“The Alchemist” By H.P. Lovecraft Review

The story is recounted by the protagonist, Count Antoine de C, in the first person. Hundreds of years ago, Antoine’s noble ancestor was responsible for the death of a dark wizard, Michel Mauvais. The wizard’s son, Charles le Sorcier, swore revenge on not only him but all his descendants, cursing them to die on reaching the age of 32.

This one is pretty one to read and its kind of okay to read It isn’t the best nor the worst so i’ll pass it. 

This short story has a creepy castle mixed with a perfect and creepy setting and who doesn’t love these two things mixed together? 

The atmosphere is very good in this one very creepy and eerie and that’s how I like the atmosphere in a book to be. However this short story wasn’t scary so don’t expect that in this short story.

The writing style was pretty good but it cold have been much better than it actually was because there were some holes in the writing and there were times where the writing style went for a walk down the hill.

The plot wasn’t the greatest I’ve read, but so far in the top 10 stories I’ve read from H.P Lovecraft.

I give this short story 3 / 5

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