I’m fascinated by The Tower’s Alchemist, the first book in The Gray Tower Trilogy by Alesha Escobar. Who would have thought to add magic to World War II?
This story follows the Isabella George, a spy who trained in the Gray Tower’s alchemy program, but dropped out. George wants to retire from her life as a spy, but has one more mission to save the Allies from dark forces. The opening scenes are riveting, and I sweat along with George as they hide from The Black Wolves.
George is a dymanic character who is good at her job, seen from her witty comments, but also has a soft side. A main character who makes me proud to be a woman, especially a woman who likes the menz.
Escobar’s well-written and edited piece relives the history of World War II from the European end with a touch of magic. Just the very idea to rework history with magic shows that Escobar is an imaginative writer and one to look out for.
I highly recommend this book.
More information about Escobar can be found here.
You can get the first book in the series here.