The Alchemist's Box (The Merchant Blades Book 1)
By Alex Avrio
Five years ago she would have run him though with her saber. Now she must trust Kapitan Maximillian Jaeger, enemy in the recent bitter war, with her life. The mercenaries simple job: to retrieve the mysterious Alchemist’s Box from the neighboring Duchy of Pella. But in Pella, a curse of a thousand years has resurfaced. Can Regina and Jaeger put the war behind them and work together to save everyone in the Duchy before it’s too late?
When Captain Regina Fitzwaters’ misguided scheme to leave the tough life of a mercenary behind her backfires, the underworld bosses of Border Town offer her a way out: Bring them the mysterious Alchemist’s box from the neighboring Duchy of Pella.
The catch? She must work with Maximillian Jaeger, a former enemy in the recent bitter war. Five years ago she would have run him though with her saber without a thought. Now she must trust him with her life. Regina embarks on one simple job to save her reputation.
But in Pella, a curse of a thousand years has resurfaced.
Where are all the court dignitaries? What does the Alchemist’s box contain that is worth killing, or dying, for?
Can Regina and Jaeger put the war behind them and work together to save everyone in the Duchy before it’s too late?
In the first book of the Merchant Blades series, come on an amazing adventure, battling through snow-covered mountains and across deserts and into pyramids, with sword fights, giant snakes, and the Queen of the Night!
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