Scene is laid in France during the latter part of the Thirty years' war--the time of Richelieu, of Mazarin and Anne of Austria. The hero is the orphan son of a Scotch officer in the French army. Follows "The Lion of the North."
Since releasing his first book in February 2015, Matt Ryan has published ten books, including the bestselling Preston Six series. His fans were thrilled when he announced his second series, the Alchemist Academy, which takes place in the same world. Today Ryan reveals why he created such an unique magic system for this series, why the teachers at the Academy are so ruthless and how Allie's character came to be.