What’s in a Cover – Sorcery of Thorns

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.

Cover Art (left to right)

  • Original Cover
  • OwlCrate Exclusive Cover

Original Cover

I really love the original cover of this book. I don’t have a ton of green books and I think I’ve mentioned it before, but, I am having a super green year. Everything I want is green for some reason and this book is no exception. I like the metallic accents. My only critique is that the lettering of the title sort of fades into the background. I think a bolder color would have been better here.

OwlCrate Cover

The OwlCrate cover got that typography right! That gold lettering is bold and easy to see. It really pops and I love that. I also love the hue of purple chosen for this background. I think this is a nice contrast to the original and really makes this a collector’s item.

Fairy Loot Cover (not pictured)

I just watched an unboxing video on Instagram of the Fairy Loot Editon of this book. While the cover is the same, their edition has sprayed glittery-green edges! It’s so stunning. But, I’m glad I didn’t order one. I don’t need three of the same book (again, lol).

Final Thoughts

While the purple is very pretty, and I think the font color is better on the OwlCrate edition, I have to say that the original is my favorite. I just love the richness of the green and I think it suits the image better.

Tell me which you like better in the comments!

5 thoughts on “What’s in a Cover – Sorcery of Thorns

  1. Thank you! This picture was a bit of a disaster to put together. It was a billion degrees in my apartment and I was trying to put all the books away on my shelves.


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