Sorcerer to the Crown (Hardcover)

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By Zen Cho
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If you like a Regency-era England style of fantasy, read this book! It's got everything you could ask for: magic, faerie folk, dragons, familiars, and a chosen one (or perhaps ones?!) to root for. England's magic stores are drying up and it's up to a very unlikely duo to find out why. Even if they succeed, the nature of sorcery in all of Britain will never be the same.

— Samantha Tovey


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...

About the Author

Zen Cho was born and raised in Malaysia, and currently lives in London. She was a finalist for the Campbell Award for Best New Writer, a nominee for the Pushcart Prize, and her short story collection Spirits Abroad was a joint winner of the Crawford Fantasy Award. Sorcerer to the Crown is her first novel.

Product Details
ISBN: 9780425283370
ISBN-10: 0425283372
Publisher: Ace Books
Publication Date: September 1st, 2015
Pages: 384
Language: English
Series: Sorcerer Royal Novel