Review – Sorcery of Thorns by Margaret Rogerson


November 1, 2019 by ceresbooksworld


Sorcery of Thorns by Margaret Rogerson

First book

Publisher : Margaret K McElderry Books

Publication date : June 4th, 2019

Source : Hardcover Fairy Loot Edition

Rating : 4 hearts




“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, #1 New York Times bestselling author of the Caraval series

From the New York Times bestselling 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.


Elizabeth was raised in a library. Her goal is to become a guardian and protect the magical volumes. After successfully thwarting the sabotage of a grimoire, she was falsely accused and taken to the capital to face justice.

I liked the story, Elisabeth is a young girl who knows what she wants, she is a little naive at first but she will soon get back on her feet. Nathaniel is the magician who comes to take her to the capital, he will also help her. Silas is Nathaniel’s handyman and will prove to be an ally of choice.

I appreciated the relationship between Silas and Nathaniel, it is strange but nevertheless we feel a certain complicity between them. The relationship between Nathaniel and Elizabeth is also interesting, it is evolving slowly and I must admit that it is something I appreciate.

The ending is really interesting and I look forward to reading the next volume.

Quick word: An interesting story with magic grimoires and demons.


Elisabeth a été élevée dans une bibliothèque. Son but est de devenir gardienne et de protéger les tomes magiques. Après avoir réussi à déjouer le sabotage d’un grimoire, elle est accusée à tort et emmenée à la capitale pour faire face à la justice.

J’ai bien aimé l’histoire, Elisabeth est une jeune fille qui sait ce qu’elle veut, elle est un peu naïve au début mais elle va vite se reprendre. Nathaniel est le mage qui vient la chercher pour l’emmener à la capitale, il va aussi l’aider. Silas est l’homme à tout faire de Nathaniel et il s’avérera être un allié de choix.

J’ai apprécié la relation entre Silas et Nathaniel, elle est étrange mais cependant on ressent une certaine complicité entre eux. La relation entre Nathaniel et Elisabeth est intéressante aussi, elle évolue lentement et j’avoue que c’est une chose que j’apprécie.

La fin est vraiment intéressante et j’ai hâte de lire le tome suivant.

En bref : Une histoire intéressante avec des grimoires magiques et des démons.

About the author

Margaret writes fantasy for young adult readers. She lives near Cincinnati, Ohio, and when she’s not reading or writing she enjoys drawing, watching documentaries, making pudding, gaming, and exploring the outdoors in search of toads and mushrooms.


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One thought on “Review – Sorcery of Thorns by Margaret Rogerson

  1. evelynreads1 says:

    Great review! Glad you enjoyed it!


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