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Sorcerer to the Crown

(2015)
(The first book in the Sorcerer Royal series)
A novel by

 
 
Awards
British Fantasy Society Best Novel (nominee)
One of NPR's 50 Favorite Sci-Fi and Fantasy Books of the Past Decade

Magic and mayhem clash with the British elite in this whimsical and sparkling debut.
The Royal Society of Unnatural Philosophers maintains the magic within His Majesty’s lands. But lately, the once proper institute has fallen into disgrace, naming an altogether unsuitable gentleman as their Sorcerer Royal and allowing England’s  stores of magic to 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, ventures to the border of Fairyland to discover why England’s magical stocks are drying up, an adventure that brings him in contact with Prunella Gentlewoman, a woman with immense power and an unfathomable gift, and sets him on a path which will alter the nature of sorcery in all of Britain—and the world at large…

Genre: Fantasy

Praise for this book

"A delightful and enchanting novel that uses sly wit and assured style to subvert expectations while it always, unfailingly, entertains. I loved it!" - Kate Elliott

"A deliciously true tale of politics and power in a charming, cruel world—it demands and deserves to be read again and again. Cho has humor and flair to match Pratchett and Heyer plus her own marvelous style." - Karen Lord

"Inventive, dangerous, brilliant, unsettling, and adorable, all at the same time. It shatters as many rules as its characters do. Historical Britain will never be the same again, and I can't wait for the next book." - Courtney Milan

"An enchanting cross between Georgette Heyer and Susanna Clarke, full of delights and surprises. Zen Cho unpins the edges of the canvas and throws them wide." - Naomi Novik


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Title: Sorcerer to the Crown (Sorcerer Royal trilogy)
Author(s): Zen Cho
ISBN: 1-4472-9945-0 / 978-1-4472-9945-5 (UK edition)
Publisher: Macmillan
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September 2015 : USA Hardback
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Title: Sorcerer to the Crown (A Sorcerer Royal Novel)
Author(s): Zen Cho
ISBN: 0-425-28337-2 / 978-0-425-28337-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Ace
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July 2016 : UK Paperback
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Title: Sorcerer to the Crown (Sorcerer to the Crown novels)
Author(s): Zen Cho
ISBN: 1-4472-9946-9 / 978-1-4472-9946-2 (UK edition)
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July 2016 : USA Paperback
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Title: Sorcerer to the Crown (A Sorcerer to the Crown Novel)
Author(s): Zen Cho
ISBN: 0-425-28340-2 / 978-0-425-28340-0 (USA edition)
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September 2015 : UK Paperback
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Title: Sorcerer to the Crown (Sorcerer Royal trilogy)
Author(s): Zen Cho
ISBN: 1-4472-9948-5 / 978-1-4472-9948-6 (UK edition)
Publisher: Macmillan
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Audio Editions

February 2016 : Australia Audio edition
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Title: Sorcerer to the Crown
Author(s): Zen Cho
Publisher: W. F. Howes Ltd
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February 2016 : UK Audio edition
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Title: Sorcerer to the Crown
Author(s): Zen Cho
Publisher: W. F. Howes Ltd
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September 2015 : USA Audio CD
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Title: Sorcerer to the Crown
Author(s): Zen Cho
ISBN: 1-66444-509-9 / 978-1-66444-509-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Recorded Books, Inc. and Blackstone Publishing
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September 2015 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Sorcerer to the Crown: A Sorcerer Royal Novel
Author(s): Zen Cho
Publisher: Recorded Books
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September 2015 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: Sorcerer to the Crown: A Sorcerer Royal Novel
Author(s): Zen Cho
Publisher: Recorded Books
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Kindle Editions

October 2015 : Australia Kindle edition
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Title: Sorcerer to the Crown: Sorcerer Royal 1
Author(s): Zen Cho
Publisher: Macmillan
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September 2015 : UK Kindle edition
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Title: Sorcerer to the Crown (Sorcerer to the Crown novels Book 1)
Author(s): Zen Cho
Publisher: Macmillan
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September 2015 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: Sorcerer to the Crown (A Sorcerer to the Crown Novel Book 1)
Author(s): Zen Cho
Publisher: Ace
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