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Sorcery of Thorns

Sorcery of Thorns

Scritto da Margaret Rogerson

Narrato da Emily Ellet


Sorcery of Thorns

Scritto da Margaret Rogerson

Narrato da Emily Ellet

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4/5 (1,016 valutazioni)
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14 ore
Pubblicato:
Jun 4, 2019
ISBN:
9781508282877
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Descrizione

From the New York Times best-selling author of An Enchantment of Ravens comes an imaginative fantasy 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. 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 so could 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.

Pubblicato:
Jun 4, 2019
ISBN:
9781508282877
Formato:
Audiolibro

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Informazioni sull'autore

Margaret Rogerson is the author of the New York Times bestsellers An Enchantment of Ravens and Sorcery of Thorns. She has a bachelor’s degree in cultural anthropology from Miami University. When not reading or writing she enjoys sketching, gaming, making pudding, and watching more documentaries than is socially acceptable (according to some). She lives near Cincinnati, Ohio, beside a garden full of hummingbirds and roses. Visit her at MargaretRogerson.com.

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  • (5/5)
    This was an awesome book. I Loved everything about it.
  • (5/5)
    Loved everything about it tge characters, the plot twist and the libraries! I need a continuation of this book!
  • (5/5)
    A magical story about love, destiny and defiance leaves a reader wanting to know more
  • (5/5)
    What a beautiful book! A love story to books, magic and libraries! I kept thinking of Pagemaster (the movie from the 90s) when I read this. Highly recommend this book!
  • (4/5)
    Silas at the end reminds me of bo from Monsters Inc so “SILAS”
  • (5/5)
    This was a great book. I loved the magical library aspect. The narrator did a great job of submerging listeners into Rogerson's world of living books. The ending had me wanting more and more and I definitely see myself rereading it.
  • (3/5)
    This was definitely a YA novel that was written more for readers just out of middle grade novels. This book was cute, with a mature heroine who often found herself in trouble.
  • (5/5)
    I - AM - BROKEN ? instant 5 stars no doubt
  • (4/5)
    Very enjoyable fantasy with good world building and intriguing plot. The recording is a bit weird as there are numerous places where you can tell they re-recorded. Not bad, just noticeable.
  • (5/5)
    An absolutely wonderful book. Margaret Rogerson has become one of my favorite authors.
  • (4/5)
    It kept me interested throughout. I’d read a follow up book.
  • (4/5)
    What an amazing story. So well written. And a great performance.
  • (5/5)
    Wish there were a 2nd book but I know it’s been too long. ?
  • (5/5)
    I think the book is pretty great. Characters are very likeable and the setting is charming, especially for book lovers. At this point I've listened to the whole thing twice.

    There were certain things that could've been improved. I feel like the beginning, where we get to meet Elisabeth in her daily life, is somewhat disconnected from the rest of the story. The same goes for the people from that introduction. But I guess it's fine to let it slide as that wasn't the focus. I'm not too sure about the ending but that's a matter of personal preference.

    It is nice to see the improvement from "An Enchantment of Ravens," which does read like a debut novel as it lacks certain coherency. "Sorcery of Thorns" on the other hand it a strong standalone, wielding setups and payoffs with ease. I can see how both books were written by the same author and I'm looking forward to her future works.

  • (5/5)
    Absolutely loved this book. Top book I’ve ever read. The writing style is beautiful, story pulls you in. If you haven’t read Enchantment of Ravens, do it now. Another beautifully written story.
  • (5/5)
    I loved every second of this book! The narrator was great too!
  • (5/5)
    This audiobook was amazing! I loved listening to it! The narrator did a great job in making the story come alive! I highly recommend this!
  • (4/5)
    I feel like this book didn’t live up to the hype it got honestly.
  • (5/5)
    Absolutely beautifully narrated audiobook.

    The story was so wonderful and kept me on the edge of my seat at the end
  • (3/5)
    This book was okay. I think the main reason I didn’t love it was the audiobook. I found it hard to keep track of who was who. This had a strong start but let me know in the ending. It moved much faster than I could have wanted.
  • (5/5)
    I absolutely loved this book. The writing was on point and characters were believable. There aren’t many books that I can say that I fell in love with everyone of the main characters. Never a dull moment for Elisabeth.
  • (4/5)
    I liked the premise and the characters were built up pretty well. I liked Silas and Nathaniel more than Elizabeth. I found the writing a little irritating. Someone was "shaken until their teeth rattled" at least 3 times.
  • (3/5)
    To be more exact, my rating would be 3.8 stars
  • (4/5)
    A book about libraries that house magical grimoires that have a tendency to turn into demonic beasts and the librarians who care for them? Sign me up!! Sorcery of Thorns by Margaret Rogerson is a fun YA adventure story where an apprentice librarian faces down a threat to the Great Libraries. Found as an orphan, Elisabeth Scriviner has lived her whole life in the Great Library of Summershall. Currently an apprentice librarian Elisabeth dreams of becoming a Warden, a type of librarian trained to battle grimoires that have turned into Maleficts and protect the kingdom against sorcery. An act of sabotage releases the Library's most dangerous grimoire. Finding the library's Director dead and the Malefict heading to a nearby village, Elisabeth tracks down and faces the monster. Yet her one act of bravery ends up implicating her in the crime instead of bringing her praise. Suddenly Elisabeth finds herself in the middle of a centuries-old conspiracy and her only ally is... the sorcerer Nathaniel Thorn.The story is told entirely from Elisabeth's point of view. She is a likeable heroine who stumbles a bit in the beginning and grows into to being fairly capable with the help of her friends. Having grown up in the Library she's rather naive and has been taught to be prejudiced against sorcery and, by extension, sorcerers. Naturally this sets up the relationship with Nathanial to be in the vein of Beauty and the Beast as they learn about each other and Elisabeth realizes just how wrong many of the things she was taught are. On the flip side, Nathaniel is And yes there is a romance, though it is a very slow burn sub-plot.Easily my favorite thing about the book is the world. I absolutely love the idea of libraries as dangerous places that house living books. Each book had its own personality and is rated on a scale for how dangerous the spells are it contains. What else is interesting is that the sorcery in the world isn't natural, as in a person isn't born with it. It is granted by summoning and making a deal with a demon, typically at a fairly high cost. The demon then remains as a servant to the sorcerer, though don't let that fool you. Each demon will turn on their master given the opportunity.Which brings us to Nathanial and his demon Silas. Nathaniel is an incredibly talented sorcerer from a very old family of necromancers. He serves as a fun foil to Elisabeth and I enjoyed their bantering dialog. That said, Silas completely stole the show for me. Talk about an interesting character! Morally ambiguous and doesn't pretend to be anything other than he is. He constantly warns Elisabeth about his nature, which she continuously chose to ignore, though in the end he seemingly performs a selfless act. I think I could use a whole story with Silas as the main character.It took about half the book before I was fully hooked. Then it was a rush to the end to see how everything would turn out. Even though there are many common YA fantasy tropes, I quite enjoyed it. It's a standalone novel with an easy hook should the author wish to write more in this world some day.
  • (3/5)
    There are things I liked about this. Much of the story takes place in libraries, and Elisabeth has a special connection to them (The whole idea of growing up in a library is appealing). I enjoyed Elisabeth’s interactions with the other characters -- or, more accurately, their interactions with her.But the pacing was odd, some of the worldbuilding could have been explored more satisfactorily, and I was largely indifferent to the action sequences. I don’t know if this is due to weaknesses in the narrative or just my personal tastes; I suspect it’s a bit of both. “Wait a moment. I’ve thought of something.” “Tempting as the prospect is,” Nathaniel said, “we are not attempting world domination. It sounds fun in theory, but in reality it’s a logistical nightmare. All those assassinations and so forth.” At her blank look, he explained, “Silas used to tell me bedtime stories.”
  • (4/5)
    A fun fantasy read with strong female characters, library settings, and a light romance.
  • (5/5)
    A great story; I felt a real connection with the characters and the writing was wonderful.
  • (5/5)
    It's a really good standalone book, the story is amazing, the action and adventure come before the romantic parts (a win for me, i hate romances), and everything about it makes you want it in a series
  • (5/5)
    Marvellous, amazing, extraordinary, breathtaking, magical, dazzling, mesmerising, great, unbelievable, heartbreaking
  • (4/5)
    Overall I enjoyed the concept and the world building. I found the ending a bit disappointing and there was one part that seemed an unnecessary addition that detracted from the overall feel of the novel.