The Flaw in the Stone: The Alchemists’ Council, Book 2

March 13, 2018|
The Flaw in the Stone: The Alchemists’ Council, Book 2 by Cynthea Masson
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  • This prequel transports readers back through time into the deepest archives and hidden motivations of the Rebel Branch.
  • Timely subject matter includes gender fluidity, rebellion, and reproductive technology/rights. Themes of free will, choice, and the inherent abuses of power reflect the political dynamic we currently see in our world.
  • Author has a PhD in late-medieval alchemy, and translates her expertise into genre fiction that can be enjoyed by readers with no knowledge of the subject. Fortunately, given her last name, the book appears on fantasy shelves beside George RR Martin’s A Song of Ice and Fire series.
  • The first book in the series, The Alchemists’ Council, has been optioned a television series.

Publishing Diverse Voices

  • Content: LGBTQIA+ representation in the main cast, gender fluidity


  • Fans of Game of Thrones and other popular genre fiction
  • Crossover appeal to YA audience
  • Given its thematic complexity in the areas of alchemy, philosophy, and environmentalism, the book will appeal to professors
  • Readers of the first book in the series
Cynthea Masson is a professor in the English department at Vancouver Island University. After completing a Ph.D. in English with a focus on medieval mysticism, she was awarded a postdoctoral fellowship, which included work with alchemical manuscripts at the British Library. Her award-winning academic work includes the co-edited book Re...
Title:The Flaw in the Stone: The Alchemists’ Council, Book 2
Product dimensions:416 pages, 7.75 X 5 X 0.94 in
Shipping dimensions:416 pages, 7.75 X 5 X 0.94 in
Published:March 13, 2018
Publisher:ECW Press
ISBN - 13:9781770412743

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