (32)
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    The Black Death has returned to London, spreading disease and fear through town. A mysterious prophet predicts the city's ultimate doom - until an unknown apothecary arrives with a cure that actually works. Christopher's Blackthorn shop is chosen to prepare the remedy. But when an assassin threatens the apothecary's life, Christopher and his faithful friend, Tom, are back to hunting down the truth, risking their lives to untangle the heart of a dark conspiracy.

    Wow, what a twist!

    I really love the way these books are written. Not only is it history and mystery, it's true friendship in action and in the end finding family in the..Show More »

    Reviewed on October 16 2017 by Amazon Customer (Bridgewater,VA)
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    Mark of the Plague: A Blackthorn Key adventure | Kevin Sands

    Mark of the Plague: A Blackthorn Key adventure

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 45 mins)
    • By Kevin Sands
    • Narrated By Ray Panthaki
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    (1)
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    (1)
    Story
    (1)

    Boils, blood and a burning fever - the black death has returned to London.... As the dreaded sickness spreads through the city, striking down rich and poor alike, an unknown man arrives with a miracle cure. But when an assassin threatens the life of the city's new saviour, young apothecary Christopher Rowe and his faithful friend Tom must risk their lives to untangle another dark conspiracy.

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    The Assassin's Curse: Blackthorn Key, Book 3 | Kevin Sands

    The Assassin's Curse: Blackthorn Key, Book 3

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 24 mins)
    • By Kevin Sands
    • Narrated By Napoleon Ryan
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (10)
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    (10)
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    Wherever Christopher Rowe goes, adventure - and murder - follows. Even a chance to meet King Charles ends in a brush with an assassin. All that's recovered from the killer is a coded message with an ominous sign-off: more attempts are coming. So when Christopher's code-breaking discovers the attack's true target, he and his friends are ordered to Paris to investigate a centuries-old curse on the French throne. And when they learn an ancient treasure is promised to any assassin who succeeds, they realize the entire royal family is at stake - as well as their own lives.

    Narrator Ruined It

    This narrator does really well with voices but even is clueless on how to end a statement or sentence properly. It drove me nuts! They should have kep..Show More »

    Reviewed on September 30 2017 by Cherie (United States)