The Flaw in the Stone
The Alchemists' Council, Book 2
by Cynthea Masson
Pub Date 13 Mar 2018
Move back through time into the alluring worlds of the Alchemists’ Council
The anticipated second book in Cynthea Masson’s series takes readers to Flaw Dimension, centuries before the events of book one. Rebel scribe Genevre, exploring secreted libraries with Dragonsblood pulsing through her young veins, accidentally discovers a 5th-Council manuscript with a long-forgotten alchemical formula whose implications could permanently transform both the Alchemists’ Council and the Rebel Branch.
A revolution looms as High Azoth Dracaen strengthens the power of the Rebel Branch, Cedar and Saule take treacherous steps against fellow alchemists, and the unprecedented mutual conjunction of Ilex and Melia changes the fate of all dimensions. With insurgents gathering, Ilex and Melia’s attempt to open a forbidden breach through time could bring salvation — or total destruction — to the elemental balance of the world.
The battle over free will for all of humanity continues in The Flaw in the Stone, the remarkable second instalment of this epic fantasy trilogy.
Praise for The Alchemists' Council (Book 1):
“Masson has a lyrical writing style that echoes some of the English romantics’ focus on beauty and nature. She excels at propelling the story forward with complex characters.” — Publishers Weekly
“Masson uses her academic expertise in medieval manuscripts to create a convincing fantastical world in which the disappearance of bees from alchemical texts threatens ecological sustainability.” — The Bull Calf
“The Alchemists' Council excels with a beautifully crafted and alluring world.” — Broken Pencil
”Cynthea Masson has crafted a sophisticated fantasy realm that intersects our own. Her multi-dimensional characters and skillfully woven plot will keep readers guessing about allegiance and motivation, even among the story's protagonists.” — Scene Magazine