Hype Post – Sorcery of Thorns by Margaret Rogerson


**Disclaimer, I have not read Sorcery of Thorns or any spoilers about it.  The following post is pure speculation on what I think I will like and dislike about it.  I received my copy today from my Fantasy Monthly Subscription.**

Title Sorcery of Thorns

Author Margaret Rogerson

Description from Amazon

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. She hopes to become a warden, charged with protecting the kingdom 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 justice in the capital. 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.

Initial Thoughts

A book about books!  Sign me up!  This story sounded amazing and I was pretty desperate to track down an ARC before it came out (but was quite unsuccessful).  Alas, I waited to receive my copy on release day.  Now that I have a copy, I can’t wait to start reading.

Cover Art

It’s green!  I’m on a total green kick this year (I literally bought 3 green jackets in a row.)  I think it’s been my lucky color.  Therefore, I love that this cover is green.  I don’t have nearly enough green covers.

My one and only criticism of this cover is that I wish something bookish was featured.  I mean this is a story about a grimoire and a library so why is our main girl holding a sword?

Notes on the Dust Jacket

This is like the ultimate inception for a book lover like myself.  A book about books.  I can’t deal with how much I love that.

Also, I feel the need to highlight the phrase “centuries old conspiracy”.  I LOVE CONSPIRACIES.

Final Thoughts

This book will be finished by week’s end.  I guarantee it.  It sounds amazing and I am so grateful that Fantasy Monthly chose it as the June 2019 title.

7 thoughts on “Hype Post – Sorcery of Thorns by Margaret Rogerson

  1. I’m hoping I like it, as I know there’s a copy coming in a book box I’ve ordered. I love the cover and the synopsis for it sounds amazing, but I was rather underwhelmed by An Enchantment of Ravens when it came out, so I’m hoping the author’s writing has grown and improved a bit since then.

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  2. You’re not the first person to tell me that they didn’t love An Enchantment of Ravens. I haven’t read that either so I hope this one is better than the things I heard about her first book!


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