Hi all! We are excited to be joining TBR & Beyond Book Tours to celebrate the release of A Golden Fury by Samantha Cohoe. This book looks SO DANG GOOD. I know we’ve talked about wheelhouses over here before — or basically words on book summaries that make books instant buys — and this one checks a TON of my boxes. London? Check. Magic? Check. Alchemy? Check. GIVE. IT. TO. ME. NOW.
I’ve been meaning to dig in to this one since it came out, but the 2020 Book Slump remains exceedingly real, and as we get closer to the election in the US, my focus is shot. Anyone else out there suffering like this?! I can barely remember the last time I was able to focus on more than a chapter at a time and it’s driving me NUTS.
Anyway, happy book release to Samantha — I cannot wait to dig into this gorgeous book. If anyone has read it, comment below and let me know how much you loved it!
Don’t forget to go check out the rest of the posts on the tour at TBR & Beyond Book Tours where you’ll find author interviews, reviews, and lots more fun information.
About the BookA Golden Fury by Samantha Cohoe
Published by Wednesday Books on October 13, 2020
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.
About the Author
Samantha Cohoe 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 attended Thomas Aquinas College, a Great Books college in California, and graduated with a BA in liberal arts. After studying Philosophical Theology at Yale Divinity School, she decided academia wasn’t for her.
In the midst of marriage, child-bearing, and the identity crisis that followed, she rediscovered her early love of writing and adverbs. In 2011, she moved with her family to Denver, where she currently divides her time between teaching Latin, mothering, writing, reading, and deleting adverbs.