Thursday, October 29, 2015


The translator Fiona Graham recently wrote a flattering review of The Alchemist's Daughter:

"Edenborg, whose doctoral thesis dealt with the history of alchemy, writes convincingly of its occult rituals. More generally, he successfully conjures up the sights, sounds and smells of late eighteenth century and early nineteenth century Europe, bringing scenes and individuals to vigorous life. This is a ripping yarn with a difference; while its premise may seem preposterous in an age when alchemy has long been discredited, it may well prompt the more melancholy reader to reflect seriously on whether the Drakenstiernas’ Manichaean view of the world we live in is really so far-fetched."

Read the whole text in the Swedish Book Review.

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