The Alchemists' Council


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ECW Press
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5.0 X 7.7 X 1.2 inches | 0.01 pounds
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About the Author

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 undertook a postdoctoral fellowship involving work with medieval alchemical manuscripts at the British Library. In addition to articles on mysticism and alchemy, many of her award-winning academic publications over the past decade have been in the area of television studies. She is the co-editor of the academic book Reading Joss Whedon (Syracuse University Press, 2014); her fiction includes The Elijah Tree (Rebel Satori, 2009). She lives in British Columbia.


"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

"An intelligently written, character-driven fantasy novel . . . The Alchemists' Council by Cynthea Masson definitely merits a gold seal of approval." --

"Masson's prose is dense with details and striking imagery, and her characters are compelling." -- Jana Nyman, Fantasy Literature Blog

"I knew that when I reached the end of the book I would be sad . . . sad that I would have to wait for the next installment! . . . Thank you Cynthea Masson for blowing my mind!" -- Lost in the Rain blog

"The Alchemists' Council excels with a beautifully crafted and alluring world." -- Broken Pencil