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THE IMPERIAL ALCHEMIST

A legend buried for 2000 years. A woman compelled to uncover the truth.

210 BCE, CHINA. The most powerful emperor China has ever known is on the brink of death. In desperation, he sends his most gifted alchemist and sorcerer on a quest for the mythical elixir of life.

His fleet never returned….

NOW, world-renowned archaeologist Georgia Lee is compelled to hunt for a mysterious man who may hold the secret to the greatest discovery in human history.

Her search takes her on a thrilling journey from an ancient tomb in China, through traditional Japan, to the blistering Australian outback, and the dizzying heights of verdant mountains in tropical Taiwan. But what begins as an investigation into an archaeological riddle turns into something very sinister. Georgia starts to suspect that perhaps she is the one being hunted instead….

Meticulously researched, this is a tale interwoven with rich historical facts to recreate all the drama, intrigue and mystery of East Asian culture.

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221 BCE, China

After two centuries of war and turmoil between the seven Warring States, a man named Qin Shi Huang conquered all others and unified China for the very first time. The new Chinese empire was born, and this man proclaimed himself as its First Emperor.

Keen to prolong his reign, Emperor Qin made many attempts at acquiring the elixir of life; of which the most well-known is the voyage of Hsu Fu. In 210 BCE, Hsu Fu was sent to sail east with a fleet carrying hundreds of young men and women, in search of the mystical Penglai Mountain: the fabled home of the Eight Immortals.

They never returned.

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The Author

THE AUTHOR - A.H. Wang

A.H. Wang is a contemporary visual artist and author with a deep fascination for ancient history and a passion for adventure. Born in Taiwan and raised in Australia, her travels have taken her across five continents and dozens of countries. Throughout her journey, she became fascinated by the local cultures and the lore of ancient civilisations.

As well as making art and writing, you will find her deeply involved with her meditation practice. In a previous life, she was also a scientist, an engineer, a holistic counsellor and a Reiki Master. She now lives in Taipei, Taiwan with her husband.

You can find out about her art practice at www.anniewangartist.com

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ORACLE BONES

Used for divination during the Shang Dynasty (circa 1000 BCE), the oracle bones were a crucial part of an ancient pyromancy ritual. Anointed with blood, esoteric glyphs were carved onto the surface of a turtle shell or ox bone. Then, it was burned in fire until it cracked, and the Diviner would read the fractured lines to interpret the answer from the gods.

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