The Accidental Alchemist Series
Love that Gargoyle!
I actually started this series by listening to book 4; The Alchemist’s Illusion. I then went back and started in on the first 3.
I’ve read urban fantasy off and on for years and have heard about Nicholas Flammel in a variety of places (Harry Potter?). Gigi Pandian’s work focuses on an alchemist who has found a home in Portland, Oregon after many years on the road in her pick up truck and Airstream trailer.
I have to tell you that it was the gargoyle, Dorian, who really caught my attention – even though I did like the main character.
I should also tell you that I, too, have a gargoyle in residence. However, mine doesn’t converse, cook or scamper about (that I know of) at odd times of the day or night.
The first three books in the series explain a lot about alchemy, history and the intricacies of vegan food. I know it isn’t to everyone’s taste, but there is nothing that says you can’t give it a try. The resolution to Dorian’s situation comes in book 3, but his story continues.
The reader does an amazing job and really helped me get into the stories. I enjoy all the characters – and each is well defined and presented. Portland, Oregon is becoming a character in itself.
If you are inclined, check out Gigi Pandian’s website HERE