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Happy birthday. Let's go to hell. 

When nineteen-year-old Eliza enrolls in a UCLA history class—taught by handsome, enigmatic professor Oliver Crowley—she vows to solve the mystery that is her professor, which leads to a terrifying quest full of demons, homunculi, zombie gang bangers, and an obnoxious stepmother. But, can she confront the most frightening creature of all—herself?


Eliza and The Alchemist takes readers on a macabre journey from the golden age of film to gang-ridden East Los Angeles, and to the very gates of hell.


“… a mystical, madcap trek through worlds presumably real and realistically etheric. The result is an engaging saga worthy of cinematic treatment.”
--Blue Ink 


“A delightfully bizarre and rollicking supernatural comedy with colorful humans and ghastly monsters.”
--Kirkus Reviews 


“…fascinating and engaging, the product of a confident storyteller who unleashes his creative energy. It is a tale that will linger. Fans of fantasy are sure to enjoy an entertaining reading experience.”
--Vincent Dublado, Readers’ Favorite


“Carlos Lacámara took me off the grid with the most spellbinding narrative, and I look forward to reading more of his works.”
-- Alex Ndirangu, Readers’ Favorite


“Carlos Lacámara has developed an utterly charming premise for a fantasy adventure that evokes the classic romance and nostalgia adventure era, whilst offering slick modern narrative skills to tell the tale.”
-- K.C. Finn for Readers' Favorite


“Carlos Lacámara weaves an intricate web of plot threads involving many characters, who intersect like a well-thought-out jigsaw puzzle into a tale that will keep your eyes glued to every page.”
--Pikasho Deka, Readers’ Favorite

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