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Sorcerer to the Crown by Zen Cho
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Sorcerer to the Crown (2015)

by Zen Cho

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Series: Sorcerer Royal (1)

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Sorcerer to the Crown is the first book I've read in awhile that was fun to read. Don't get me wrong, I've read some good books, but the characters in this book are refreshing, and the storyline slightly whimsical (depending on your ideal level of whimsy). ( )
  Firehair_Wildling | Sep 12, 2018 |
It feels like this book was written JUST for me. It's so, so charming, and capable of being funny while simultaneously exploring some decidedly unfunny topics (slavery, colonialism, oppression). Prunella and Zacharias are delightful characters. I had so much fun reading this -- this is one that I'll be buying several copies of to give as Christmas presents! ( )
  captainmander | Jul 19, 2018 |
This was a thoroughly fun and entertaining book to read. At first, the story started rather slow and it took me a while to get to know and like the main character of Zacharias Wythe, the Sorcerer Royal. As I continued reading I found that I liked the character of Prunella so much better, maybe because Zen Cho wrote her as such a stark opposite to Zacharias. But what I most loved about the story was Zen's dedication to crafting a world built on magic, with defined rules for how the magic was used and woven into the world. I highly recommend this book for anybody who not only has a love for the Regency Period of England - with all the ways of gentlemen and ladies - but for anybody who has a love for "urban" fantasy, though between Sorcerer to the Crown and Jonathan Strange and Mr. Norrell, maybe the term Regency Fantasy should be used. ( )
  GeoffHabiger | Jun 13, 2018 |
Updated: I have just upped my star rating from 4 to 5 because every time I think of this book (which has been suprisingly often) I have wanted more of it and to read it again. So apparently it has grown on me and I do think that I will end up rereading it when the next book is out.

yeah more regency fantasy, great book. highly entertaining ( )
  macthekat82 | May 22, 2018 |
What an enjoyable tale, great reimagining of the Britain Empire filled with Sorcerers and Fairy folk right along with the class clashes and Imperialism that marked the time. I really enjoyed the characters in this one and can't wait to read the sequel.... I'm hoping for more of Damerell and Rollo along with more Prunella and Zacharias, LOL! ( )
  RivetedReaderMelissa | Mar 22, 2018 |
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Author nameRoleType of authorWork?Status
Zen Choprimary authorall editionscalculated
Lagerman, JudithCover designersecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Sterlin, JennyNarratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Williams, EricCover artistsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0425283372, Hardcover)

In this sparkling debut, magic and mayhem clash with the British elite...

The Royal Society of Unnatural Philosophers, one of the most respected organizations throughout all of England, has long been tasked with maintaining magic within His Majesty’s lands. But lately, the once proper institute has fallen into disgrace, naming an altogether unsuitable gentleman—a freed slave who doesn’t even have a familiar—as their Sorcerer Royal, and allowing England’s once profuse stores of magic to slowly 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 and eminently proficient magician, ventures to the border of Fairyland to discover why England’s magical stocks are drying up. But when his adventure brings him in contact with a most unusual comrade, a woman with immense power and an unfathomable gift, he sets on a path which will alter the nature of sorcery in all of Britain—and the world at large…

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"In this sparkling debut, magic and mayhem clash with the British elite... The Royal Society of Unnatural Philosophers, one of the most respected organizations throughout all of England, has long been tasked with maintaining magic within His Majesty's lands. But lately, the once proper institute has fallen into disgrace, naming an altogether unsuitable gentleman--a freed slave who doesn't even have a familiar--as their Sorcerer Royal, and allowing England's once profuse stores of magic to slowly 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 and eminently proficient magician, ventures to the border of Fairyland to discover why England's magical stocks are drying up. But when his adventure brings him in contact with a most unusual comrade, a woman with immense power and an unfathomable gift, he sets on a path which will alter the nature of sorcery in all of Britain--and the world at large.."--… (more)

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