Taken from her home to be apprenticed to the world's greatest alchemist, Jenny Swift enters a world different from anything she could have imagined. Frightened and friendless, she has only her courage, intelligence and talents she doesn't realise she possesses to help her survive the nightmare world of murder, intrigue and betrayal. Jenny finds that to save her world she must first save herself. More
An enchanting and gripping adventure with characters you'll never forget. Jenny Swift, a young teenager, is taken against her will to become the apprentice of a famous alchemist. What awaits her is a strange world of plotting, murder, robbery,and betrayal. But she also finds friendship, courage and abilities within her she never dreamed she possessed.
Jenny’s mother was a healer from the East who has taught her well and from whom she inherits her exotic looks. But this difference means that she faces suspicion and distrust as she is unwittingly drawn into a plot to throw the world into chaos.
Brimstone is a compelling adventure story crafted around mystery and danger. With its indomitable, talented heroine, courageous and steadfast heroes and treacherous, merciless villains, it's a book readers will find hard to put down until the very last page has been turned.
The first book in the Earth, Air, Fire and Water series.
For young adult readers, and adults.
Brimstone's uniqueness comes from combining the very best fantasy elements with relateable real-life issues; including racism, poverty, alternate culture, friendship, and most poigniently, the loss and duty of growing up...
This was a book that left me constantly wanting more!
Elly Pugh, 5 star review The Book Depository
Perfect for the young adult audience for which it is written.
Ngaire Atmore, NZ Herlad on Sunday
I enjoyed Brimstone very much, right from page one I was hooked and Mr.Skinner's writing skills managed to keep my interest, and the moments I was unable to read, I was thinking about it.
Tanya, Independent Book Reviews
Exceptional youth adventure and translates into adult reading simply because it is so well written, plot is excellent, character development is excellent, twists and turns are good. Want to read more from this author.
G Lasley, reader review
All I can say is what a fantastic book!
Rebecca Fraser, reader
All in all, I give Alan Skinner’s Brimstone 5 out of 5. Well done. I hope to see more books like this in the future!
Daniel Fletcher, reader
Alan Skinner has realised the need for new genre. Brilliant!!
Ammara Akram, reader
Gripping, absorbing and unique; Brimstone had me hooked ...
Roshini Bhudia, reader
Brimstone is in many ways the quintessential adventure book; danger, mystery and magic being the key ingredients.
Maxine Hunt, reader
A wonderfully refreshing and original read ... Right from the first page I have been engrossed in Brimstone.
Hayley Sellick, reader
Wow! ... I will definitely be reccomending this book to every one I meet, but they'll have to get their own because this one is mine, to read again and again.
Emma Hawkins, reader
Gripping. Enchanting. Unique.
Sophie Kean, reviewer, Goo dreads