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Sorcery of Thorns

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Emily Ellet

14 Hours 22 Minutes

Simon & Schuster Audio

June 2019

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A New York Times bestseller!

“A bewitching gem...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…you’ll be right at home at Summershall.” —Katherine Arden, New York Times bestselling author of The Bear and the Nightingale

From the New York Times bestselling author of An Enchantment of Ravens comes an “enthralling adventure” (Kirkus Reviews, starred review) about an apprentice at a magical library who must battle a powerful sorcerer to save her kingdom.

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.

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  • Sandra A.

    4.5 stars! This is the second book for Margaret Rogerson and the second I have loved. Her characters are always whimsical, fun and quirky. I find myself falling in love with even and especially the most morally grey characters, who never pull off being too bad because they are so good. Between the fierce Elisabeth and the grimoires (books that become monsters!) and the wickedly funny sorcerer, Nathaniel Thorne, oh and wait, the quiet, gentlemanly and evil demon/servant Silas, there is no point I do not feel utterly entertained, from page 1 to the end.

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  • Kersten V.

    What a new perspective on a really captivating world building. I loved the main characters whose actions were very comprehensible. The narrator was wonderful.

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  • Amber G.

    I absolutely loved it every minute of reading and listening to this book. I never knew what to expect next. The lessons that I believe this book teaches best are 'Not everything is quite what it seems.' and 'Don't judge a book by its cover.'

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  • Katrenia Giles

    very good. will listen to it over and over again.

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