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Sorcery of Thorns by Margaret Rogerson

Sorcery of Thorns by Margaret Rogerson Book Review

Rating 5 Stars

Hello Bookish Friends!

I finished reading Sorcery of Thorns and oh boy do I love this book! Have you read it? Let me know what you think of this book in the comments below.

Sorcery of Thorns by Margaret Rogerson Book Review
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Synopsis

“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 the shelves and rattle beneath iron chains. If provoked, they transform into grotesque monster of ink and leather. She hopes to become a warden, charged with protecting the king from their power.

Then an act of sabotage releases the library’s most dangerous grimoire. Elisabeth’s desperate intervention implicates her in the crime, and she is torn from her home to face the justice of the capital. With no one to turn to but her sworn enemy, the sorcerer Nathaniel Thorn, an 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 so loves, even about herself. For Elisabeth has a power she has never guessed and a future she could never have imagined.”

First Impression of Sorcery of Thorns

The first thing that jumps out about this book is the descriptions. Margaret Rogerson knows how to describe a scene. There are moments in this book where I reread paragraphs because I wanted to relive it. This booked pulled me in!

Plus, the storyline is about libraries, books that come to life and magic! Elisabeth is a child of the libraries and is sent on an adventure that changes the course of her life forever.

Relationships

Nathaniel and Elisabeth are a great couple! They come from different worlds with values and future plans that could not possible intertwine. But fate has other plans. Elisabeth is in need of help and her ally is Nathaniel.

Silas is my favourite character in this book. I can not get over Silas and Nathaniels relationship! They are suppose to be enemies, a necessary evil in order for a sorcerer to access magic. The bond between Sorcerer and Demon should be a negative one but as the story unfolds, Silas’ true character is shown.

I am not here to spoil anything because I want you all to read this book and experience it for yourself!

Characters

Elisabeth Scrivener is relatable. She has a set vision for her life like we all do. She adapts to the curve balls thrown her way and she reevaluates her beliefs. Changes is inevitable and moving with the change helps us grow. I connected with Elisabeth on this one. I don’t like change at first until I realize it is necessary. Change is good.

Nathaniel Thorn is mysterious. He is an evil sorcerer from an evil family. As his past surfaces there is a lot more to his life including, tragedy, suffering and fear.

Margaret does a great job of making the character’s believable, charming and relatable. They grow and change just like we do in our reality.

If a book about a young girl finding herself, while trying to save the world, questioning her past and falling in love is up your ally, then this book is for you.

I highly recommend this book!

Happy Reading!

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