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The Alchymist's Cat (The Deptford Histories, #1)

The Alchymist's Cat (The Deptford Histories, #1)

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The first of three terrifying prequels to the Deptford Mice Trilogy reveals a shocking truth How did Jupiter, the Lord of the sewer rats, come to be the sower of such evil It is the winter of 1664 and young Will Godwin, an alchemist s assistant, chances upon a mother cat and her three newborn kittens in a London churchyard Taking pity on the freezing family, Will carrie The first of three terrifying prequels to the Deptford Mice Trilogy reveals a shocking truth How did Jupiter, the Lord of the sewer rats, come to be the sower of such evil It is the winter of 1664 and young Will Godwin, an alchemist s assistant, chances upon a mother cat and her three newborn kittens in a London churchyard Taking pity on the freezing family, Will carries them back to his master s apothecary shop And there, among the bubbling bottles and foul smelling jars in Dr Spittle s laboratory, unfolds an extraordinary tale of sorcery, villainy, and murder full of all of the intricate twists and turns that Robin Jarvis s many fans have come to expect.


Author Robin Jarvis

Robin Jarvis born May 8, 1963 is a British children s novelist, who writes fantasy novels, often about anthropomorphic rodents and small mammals especially mice and Tudor times A lot of his works are based in London, in and around Deptford and Greenwich where he used to live, or in Whitby.His first novel The Dark Portal, featuring the popular Deptford Mice was the runner up for the Smar




The Alchymist's Cat (The Deptford Histories, #1) Reviews (31)

  • This book is part alternate history or perhaps historical fiction , part anthropomorphic animal story, and part dark fantasy Set in 1600 s London, it tells the back story of Jupiter from The Deptford Mice trilogy While I enjoyed it very much, there were a few anthropomorphic animal inconsistencies t [..]

  • This is a violent and unbelievably horrific book Example Will is beaten to a pulp but when Molly finds him and hugs him tightly he doesn t even flinchreally The characters are so miserably pathetic I was never sure who to root for which talking, unlikable cat will we end up with since the ones we ki [..]

  • Having had a quick look at some of these reviews, I think I must have been a very strange child Reviewers talk about it being horrifically dark , while this was one of my favourite books at around the age of 11, which I read again and again along with its sequels As a result, it s one of those books [..]

  • This is a scary book I knew it was going to be in depth compared to the Deptford Mice Trilogy, but it was terrifying at times It amazes me how the author has given human like mannerisms to these animals I would use this book to teach my students how to do that with a character of their choice and h [..]

  • The perfect way a prequel SHOULD be written With hidden surprises, twists and lovely plot developments Even if it s in a bit of bleak setting it s okay, most of Jarvis Deptford books are it s still a good read. [..]

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