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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)
Winner of the 2016 British Fantasy Society Award for Best Newcomer
Shortlisted for the 2016 British Fantasy Society Award for Best Novel
Shortlisted for the 2016 Locus First Novel Award

Hugo-Award winning author Zen Cho's Sorcerer to the Crown is a Regency romp with a pinch of fairyland.

In Regency London, Zacharias Wythe is England's first African Sorcerer Royal. He leads the eminent Royal Society of Unnatural Philosophers, but a malicious faction seeks to remove him by fair means or foul. Meanwhile, the Society is failing its vital duty – to keep stable the levels of magic within His Majesty's lands. The Fairy Court is blocking its supply, straining England's dangerously declining magical stores. And now the government is demanding to use this scarce resource in its war with France.

Ambitious orphan Prunella Gentleman is desperate to escape the school where she's drudged all her life, and a visit by the beleaguered Sorcerer Royal seems the perfect opportunity. For Prunella has just stumbled upon English magic's greatest discovery in centuries - and she intends to make the most of it.

At his wits' end, the last thing Zachariah needs is a female magical prodigy! But together, they might just change the nature of sorcery, in Britain and beyond.

'An enchanting cross between Georgette Heyer and Susanna Clarke, full of delights and surprises' - Naomi Novik, author of Uprooted.

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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Hardback Editions

1776 : UK Hardback
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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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Paperback Editions

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)
Publisher: Pan
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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)
Publisher: Ace
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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: Avid Audio
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February 2016 : UK Audio edition
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Title: Sorcerer to the Crown
Author(s): Zen Cho
Publisher: Avid Audio
Availability: Amazon UK   


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
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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)
Author(s): Zen Cho
Publisher: Macmillan
Availability: Amazon UK   


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
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA