Diary of an Aspiring Alchemist captures the story of William Sand, a 20-year-old college student who joins a mysterious society of modern-day alchemists called the Order of the Silver Star. Unfortunately for William, he soon finds himself drawn into a deep web of secrets and lies that will challenge his darkest impulses. This story is told in first person, and will be released as unedited "real time" journal entries. The narrative of William Sand is one of many such stories in an expansive setting I designed over many years. Sand's tale is crucial to the events that take place on the cusp of a brewing war--a Violet War. A war between those who can wield magic, and those who don't. Join William as he is quickly forced to choose between unlocking the secrets of alchemy and his own sense of virtue. Trigger Warning: This book explores adult themes, but does not include rape. Cover and more details about the Violet War coming soon! For more about me and my work, you can visit http://www.booksofm.com.