Reviews & Press

A Conspiracy of Alchemists ~ Winner of the RNA Joan Hessayon Award for best debut novel, 2013

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“The Soon to be High Priestess of Steampunk”The Independent

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“A Conspiracy of Alchemists is a superb adventure, combining the best elements of 19th century gothic fiction with contemporary Steampunk and supernatural themes.” – Forbidden Planet (2013)

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“a distinctive read, made so much better by Schwarz’s undoubted skill as a writer and story teller, creating a world of richly layered environments … I’m not really sure what else you could ask from a novel: believable characters, an engrossing plot, written by a capable author … highly enjoyable” (sci-fi-online )

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“The world itself is beautifully realised, and mixes a few well-loved steampunk staples (you can’t escape airships, for example) with some unique ideas that really bring it to life … genuine brilliance” (GeekPlanetOnline.com )