The Blackthorn Key


The Blackthorn Key

By Kevin Sands

Snappy Review

Love a good apothecary tale… A great mix of mystery and history.


Potions, puzzles and the occasional explosion are all in a day’s work for young apothecary Christopher Rowe.
Murder is another matter . . .
It’s a dangerous time to be the apprentice of Benedict Blackthorn. A wave of mysterious murders has sent shockwaves through London, and soon Christopher finds himself on the run. His only allies are his best friend, Tom, courageous Molly, and a loyal feathered friend, Bridget. His only clues are a coded message about his master’s most dangerous project, and a cryptic warning – ‘Tell no one!’
The race is on for Christopher: crack the code and uncover its secret, or become the next victim . . .
A brilliant, fast-paced adventure, perfect for fans of Percy Jackson.