It started innocently enough. I got an advance review copy of Cynthea Masson’s The Alchemists’ Council at the 2015 World Fantasy Convention. I read it. I enjoyed it. I found the author on Twitter and told her so.
Then I bought the novel. Twice, in fact, both the ebook and the paperback.
As I read it while working the night shift, I found myself taking notes. These notes became an unfinished commentary, a Rebel Branch Initiate’s Guide.
I intend to finish the RBIG for The Alchemists’ Council, so that I can move on to Professor Masson’s next novel, The Flaw in the Stone. No doubt that will get a RBIG as well.