An Alchemist Sets Out (Wands & Vials Book 1) by R. Kain
Alchemy has declined in the last few centuries in the world of Trimagus, where mystic creatures, magic using humans, and monster lived in conflict and calm. Kowler Freslight is a young alchemist with a sylphid named Aeria at his service, attending Amadeus Magica academy. In a place where highborn magi, witches, and wizards reign supreme, his best and possibly only friend is cherry-haired witch with no magical roots and an affinity towards fire named Alice Pyralis.
What starts as an ordinary day of being pestered for an illegal love potion ends with the alchemist doing what he has to in order to ensure the safety of his friend. If that meant breaking the rules, facing down magic-resistant trolls, and being expelled, so be it. Some things are worth the cost.
Genre: Fantasy, Young Adult