The Wondrous Apothecary
Something new! I have a beginning, middle and end of my seventh novel, but much editing lies ahead. A publication date isn't set yet.
The first chapter of the novel is posted here and I hope to get your reactions, especially if they'll encourage me on to the next stage!
If you like the writing, why not check out my six novels while waiting for the publication date.
The Osgoode Trilogy [Conduct in Question, Final Paradox and A Trial of One] and
The Trilogy of Remembrance, [The Drawing Lesson, The Fate of Pryde and Night Crossing]
What is The Wondrous Apothecary about?
You, Rinaldo, are a famous conceptual artist remanded by the judge to a mental hospital to assess if you are fit to stand trial on trumped up criminal charges. On your arrival, you see patients, in great pain, from decades back whom no one else can see. How can these visions appear?
You are obsessed with collaborating with the renowned landscape artist, Alexander Wainwright. Although both of you are diametrically opposed in your art and your world views, there is an elusive bond between you as powerful as a magnetic force of absolute attraction and repulsion. Both of you wonder if you trust each other enough to form a shared vision and to collaborate?
Follow the paths of these two artists in a suspenseful tale of art, passion and liberation. First they'll take you to the inspiring art of our ancestors buried deep in the Chauvet caves of France.
Cast a suspicious eye about this mental hospital where medical experimentation was performed years ago and perhaps secretly practised today. Can Alexander liberate Rinaldo?
At last you'll be taken to their holographic universe where the freedom of cutting edge art allows them to collaborate in their first magnificent creation.
Have I enticed you? Here's the first chapter. In the meantime have a look at my website and at Amazon. Love to hear from you!
- Toronto, Ontario
- JoinedDecember 18, 2010