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About the Author: Kai Meyer

With millions of books sold worldwide, Kai Meyer is one of Germany's most successful authors. His novels have been translated into 27 languages including English, Spanish, French, Italian, Japanese, Russian and Chinese.

Kai Meyer was born in 1969 in northern Germany. He began college at the University of Bochum, Germany, where he studied film, theatre, and philosophy. After a year, he dropped out to work for a newspaper as a trainee journalist, followed by two years as a staff journalist.

Kai wrote his first novel in his early 20s, and it was published when he was just 24 years old. He has been a full-time novelist since 1995. To date, Kai has written nearly 50 books – some for adults, some for teenagers. Kai’s books are mostly historical with strong fantastical overtones. There are over 1.5 million Kai Meyer books in print in Germany, and he is quickly gaining popularity in other countries as well: THE WATER MIRROR went into its third US printing before it was even delivered to bookstores, and his young adult dark fantasy series SIEBEN SIEGEL is a substantial hit in Japan. The British edition of THE FLOWING QUEEN / THE WATER MIRROR won the 2007 Marsh Award for Best Children´s Book in Translation.

In 2007 his historical novel DAS GELÃœBDE (The Vow) was turned into a movie by celebrated German director Dominik Graf. SIEBEN SIEGEL is set to be filmed in 2008, other books are optioned.

Kai has also written screenplays, two of which have been made into TV movies. He is the author of a hardcover comic book, PANDORAMICUM, and is one of the creators of the fantasy role-playing game ENGEL (US edition by White Wolf).

Kai Meyer lives in Westphalia near the Rhine in Germany.

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ISBN10: 2253119857 | ISBN13: 9782253119852

Page count: 625

Fin du XIXe siecle.
Aura Institoris a grandi dans le labyrinthe de couloirs obscurs du chateau de ses ancetres, bati sur un recif de la Baltique. Lorsque son pere, l alchimiste Nestor Nepomuk Institoris, est assassine sur l ordre de son plus vieux rival, la jeune fille se trouve entrainee malgre elle au c ur d un conflit dont les racines remontent au Moyen age.
Aux cotes de son frere adoptif, elle decide d affronter le meurtrier de son pere. S initiant a son tour aux terribles secrets de l alchimie, elle va braver les intrigues et les dangers, et partir sur la piste du plus grand mystere de l humanite: l immortalite

Best-seller en Allemagne, La Fille de l alchimiste a ete traduit dans une dizaine de langues."

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