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Welcome to my world! Hectic, eclectic, sometimes exhausting. Reading, watching or writing, I’ve always had an affinity for literature’s (and pop culture’s) tragic antiheroes and misunderstood champions, whether on TV, in the movies or in literature. (In other words, Spock, not Kirk; Han Solo, not Luke Skywalker!).
And I would also like to welcome you to the world of Gaelan Erceldoune and Simon Bell, the immortal heroes of The Apothecary's Curse. I invite you to get a sneak peek into Apothecary, and hope you add it to your "must read" list for October!
About The Apothecary’s Curse …
Coming out October 11 from Prometheus Books’ Pyr Imprint, this genre-bending historical/urban fantasy mixes alchemy and genetics as a doctor and an apothecary try to prevent a pharmaceutical company from exploiting the book that made them immortal centuries ago…
Some early praise for The Apothecary’s Curse…
"A new narrative world lovingly created with an Old World touch. . ." (Jane Espenson, Writer/Producer: Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Battlestar Galactica, Once Upon a Time)
“Myth, medicine, and immortality, braided together like the border of an illuminated manuscript.” —Doris Egan, screenwriter, novelist, and writer and co-executive producer of House
“Anne Rice meets Michael Crichton in this fever dream of a fantasy. Richly textured, terrifying, and somehow timely, Barbara Barnett’s time-jumping tale will keep readers up well past their bedtime. Highly recommended!” —Jay Bonansinga, New York Times–bestselling author of The Walking Dead: Search and Destroy and Self Storage
“Part medical drama, part thriller, and completely absorbing. Barnett explores the dark side of one of humanity’s oldest obsessions–the quest for immortality–and tells a great story about greed, unintended consequences, and ultimately love.” —John VanZile, author of The Legend of Arkatak
“An irresistible blend of fairy folklore, science, and suspense that’s sure to keep you reading late into the night.” —Shanna Swendson, author of Enchanted, Inc.
“Something for every fiction fan – sci-fi, horror, romance, and fantasy – but the story interweaves the genres so deftly that the reader is focused on the story – and what a story it is! Barbara’s gift for credible, era-specific dialogue and detail is wonderful, as is her pacing and the story’s pay-off.” Denise Dorman, WriteBrain Media.
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Blogcritics, Barbara Barnett is author of the forthcoming novel The Apothecary's Curse coming October 11 from Pyr, an imprint of Prometheus Books. She is also Publisher/Executive Editor of Blogcritics Magazine, (blogcritics.org) an online magazine of pop culture, politics and more, for which she has also contributed nearly 1,000 essays, reviews, and interviews over the past decade. She … Read More