Title: Sorcerer to the Crown
Author: Zen Cho
Series: Sorcerer Royal #1
Synopsis: “At his wit’s end, Zacharias Wythe, freed slave, eminently proficient magician, and Sorcerer Royal of the Unnatural Philosophers – one of the most respected organizations throughout all of Britain – 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.”
Review: I loved this novel! It did not go the way I expected based on the cover blurb. I felt that the novel was much more about Prunella and less about Zacharias than the blurb lead me to believe. I was fascinated by the story of Zacharias and Prunella. Together they deal with the heavy issues of racism & sexism. At first I was annoyed by Prunella’s insistence on just wanting to marry a rich husband, but came to like her more as she came into her own. Sorcerer to the Crown features a beautifully crafted world with intricate, well thought-out politics, and fully fleshed out characters. I can’t wait to read the next novel in the series!
**I received a free copy of this book, in exchange for my honest review, via NetGalley**
If you like this book you may want to read:
Uprooted by Naomi Novik (read BookGirlR’s review here)
The Sorcerer of the Wildeeps by Kai Ashante Wilson
Three Parts Dead by Max Gladstone