Sorcery of Thorns Book Cover Sorcery of Thorns
Margaret Rogerson
Teen, Young Adult, Fantasy
Margaret K McElderry

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.

Enchanted books, mysterious sorcerers, and dangerous magic – Sorcery of Thorns is a must read!

The best part of  Sorcery of Thorns has to be all of the books in The Great Library. Each of these libraries embody a book lover’s dream. There are books that are so vain, if you don’t compliment them daily they’ll stay closed for years. Other books need to have their spine tickled. Some books want you to sing to them. Many of the enchanted books were delightful while some were absolutely wicked.

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Elisabeth is an apprentice at one of The Great Libraries. Like all apprentices, Elisabeth is an orphan. Unlike the others, she was raised within the library from infancy. The first to grow up among enchanted books, she reaches adulthood with a special affinity with books. Elisabeth doesn’t feel different from her peers, but the library life is all she’s ever known. Until she’s framed for a dark crime she didn’t commit.

Light can be found within the darkest of places.

Sorcerers are liked well enough in normal society, but are only tolerated within the libraries. Having been taught that sorcerers are evil people bound to demons, Elisabeth immediately distrusts Nathaniel. During her time with Nathaniel she begins to realize that the difference between good and bad isn’t such a stark line crossed. Sometimes breaking the rules is necessary.