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Sorcery of Thorns [PDF / EPUB] Sorcery of Thorns 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—mag All sorcerers are evil Elisabeth has known that as long as she Sorcery of ePUB Ñ 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 grotesue monsters of ink and leather She hopes to become a warden charged with protecting the kingdom from their powerThen 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 themAs her alliance with Nathaniel grows stronger Elisabeth starts to uestion 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.

  • Hardcover
  • 453 pages
  • Sorcery of Thorns
  • Margaret Rogerson
  • English
  • 09 July 2016
  • 9781481497619

About the Author: Margaret Rogerson

Margaret writes fantasy for young adult readers She lives near Cincinnati Ohio Sorcery of ePUB Ñ and when she's not reading or writing she enjoys drawing watching documentaries making pudding gaming and exploring the outdoors in search of toads and mushrooms.



10 thoughts on “Sorcery of Thorns

  1. says:

    Perhaps the cruelest and kindest thing a good book does is make you believe you live inside it for the space of a few hundred pages That you are a part of something part of its world not just skating around the edges too tied up in yourself to join inand then it ends and the illusion winks out like a snuffed flame and you’re left marooned adrift your head chilled in its absenceThe real world takes a seat at the back and Rogerson’s imaginary one holds center stage Here where books are a soft warding from the beings that stalk the night and trapdoors to something beautiful and wicked that trickles beneath the surface but when damaged—even inadvertently—they mutate into ravening monsters rising up in clamorous fury  the warp spreading from the pages as sinuously as ink clouding through a glass of clean water And they're called “Malefics”The gist of the story concerns Elisabeth Scrivener who is an orphan raised in the Great library of Summershall where she learned the delicate arts of tending to books and the blunter arts of guarding them against the world and guarding the world against them Her apprenticeship as a warden was a sapling graft that barely had time to take when one night Elisabeth wakes up to find the library’s Director slain and a Malefic free to loosen its wrath on her city She takes the monster outright vicious and victorious with the strength of the Director’s sword but before she could even begin to comprehend the magnitude of what had happened Elisabeth is branded a murderer and a traitor at only a word and a whim from the library’s new Director and the charge of her punishment is given to the MagisteriumWhen the Great libraries start falling under attack dread sluices through Elisabeth and a surety rises in her lodging in her throat someone is gathering arms against the Great libraries colluding in treacheries and growing resigned to anyone believing her account Elisabeth’s darkest self rises to the challenge the heft of protecting the libraries would suit no one’s strength but hers—she who is “a true child of the library”But when secrets start melting into the dark and all the doors slam shut in Elisabeth’s face she seeks the help of Nathaniel Thorn a sorcerer whose family is dogged with rumors of necromancy and together they are soon yanked into the machinations of blood greed and power Revelations turn truths Elisabeth had known all her life into a tripwire primed to catch her off balance and danger is dragged to her feet before she even sought it Ink and parchment flowed through her veins The magic of the Great Libraries lived in her very bones They were a part of her and she a part of them Reading the first couple chapters the strength of my delight the speed with which it flowered shocked me Sorcery of Thorns burned through my initial skepticism bright as a comet in the night’s sky piercing me with vicious pleasure In Rogerson’s luscious prose Sorcery of Thorns weaves a pleasant spell indeed This is a vibrant novel and an unstintingly lush one The author spins her tale with directness and wit; I enjoyed her storytelling as one might enjoy music freely played and was left clutching at each page as it slipped between my fingersAs familiar as the novel’s template is Rogerson’s success lies in the way she infuses exhilarating new life into it through tenderly compelling characters luxurious writing and an exuisitely wrought premise It would be easy to say that it’s laden with genre tropes but the author takes several classic fantasy stances and makes them seem utterly fresh on the page and though it occasionally dips in and out of cliché the author never lets it linger there long The result is an immensely immersive novel as graceful and thoughtful as it is action packed and pulse poundingOf course no fantasy setting however much entrancing and fresh it is springs to life without strong characters to navigate it On that end Sorcery of Thorns delivers The novel’s characters are engaging and the relationships between them occupy the seething center of the sparsely ornamented stageElisabeth’s character takes on a magical aura all her own Rogerson boldly brilliantly places her protagonist at the center of a sprawling conflict and with unremittent relish she begins to undermine what Elisabeth understands about magic grimoires libraries and her role in it She challenges not only everything Elisabeth knows but everything she has come to learn and think about herself Elisabeth’s compelling blend of wide eyed vulnerability and world weary wryness anchors a deeply moving journey of self realizationElisabeth has never seen the world beyond the library where she grew up and tucked her dreams into her books for safekeeping That her suspicions are so easily allayed first strained credulity and I was often frustrated with how readily she settled into the words people dripped like sweet poison in her ear But there was an edge to her a keenness of anger and determination and it soon strikes to life like flint Elisabeth grows strong unbent scraping up all her fears and crushing them into an unlit place inside her The grimoires called to her like signal beacons burning on a vast black sky and she flung herself into the air fearless and unflinching Elisabeth will protect the libraries like a mother wolf looking out for her cub and she will not count the costAlthough the supporting cast of characters is not granted a vivacity as stark as Elisabeth’s together they made a whole like the heart of a flame Nathanial Thorn is rich handsome and beset by a tragic past Not to mention seductive toward men and women alike and blessed with a set of social graces that makes him look suave Y’knowperfect daydream fodder But Nathaniel is always alone strangely solitary in the space everyone else gives him and Elisabeth was acutely aware of the vast gulf between them his fathomless barter with his unsettlingly taciturn servant his tormented nightmares the secrets she glimpsed only uickly through the corridors of his lonesome mansion; she wanted to shatter the cold mask of stone that Nathaniel slips down over himself in her presence uncaring of how jagged and sharp he might be for her to cut herself on himI liked Nathanial's character but I was frankly far intrigued by Silas and the inscrutable turning of his thoughts like the cogs within a machine Silas is Nathanial's silver haired servant whose face was always a blank for just about any emotion one might care to project and who was a mystery the safe Elisabeth and the reader could never crack and I wanted to know if his icy exterior masks an even icier interior or if it were a veneer for what was at bottom a warm and kind hearted natureIf there’s a failing in Sorcery of Thorns it’s that the ending is rushed in the novel’s last few chapters and although a little light coruscating at the end of the tunnel is always a welcome respite the conclusion felt a little too easy too attainable which knocked down some of my satisfaction Minor uibble notwithstanding Sorcery of Thorns is a remarkable achievement and I kind of hope the author writes in this world For these were not ordinary books the libraries kept They were knowledge given life Wisdom given voice They sang when starlight streamed through the library’s windows They felt pain and suffered heartbreak Sometimes they were sinister grotesue—but so was the world outside And that made the world no less worth fighting for because wherever there was darkness there was also so much light ✨ wishlist ✨ blog ✨ twitter ✨ tumblr ✨

  2. says:

    strong start weak finish tbh

  3. says:

    I can't stop smiling Margaret blows me away every time Sorcery of Thorns is eual parts whimsical flirtatious and totally hysterical while still managing to deliver a gut punch of feels on than one occasion This story is an absolute blast to read and kept me thoroughly entertained all the way throughFirst we have Elizabeth a library apprentice of sorts She's tall fierce yet has the gentlest of hearts Time and time again she charges headfirst into danger and drags us with her and her cleverness and willpower never disappoint I'd follow her anywhere Literally Elizabeth's world is upheaved when a grimoire yep you heard me escapes the library Mind you grimoires are no ordinary books In this world they are uite alive with minds of their own and can be very dangerous Elizabeth who's well aware of this danger charges after it of course it isn't in 'book' form any and is now a rather grotesue lard of a monster to try and save her town from destruction And while she succeeds because she's a badass she's accused of treason for letting it escape in the first placeWhich means she's shipped off to who knows where now in the charge of a sorcererOnly that sorcerer is Nathaniel and he's uite literally the best But Elizabeth doesn't know that and she certainly doesn't trust him because sorcerers are evil apparently And typical Elizabeth isn't going to sit still while evil hot sorcerer dude carts her away and disposes her body Naturally she tries to escapeBut alas Sorcerer dude Nathaniel isn't going to let her get away though he'll roll his eyes a time or two because ugh she's impossible And his butler of all people seems to have spooky special powers that ensure Elizabeth fails in every attemptSo Elizabeth our strong willed heroine is stuck with hawt and untrustworthy Nathaniel and his creepy butler friend thing who clearly has powersAs usual I'm not going to spoil much but suffice it to say things don't go as planned Because don't forget Somehow that grimoire escaped And if it wasn't Elizabeth who was it? Ah There is evil afoot friends and as I'd hoped it forces Eizabeth and Nathaniel to team up and uproot it Only they may be over their heads So I leave you with this Make room in your hearts We have on our hands a new story with gorgeous prose as expected absolute hysterical banter new precious characters and a riveting hate to love ship I can't even pick what I love the most the incredible world building omg can this be a movie? or the brilliant prose Or the characters who are as real as they are fantastical And That EndThe last page I actually gasped aloud and scared my cat My Blog Instagram Twitter

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    Hi all I don’t spend much time here I view this as a place for readers not me but now that Sorcery of Thorns is appearing on people’s radars I thought it would be a good opportunity to mention a couple of thingsFirstly Sorcery is uite a different book than An Enchantment of Ravens which may be helpful for readers to know in advance Probably the best way to put it is that Enchantment is a fairy tale romance while Sorcery is an epic fantasy Sorcery does have a romance but it’s a subplot not the main focus of the story I had a ridiculous amount of fun writing it—and hope you enjoy venturing into this world’s perilous magical libraries alongside Elisabeth Scrivener Sorcery is also a standalone book completely unrelated to my previous novelSecondly I don’t believe Sorcery reuires any major content warnings but I’d like to run through a few possible triggers just in case They are as followsBody horror associated with the books turned monstersMinor brief self injury when characters draw blood for magical ritualsImpliedreferenced sexual assault not graphic nothing described on pageChildren disciplined using corporal punishment think Dickens; again not shown on pageVictorian era attitudes about mental health—hysteria etcIf you have any uestions about these or want to know about any other specific potential triggers andor page numbers feel free to reach out me and I’ll get back to you ASAP I’m going to vanish from Goodreads again after I post this so please contact me on Twitter Tumblr or via the email address listed on my website

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    She wasn’t a wielder of chains; she was a breaker of them She was the library’s will made flesh I never do this but I’m going to give you all a TL;DR for this review just in case you’re in a hurry and need me to get the point across uickly This is one of the best books I have read in my entire life and if there is any single book I could beg you to purchase this year it is Sorcery of Thorns “Knowledge always has the potential to be dangerous It is a powerful weapon than any sword or spell” After adoring Margaret’s debut An Enchantment of Ravens it felt blaringly obvious that I would love this too but I had no idea how much my love for this world this story and these characters would blow Enchantment out of the water The lore and world building are so gorgeous and intricate particularly surrounding the grimoires Books too had hearts though they were not the same as people’s and a book’s heart could be broken; she had seen it happen before Grimoires that refused to open their voices gone silent or whose ink faded and bled across the pages like tears You see you might know that this book is about books and magic and libraries but what I loved most is that there are no simple books in Sorcery Grimoires are living feeling creatures capable of good or bad kindness or scorn and most of all of being corrupted Elisabeth having grown up in a library literally is familiar than most with the grimoires and her level of respect and adoration for them made me ache As another adult who grew up with books as my closest friends I loved how easily I related to her desperate need to be surrounded by books and to take care of them After all it’s why I became a librarian too For these were not ordinary books the libraries kept They were knowledge given life Wisdom given voice Margaret’s care in crafting these grimoires is evident from the start but as the story progresses I was amazed at how important a piece of the story they became I won’t spoil anything but I will tell you that I have never in my life literally sobbed over a narrative about books in my life until this story “You belonged in the library as much as any book” Of course that’s enough about the grimoires because the primary star of the show is Elisabeth and hell she deserves an entire review dedicated solely to what an incredible hilarious witty kind lovable character she is She’s clumsy and awkward in all the best ways and she genuinely leaps right off the page with her general realness There’s a sub plot line involving her and the development of PTSD that felt so honest and authentic it broke my heart for her every time it reared its head and made me root that much harder for her successes and happiness “Are all librarians like you or is it only the feral ones who have been raised by booklice?” Sharing the spotlight is our love interest the infamous talented handsome and casually ueer sorcerer Nathaniel and his demon servantcompanion Silas either of whom I would happily protect at all costs because they are precious and not to be trifled with Okay Nathaniel could probably use a little trifling with in his life particularly because he responds with disarmingly hilarious nonchalance to every minor or major disaster Elisabeth drags him into Silas on the other hand well you’ll just have to meet him for yourself but I don’t think anyone could not love his grouchy uietly protective demonic self “It’s an honor to fight by your side Elisabeth for however long it lasts” Oh and I can’t pass up the opportunity to mention the romance It’s fairly slow burning and it forms in the most natural beautiful way I loved watching Elisabeth and Nathaniel grow to trust one another become friends and gradually recognize the fact that neither of them could fathom this adventure without the other If you all could see the number of tabs I used just on Nathaniel’s sweet admissions of affection wow I might have also tabbed every single instance in which Nathaniel called Elisabeth “you absolute menace” because if that didn’t sum up their relationship as a whole I don’t know what could have My heart is so full She felt as though she stood on a precipice and that if she leaned forward she would fall She would fall and drown with him; she would never resurface for air Beyond all of this the plot in this story is so engaging and suspenseful I’d been reading Sorcery as slowly as I could stand to because I knew I would be devastated when it ended but once I hit the last hundred pages or so I couldn’t be interrupted for anything because I simply had to know what happened next—and reader let me tell you not a single word in this story disappointed me For every expectation I had of this book Margaret surpassed it by a country mile “Of course you can stay you menace It isn’t as though I could stop you even if I wanted to And fine I’ll help you Not for any noble reason I still think it’s a lost cause We’re probably going to get ourselves killed But every man has his limits If there’s one thing I can’t do it’s stand by and watch you demolish irreplaceable antiues” As you can see from the fact that I’m forcing myself now to refrain from writing another entire page to this review about all of the things I adored in Sorcery of Thorns I cannot recommend this book highly enough It is easily my favorite read of 2019 and one of my favorite reads of all time It touched my heart in a million places and a million ways I could never have predicted and will never fully recover from frankly I can’t wait to reread it over and over again and than that I can’t wait to see what Margaret writes next All uotes come from an advance copy and may not match the final release Thank you so much to the author for providing me with this ARC in exchange for an honest review

  6. says:

    June Fairyloot Box Well here I am again with the same book 3 times BUT I'm trading in my green edition and keeping this stained Fairyloot Edition as well as the Purple Owlcrate edition So it all worked out Click the link under the picture to see the amazing goodies in this box FAIRYLOOT GOODIESJune Owlcrate Box Well I already have the book but this one has a purple cover soo keep them both D Click on link below the pic to see the goodies OWLCRATE GOODIESI made some bookmarks today This one I like okay I feel I could have made it better AND I used my new cutter so I wouldn’t get those little white parts on the bookmark and didn’t anyway because I didn’t practice 🙄I loved Enchantment of Ravens sooo much And I love this one too AND SILAS I LOVE HIM SO MUCH JUST SAYIN'Mel 🖤🐶🐺🐾

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    ARC provided by Simon Schuster in exchange for an honest review “Knowledge always has the potential to be dangerous It is a powerful weapon than any sword or spell” I don’t know about you but I feel like I’ve been looking for a story all about someone living in a library surrounded by magical books while also going on adventure after adventure for my entire life And I truly believe that not only did Margaret Rogerson give me that she is giving the YA literature community a gift from above I feel like when An Enchantment of Ravens came out most people loved it but it did seem a little bit polarizing while I liked it but I never was in love with it But Sorcery of Thorns captivated me from page one and I adored it so very much that there was never a moment that I wanted to shut this very magical book and stop readingAnd like I said above this is a story all about a girl named Elisabeth who has grown up in a library all of her life She wants to eventually be a Warden who is a person who protects the library the people and the books because some books in this world are very much alive and are capable of doing some very bad things But one night when there is an attack at the library and the surrounding town she takes it upon herself to defend the only home she has ever known Yet this act ends up making her the only suspect in the crime “Dreadful things roam the shadows while the human world sleeps” So Elisabeth gets sent away and is forced to travel alongside a nobleman and sorcerer named Nathaniel Thorn who also has a companion named Silas who happens to be a demon In this world the old royal families have all made pacts with demons to give them magical powers and these pacts are passed down from generation to generation but at a cost Also Silas is easily my favorite character in this book and I would die for him this very instant But Elisabeth Nathaniel and Silas’s paths all continue to cross while Elisabeth is trying to prove her innocence while also stumbling upon a conspiracy theory to end all other conspiracy theories about what is really happening to the libraries in this world And the adventures they go on the secrets they unfold and the discoveries they make together was nothing short of a treat to read The thing that I didn’t love about this book and the reason I am giving it four stars is because I didn’t love the very vague representation Obviously I want authors to write what they want to write and what they feel comfortable with but this was a little too subtly done for me Yes we have a main character that does express attraction to than one gender which I am always going to be living for but we get a very brushed off moment with a very minor character being on the ace spectrum Also I think another leading character could possibly also be on the ace spectrum but the representation in this book is so uiet that you are constantly left second guessing yourself while reading and it feels bad even with the excuse that this story is set in a fantasy world because the mentions are so very brief too Overall I did love this story It was so uniue and so whimsical; I couldn’t resist getting completely swept off my feet I loved all three characters and their dark backgrounds while gaining so much hope for their futures I loved the writing and all the twists and turns that this adventure packed story delivered I loved the historical setting which is very reminiscent of The Infernal Devices I loved the romance even though it was such a slow burn that I wanted to scream in the best way possible I just loved it all and I can’t wait to see what Margaret Rogerson does next Especially because this is a standalone but I could totally see in this world after that last page Blog | Instagram | Twitter | Tumblr | Youtube | Twitch The uotes above were taken from an ARC and are subject to change upon publicationContent and Trigger Warnings anxiety depiction anxiety attacks talk of loss of a loved one captivity talk of forced institutionalization and violence Buddy read with Sol Alexa Kristin Alana ❤

  8. says:

    This is the YA Fantasy about libraries and living breathing books that I didn't know I needed Fell in love within like 20 pages and then ripped through the rest Loved the characters loved the ending just loved it full stop Silas was my favorite Highly recommend

  9. says:

    PHENOMENAL Every criticism that I had with AEOR was fixed here Instalove? Nope The slowest of slow burns Flat characters? Nada All nuanced and well developed darlings Nonexistent plot? More like a compelling and magical ride I LOVED THIS Margaret Rogerson is well on her way to becoming a new favourite author of mine This was a follow up novel done RIGHT RTC

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    55 ⭐Full review on my Blog The Dacian She Wolf 🐺 “Most people grow out of fairy stories” he said “Why did you carry on believing when the rest of the world did not?”“What is the point of life if you don’t believe in anything?” she asked instead Do you want some thoughts on this book? Imma give you some thoughts on this book I loved the hell out of itIf you did not read this book I tell you to do just that ASAP because I too have been sleeping on it for far too long and now I feel bad about itThanks to one of my Goodreads friends I actually got to read it and I fell in love with it from the first chapters Like ugh the spell this book has put on me was absolutely unbelievable Too few books make me love them so briskly Let’s start with the basicsI LOVE THE COVERYou know me with my endless fascination for covers Well this one is so beautiful and so aesthetically pleasing I just couldn’t help but mention its awesomenessThen moving on to a serious topic I have to say that the world in this book is something very solid looking even though there are no elaborate passages depicting every inch of it There are details thrown in here and there that help the reader make up the world like a puzzle the final outcome being than satisfactory You only need a few names of places and a bit of history to make a world look realTo me Sorcery of Thorns gives off such Harry Potter ish vibes I couldn’t help but thoroughly enjoy There is something in its essence theme something tied to libraries and books and magic and knowledge that just appealed to me As a certified bookworm I think this shouldn’t come as a surprise but it is still nice to acknowledge it “Knowledge always has the potential to be dangerous It is a powerful weapon than any sword or spell” The fact that all those amazing bookworm ish elements get to tag along with some dark features like demon summoning just gives the whole atmosphere of the book a nice cool breeze The action itself is very good It flows and it is interesting to see how certain ideas are put into place and how are they going to turn out With magic involved one could never be careful am I right? Sorcery is unpredictable and so it makes the plot a bit complicated Which is amazing because who likes a lame plot?My favourite thing about this book though are the charactersSuch amazingly lovable characters only the devils bellow know how they can be this way I felt a deep connection to them after just a few words uttered out of their mouthsElisabeth is a total chaos but I swear I love her She is childish but in a sweet way and the fact that she is so fearless and so strong and tall just adds to the charm of her But seriously now can we talk about the fact that tall girls in books are so underappreciated like for real sisters do exist and they are some sort of goddesses too As a 5’4’’ girl all I can say that I admire tall girls from down here on the groundElisabeth you voice of tall and brave and sweet girls you are a legend And not only for that but for the open mindedness and courage you have “She now understood that the world wasn’t kind to young women especially when they behaved in ways men didn’t like and spoke truths that men weren’t ready to hear” Nathaniel is a boy to melt for He is supposed to be this fancy ass sorcerer who sacrifices virgins and drinks their blood from a golden chalice every month with full moon but in fact he is only a lonely boyHe is so damn witty and he has this air about him that makes him funny in a way that is not goofy but it’s sweet There really is something about Nathaniel that made me categorise him as swoon worthy whether if it was his smart mouth or his confidence or his loyalty or his silver streak in his black hair I don’t care He is lovableAnd also I don’t want to forget about SilasWell Silas is a demon I could die for He’s too precious And even though he really is a savage creature soulless and selfish he’s still a cute fluffy kitten I would kill for a friend like Silas I am actually super pleased with this book And honestly I wanted It is a shame that it is only a standalone because I could definitely sense some other great adventure that might’ve taken place after all the action was doneI think I might say that because I simply haven’t had enough of those amazingly lovable and adorable characters but I do want to read of them There is a certain dose of addiction that I tasted and I am not done withAll jokes aside Elisabeth Nathaniel and Silas please? It would mean the world to me thanks nattluxartBook styled

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