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Sorcerer to the Crown (A Sorcerer to the Crown Novel) (original 2015; edition 2016)

by Zen Cho (Author)

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Member:GeoffHabiger
Title:Sorcerer to the Crown (A Sorcerer to the Crown Novel)
Authors:Zen Cho (Author)
Info:Ace (2016), Edition: Reprint, 384 pages
Collections:Your library
Rating:****
Tags:fantasy, historical fiction, Regency, urban fantasy, magic, sorcerer

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Sorcerer to the Crown by Zen Cho (2015)

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I loved the h. Slow going at first, but bear with me until you reach Prunella and then you're gonna love it. ( )
  otkac001 | Jan 20, 2019 |
The pace of the story was wonky. Good introduction of characters, I want to know more, then it crawls to a turtle pace and I am just not interesting and need to make myself go on. It picks up, the characters finally meet and the magical rules are shown. The turning point character, Mak Genggang, finally makes her entrance. I love this character. She's the spark that made me continue and ultimately made me persevere in reading. I found the ending a bit contrive. Still, Prunella rocks. ( )
  writerlibrarian | Jan 5, 2019 |
If you've ever sat back and grinned maniacally while reading Georgette Heyer, Diana Wynne Jones, or Susanna Clarke, you should do yourself the favor of reading this story with all possible haste. It's confrontational and fantastic and overall a thoroughly worthy delight. ( )
  epaulettes | Jan 3, 2019 |
While it is probably not something I would have picked up on my own I really loved this book. The only part that I did not enjoy was the knowledge that I have to wait to read the next book. ( )
  magickislife | Nov 20, 2018 |
Something like 3.75 stars because the book starts very, very slowly. Once Prunella joins the narrative, I found myself enjoying the whole thing immensely but the book takes a while to get moving and that kind of put me off. That said, once it does get moving, it's funny and fast-moving and everyone except Zacharias is cheerfully amoral/morals-light and no one is particularly upset about it, either. I enjoyed that a lot as a lot of times it's the female character who gets saddled with Doing Things Properly. Not the case this time! But yes, definitely an enjoyable read. ( )
  jeninmotion | Sep 24, 2018 |
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Lagerman, JudithCover designersecondary 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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