Oric and the Alchemist’s Key is Book 1 in The Oric Trilogy
Lesley Wilson

*** BGS Gold Mark Awarded Book ***

Oric returns from an early-morning foraging expedition to find his home, Dunburton Manor, sacked by a band of marauders. Alchemist Deveril, Oric’s mentor and friend, lies fatally wounded. The old man thrusts a key into Oric’s hand, saying that it will unlock the secret to great wealth. Deveril also warns of terrible danger should the key fall into wrong hands.

Esica Figg, moneylender and arch villain is determined to steal the key – even if he has to kill Oric to get it. Oric escapes the burning manor and wanders the countryside until he stumbles upon Bayersby Manor, the ancestral home of Sir Edred and Lady Myferny. Together with his new friends, Ichtheus the apothecary and kitchen maid, Dian, Oric experiences many adventures, some hilarious, some life threatening. The trio is helped, but more often hindered by Sir Edred’s comical wolfhound Parzifal, and a donkey named Braccus.

The story culminates in a vicious battle when Esica Figg attempts to unseat Sir Edred.


About the author

Born in North Yorkshire, England, Lesley Wilson was inspired to write stories at an early age.

On a train journey to Italy in 1957, Lesley met a young man. A whirlwind courtship followed before he joined the British Army.

Fifteen months and hundreds of letters later, Lesley, aged seventeen, boarded a troop ship bound for Singapore, where she married the love of her life.

They now live in North Queensland and enjoy frequent visits from their two teenage grandchildren.

Lesley’s first book series is a medieval trilogy for young adults. The first installment was published in 2015 and the final installment will be published very soon.


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