Friday, July 17, 2015

Sorcerer to the Crown


Today's post is on Sorcerer to the Crown by Zen Cho. It is the first in her Sorcerer to the Crown series. It is 384 pages long and is published by ACE.  The cover is red with the out-line of a dragon on it. The intended reader is someone who likes historical fantasy, Georgette Heyer like plots, and good writing. There is no sex, no language, and no violence in this book. The story is told from the third person close of the two main characters. There Be Spoilers Ahead.

From Goodreads- In this sparkling debut, magic and mayhem clash with the British elite…
The Royal Society of Unnatural Philosophers, one of the most respected organizations throughout all of England, has long been tasked with maintaining magic within His Majesty’s lands. But lately, the once proper institute has fallen into disgrace, naming an altogether unsuitable gentleman—a freed slave who doesn’t even have a familiar—as their Sorcerer Royal, and allowing England’s once profuse stores of magic to slowly bleed dry. At least they haven’t stooped so low as to allow women to practice what is obviously a man’s profession…
At his wit’s end, Zacharias Wythe, Sorcerer Royal of the Unnatural Philosophers and eminently proficient magician, ventures to the border of Fairyland to discover why England’s magical stocks are drying up. But when his adventure brings him in contact with a most unusual comrade, a woman with immense power and an unfathomable gift, he sets on a path which will alter the nature of sorcery in all of Britain—and the world at large…

Review- I love this book. It is so wonderful. The writing is great, the plot is interesting, and the world building is so wonderful that I just cannot express how much I loved this book. If you like Georgette Heyer than you need to read this book. Cho is a very gifted writer. I really cannot think of anything that I did not like about this book but the fact that I have no idea when the next one is going to coming out. The one thing about the blurb is that it does not introduce the other main character, Prunella Gentleman. She is really very funny and is the real mover of the book. The plot moves around her really and Zacharias just does not know what to do with her. But they have very good chemistry. I cannot wait to read the next one and I hope it comes out soon!

I give this book a Five out of Five star. I was given this book by Ace/Roc in exchange for a honest review.

1 comment:

  1. So glad you loved it! I can't wait to read it:-)