Is your soul worth its weight in gold?
California, 1849. Barton Saunders and his best friend Lewis arrive in Sacramento drunk with dreams of fortune. When a mysterious gold panner leads them to his secret creek, their dream of richness becomes closer than ever. But those murky waters carry not only gold but madness, heartache, and disease.
The call of the Gold Rush is strong. No hostile land or deadly sacrifice will stop Barton from becoming the man he always wanted to be. Not even the ancient darkness lurking in the shadows of the West.
Will Barton escape the goldfields before his heart drowns forever in them?
Gothic horror meets the Old West in a tale of obsession, magic, and revenge. If you like Edgar Allan Poe's The Cask of Amontillado and Stephen King's Wizard and Glass, you'll love American Alchemy: Gold.