Sorcery of Thorns (Paperback)
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Sorcery of Thorns (Paperback)

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Paperback 480 Pages / Published: 23/07/2020
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A bewitching slice of alchemical fantasy steeped in sorcery and dark magic, Rogerson’s addictive novel is a sly, playful and gloriously gothic YA adventure. Centred on a dangerous grimoire and an age-old conspiracy, Sorcery of Thorns pulsates with excitement and energy.

All sorcerers are evil. Elisabeth has known that as long as she has known anything. Raised as a foundling in one of Austermeer's Great Libraries, Elisabeth has grown up among the tools of sorcery-magical grimoires that whisper on shelves and rattle beneath iron chains. If provoked, they transform into grotesque monsters of ink and leather.

Then an act of sabotage releases the library's most dangerous grimoire, and Elisabeth is implicated in the crime. With no one to turn to but her sworn enemy, the sorcerer Nathaniel Thorn, and his mysterious demonic servant, she finds herself entangled in a centuries-old conspiracy. Not only could the Great Libraries go up in flames, but the world along with them.

As her alliance with Nathaniel grows stronger, Elisabeth starts to question everything she's been taught-about sorcerers, about the libraries she loves, even about herself. For Elisabeth has a power she has never guessed, and a future she could never have imagined.

Publisher: Simon & Schuster
ISBN: 9781481497626
Number of pages: 480
Weight: 372 g
Dimensions: 210 x 140 x 28 mm
Edition: Reprint


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'If you are looking for magic you will find it inside this book. Sorcery of Thorns is a bewitching gem, full of slow burning romance, loyal friendships, and extraordinary world building. I absolutely loved every moment of this story.' - Stephanie Garber, #1 New York Times bestselling author of the Caraval series.

'If you loved the Hogwarts Library, or the Great Library of the Clayr, you'll be right at home at Summershall. Tightly paced, hugely atmospheric, with a touch of wry humor, this book had me from its Gothic beginning right to the perfect end.' - Katherine Arden, author of The Bear and the Nightingale

'Brimming with twisty enchantment, Sorcery of Thorns is Margaret Rogerson at her most playfully addictive. The heir apparent to Diana Wynne Jones, no one can match her dark whimsy or joyous magic. This book is sheer delight.' - Jessica Cluess, author of the Kingdom on Fire trilogy

'Like the grimoires that fill its pages, Sorcery of Thorns lives, breathes, and beckons you closer with each enchanting word. This is classic fantasy at its very best.' - Julie C. Dao, author of Forest of a Thousand Lanterns

'An enthralling adventure replete with spellbinding characters, a slow-burning love story, and a world worth staying lost in.' - Kirkus Reviews, starred review

'Rogerson proves herself a worthy successor to Diana Wynne Jones in this moody, atmospheric, and lively classic fantasy...This enchanting story is sure to appeal to teen readers eager for more of the world-building, fierce friendships, and feminist heroines of Robin LaFevers and Naomi Novik.' - School Library Journal

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Shaunna McLaren

“Perfectly whimsical fantasy”

Sorcery of Thorns has been on my radar for a while. Initially, when I read the synopsis, I wasn’t entirely fussed about picking it up. However, after seeing a lot of positive reviews, and after seeing the beautiful... More

Hardback edition
1 similar book recommended
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“Perfect for fantasy-loving bookworms!”

The one thing I immediately think of when starting this review, is the world-building. I liked the way it was done since you aren't thrown into the whole thing and "figure it out" or "here's... More

Hardback edition
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Laura at Harrogate

“Enjoyable, but a little frustrating at times”

This was such a good premise for a book, but I found that the execution let it down on occasion. It tells the story of Elisabeth Scrivener who was brought up in the Great Library at Summershall amongst the grimoires.... More

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