A Rarer Gift Than Gold

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Lucy Branch

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A Rarer Gift Than Gold is about Abigail Argent whose craft skills pique the interest of one of the world’s oldest secret societies. Set in contemporary times, this series is about the evolution of Argent's alchemical ability when she's forced to fight for her life.



Short Summary

Abigail Argent is a skilled patineur, someone who colours sculpture. She is also allergic to metal. To hide her skin complaint, she always wears gloves. The story starts at university, just before the start of her final exams, where she is locked into a library and discovers a book about alchemy.


London, Venice, Florence, Italian Countryside

Based on a True Story


Plot - Premise

Overcoming Monster/Villain

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Mature Audience Themes

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Main Character Details

Name: Abigail Argent

Age: 22

Gender: Female

Role: Antagonist

Key Traits: Decisive, Extraordinary Powers and Abilities, Beautiful

Additional Character Details

Name: Terry

Age: 50

Gender: Male

Role: Mentor

Key Traits: Aggressive, Badass, Charming

Additional Character Details

Name: Therese

Age: 30

Gender: Female

Role: Emotional

Key Traits: Beautiful, Aspiring, Educated, Engaging

Additional Character Details

Name: Pierro

Age: 40

Gender: Male

Role: Protagonist

Key Traits: Charming, Criminal, Aggressive, Badass

About The Author

Target Audiences

Age: 35-54

Target Gender: Universal

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Publishing Details

Status: Yes: self-published

Year Published: 2015

Hard Copy Available



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