Sorcerer To The Crown
THE FATE OF ENGLISH MAGIC LIES IN THEIR HANDS... 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... show more
THE FATE OF ENGLISH MAGIC LIES IN THEIR HANDS...
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.
Publish date: 2015-09-10
Publisher: Pan Macmillan - Macmillan
Pages no: 416
Edition language: English
Sorcerer to the Crown, one of the Great Hyped Books of 2015, is actually pretty fantastic. It's set in Regency England (I think? Not 100 per cent sure about the time period), or rather an alternate version in which magic is studied by and taught to rich gentlemen. It's illegal for women to study mag...
Felt like the plot was being dragged in some places by the idea. Not a bad first novel but it didn't flow as well as it might.
Wonderful read, my favourite book so far this year. England is running out of magic, but sexism and racial prejudice in 19th century British magical circles stand in the way of a solution. But two sorcerers can save the day if they're allowed. Zaccharias, the black African mage, is Sorcerer to the...
Bought and liberated as a child, and later adopted by the esteemed Sorcerer Royal, Sir Stephen Whyte, Zacharias Whyt now has the honour of being the first dark-skinned Sorcerer Royal of England. In a time when English magic is waning due to some mysterious restrictions from the Faerie courts and the...