The Flaw in the Stone (The Alchemists' Council #2) Read Online Free - 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.
|Title||:||The Flaw in the Stone (The Alchemists' Council #2)|
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December 11, 2017
Thanks for the ARC!!
In so many ways, the Flaw in the Stone is unlike anything I've ever read and the author takes several risks that I think paid off. I really enjoyed it and I look forward to the third volume!
The first risk is that this book is a prequel that largely excludes Jaden the protagoni...
November 29, 2017
I was lucky to able to read an advanced copy of the novel.
This is a novel smelling of time, dusty manuscripts, bees, and amber, and it is steeped in the terminology and beliefs of medieval alchemy. It is set years before The Alchemist’s Council.
At first I was confused by the jumping around betwee...
February 12, 2018
I read this book immediately after the first in the series, The Alchemists' Council, and found it improved by having more clearly cut distinctions between the characters. There was a good deal more character depth, and individual history, and so it was easier to keep track of who's who. Some of t...
January 07, 2018
There are very few books that I've encountered that are written in such an intriguing way, the dynamics of this curious world drawing you deeper in with rich characters and overall wonderful storytelling. The Flaw in the Stone takes you on a labyrinthine adventure that you don't want to put down...
November 23, 2017
Big thank you to ECW and Cynthea Masson for the ARC of this book - I honestly don't believe I could have waited until March 2018 to read it!
Every question that I had about book one was finally answered, and I loved the way the plot was slowly unraveled. Despite the many twists and turns the plot...
December 18, 2017
I was positively thrilled to receive an ARC of The Flaw in the Stone and immensely enjoyed the reading of this book. The Flaw in the Stone is a prequel to the first novel, and as such gives us a view of the making of certain events that were referred to in The Alchemists’ Council as well as addin...
January 15, 2018
I very much enjoyed reading the ARC of The Flaw in the Stone, and am grateful to have received an advance copy. I was a bit worried at first that I would have forgotten too many of the details of the complex worlds and plot of The Alchemists’ Council, but the author gives the reader just enough r...
February 14, 2018
Wow!!! This is a thrilling continuation of "The Alchemists' Council" -- I read "Flaw" on a plane and had planned to bring book one along to re-read first, but then decided against for lack of space. Huge mistake -- I can't wait to reread them both! I was captivated learning the backstory to the p...
October 23, 2017
This book seemed to have potential at the outset. The plot started out intriguing and the use of Alchemy at a level seeming magical was an interesting variant. Unfortunately I found myself losing interest before halfway through. The world development is almost non-existent. Occasionally this can...
January 17, 2018
First of all, in order to get the full effect of this book, I strongly encourage you to read Book 1.
After the first book, I was surprised at the time shift in the second and wondered how the storyline would be able to progress without Jaden and her counterparts. What Masson has done is taken the...