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In her debut novel A Golden Fury, Samantha Cohoe weaves a story of magic and danger, where the curse of the Philosopher’s Stone will haunt you long after the final page.

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 a revolution looming, Thea is sent to live with the father who doesn’t know she exists. 

But 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 by Samantha Cohoe is an interesting tale. Theosebia (Thea) Hope is a very intriguing character. She is young and naive but maybe that is what the reader is supposed to like about her. Thea is on a discovery about trying to figure out who she is and what she wants to do with her life. Then she is also trying to figure out what she is willing to risk. There were times that I absolutely adored Thea and other times I really disliked her. She had times were she was very annoying.

This book draws the reader in right away. It has a strong beginning and some really good characters. As a reader, it could be hard to want to put the book down. As the story goes on, it starts to lose its fizzle. I found myself becoming bored with the story after about halfway. The first half was really strong but the second half was really lacking.

The writing is definitely beautiful and lyrical at times. I think a lot of choices were made with the writing towards the end. The book turned very melodramatic. The author just lost me. I began to not care about the plot or the characters anymore. I think the author has a lot of potential. I would probably pick up another book by her in the future.

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