Description Review: The Tower’s Alchemist (The Gray Tower Trilogy #1) by Alesha Escobar

Wizard Vs. Nazi Warlock Vampires.

It’s a very different World War II.

The Nazis have unleashed occult forces throughout Europe and the Allies are forced to recruit and employ wizards to counter their attacks. Among them is the battle weary spy, Isabella George, a Gray Tower dropout trained in Alchemy. Longing for retirement and a life of peace, she accepts one final job-extract a deadly warlock from Nazi occupied France and prevent him from unleashing an alchemical weapon that will devour the continent.

But France is crawling with the Cruenti, vampiric warlocks who feed off other wizards. When things don’t go according to plan, one Cruenti sets his deadly eyes on her.

Betrayal is everywhere. Even some of her closest allies cannot be fully trusted. Worse still, she finds, she can’t even trust herself. She becomes a woman torn between her charismatic spy lover who offers her what she desires most, and one of her closest confidants, whose soft seductive eyes hold deadly secrets about her past, and the Gray Tower itself.

Plans within plans. Plots versus counter plots. Heists gone wrong, sword-wielding Catholic priests, and the greatest manipulation of history that has ever been seen, is just a taste of what Isabella George is in for, in her final mission.


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I just think this sounds so interesting. I’ve some books take twists on WWI and WWII with vampires, etc in the past, and it honestly hasn’t done much for me. But here I’m really curious. Vampire Warlocks just sounds like so much fun, and I like the sounds of Isabella. I’m curious about what the Gray Tower is and how one can dropout from it, but apparently it deals in Alchemy, which is always a fun topic.

There’s just enough hint at the love triangle to make it clear that this is going to have some romance mixed in with the action. Given that it’s mentioned right after questions about who she can trust just makes me all the more interested.

I’m not often drawn to spy-like books, but this has all the makings of something I could really get into.

It’s a nice description—key points for me are 1) this is going to be unique; 2) this is is going to have some interesting plot working going on. Two of my favorite things! I’ve grabbed a copy today and added it to my TBR. Hopefully you’ll see a book review coming soon!


Posted on September 3, 2014, in Description Reviews, Fantasy and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.

  1. Thanks so much for picking up a copy, and I hope you enjoy!

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