(From the publisher):
Constantinople, 672 AD. Ex-concubine Anna makes a living manufacturing perfume and attempts to raise her daughter well, while trying to keep it secret that Theodosia is really a prince's daughter. But as an Arab invasion threatens and Kallinikos—an alchemist working on a secret weapon to use in the siege—comes into their lives, her daughter's secret is forced into the open.
Original title: Alchemy of Fire
Genre: Fiction→ Historical→ Ancient World (Greece, Rome, etc)
Fiction→ Romance→ Historical