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The Alchemists' Council by Cynthea Masson
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it was amazing

The smell of libraries and old manuscripts permeates this novel. I enjoyed this intriguing fantasy, the first in a trilogy. The complexities of the Alchemists’ Council are challenging at first, but as you move through the novel, the reasons for that complexity become clear. Jaden is an appealing protagonist. The scene in Quindao really hooked me, and the twists and turns made for a fascinating ending. I really did not see all of them coming.

As a serious examination of the role of free will, it reminded me of Milton. It is a fantasy set in other dimensions than ours, yet it is inherently about our world, about how to decide who to trust in a rigid hierarchy and about our propensity for environmental destruction.
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Reading Progress

May 7, 2016 – Started Reading
May 10, 2016 – Finished Reading
May 11, 2016 – Shelved
May 11, 2016 – Shelved as: to-read

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