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Sorcery of Thorns

(2019)
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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 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.

Genre: Young Adult Fantasy

Praise for this book

"If you loved the Hogwarts Library, or the Great Library of the Clayr, you'll be right at home at Summershall. Tightly paced, hugely atmospheric, with a touch of wry humor, this book had me from its Gothic beginning right to the perfect end." - Katherine Arden

"Brimming with twisty enchantment, Sorcery of Thorns is Margaret Rogerson at her most playfully addictive. The heir apparent to Diana Wynne Jones, no one can match her dark whimsy or joyous magic. This book is sheer delight." - Jessica Cluess

"Like the grimoires that fill its pages, Sorcery of Thorns lives, breathes, and beckons you closer with each enchanting word. This is classic fantasy at its very best." - Julie C Dao

"If you are looking for magic you will find it inside this book. Sorcery of Thorns is a bewitching gem, full of slow burning romance, loyal friendships, and extraordinary world building. I absolutely loved every moment of this story." - Stephanie Garber


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Hardback Editions

June 2019 : USA Hardback
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Title: Sorcery of Thorns
Author(s): Margaret Rogerson
ISBN: 1-4814-9761-8 / 978-1-4814-9761-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Margaret K. McElderry Books
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Audio Editions

June 2019 : USA Audio CD
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Title: Sorcery of Thorns
Author(s): Margaret Rogerson
ISBN: 1-5082-8289-7 / 978-1-5082-8289-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio and Blackstone Audio
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June 2019 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Sorcery of Thorns
Author(s): Margaret Rogerson
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio
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June 2019 : Australia Audio edition
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Title: Sorcery of Thorns
Author(s): Margaret Rogerson
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio
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June 2019 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: Sorcery of Thorns
Author(s): Margaret Rogerson
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio
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June 2019 : UK Audio edition
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Title: Sorcery of Thorns
Author(s): Margaret Rogerson
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio
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Kindle Editions

June 2019 : USA, Australia, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: Sorcery of Thorns
Author(s): Margaret Rogerson
Publisher: Margaret K. McElderry Books
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June 2019 : UK Kindle edition
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Title: Sorcery of Thorns
Author(s): Margaret Rogerson
Publisher: Margaret K. McElderry Books
Availability: Amazon UK