“Samantha Cohoe’s debut is a thrilling ride… A Golden Fury grabs hold and pulls readers under its alchemic spell.”Cecelia Beckman Sheaf & Ink
I love historical fiction. There is something magical about turning the pages of a well written story that took place years ago. Feeling like you’ve been transported in time. Experiencing a past as though you are actually there.
Walking the streets of an eighteenth century French city. Your senses drinking in the vast richness of the world. Enchanted by its beauty, yet, keenly aware of the changes brewing beneath the surface. A revolution. Splash in fantasy and I’m sold!
Which is why I’m excited to spotlight Samantha Cohoe’s debut novel, A Golden Fury.
Let’s dive in:
A Golden Fury by Samantha Cohoe
Set in eighteenth century England, Samantha Cohoe’s debut novel, A GOLDEN FURY, follows a young alchemist as she tries to save the people she loves from the curse of the Philosopher’s Stone. The streets of London and
Oxford come to life as this historical fantasy unravels. Weaving together an alluring story of magic and danger, Samantha’s debut has her heroine making messy decisions as she toes the line between good and evil while it becomes blurred.
Thea Hope longs to be an alchemist out of the shadow of her famous mother. The two of them are close to creating the legendary Philosopher’s Stone—whose properties include immortality and can turn any metal into gold—but just when the promise of the Stone’s riches is in their grasp, Thea’s mother destroys the Stone in a sudden fit of violent madness.
While combing through her mother’s notes, Thea learns that there’s a curse on the Stone that causes anyone who tries to make it to lose their sanity. With the threat of the French Revolution looming, Thea is sent to Oxford for her safety, to live with the father who doesn’t know she exists.
But in Oxford, there are alchemists after the Stone who don’t believe Thea’s warning about the curse—instead, they’ll stop at nothing to steal Thea’s knowledge of how to create the Stone. But Thea can only run for so long, and soon she will have to choose: create the Stone and sacrifice her sanity, or let the people she loves die.
A GOLDEN FURY and the curse of the Philosopher’s Stone will haunt you long after the final page.
- Publication day: October 13, 2020
- Publisher: Wednesday Books St. Martin’s Publishing Group
- ISBN: 9781250220400
- Ebook ISBN: 9781250220417
- Pages: 352
- Age Group: 14+
- Hardcopy: $18.99
- Find A Golden Fury on Macmillan US
About the Author
Samantha Cohoe writes historically-inspired young adult fantasy. She was raised in San Luis Obispo, California, where she enjoyed an idyllic childhood of beach trips, omnivorous reading, and writing stories brimming with adverbs. She currently lives in Denver with her family and divides her time among teaching Latin, mothering, writing, reading, and deleting adverbs. A Golden Fury is her debut novel.
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