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Sorcery of Thorns

Auteur(s): Margaret Rogerson
Narrateur(s): Emily Ellet
Durée: 14 h et 20 min
4 out of 5 stars (41 évaluations)

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“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, number-one New York Times best-selling author of the Caraval series)

From the New York Times best-selling 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 so could 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.

©2019 Margaret Rogerson (P)2019 Simon & Schuster

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Unique & enjoyable

What's not to like about a world where grimoires are alive and kept in libraries for their safety and the safety of others? Some books are cute or eccentric, others are dangerous and malevolent. A really unique world that was interesting to learn about.
As for the characters, they were likeable enough. My favourite by far was Silas, Nathaniel's demon.
This is what I would consider easy-reading, like Harry Potter with a romantic sub-plot.
Overall, I really enjoyed the story and am glad I read it.

I would give it an overall score of 3.8/5.

(A 5 for me would be Words Of Radiance-by Sanderson or Name Of The Wind-by Rothfuss.)

I previously read 'An Enchantment Of Ravens' and would rank that one a 4.3/5.

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Loved it!

Story and characters are great. Performance is awesome too, will definitely check out voice actor.

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  • Kay Esselle
  • 2019-06-06

Enchanting, confident and thoroughly entertaining!

I haven’t read An Enchantment of Ravens and I don’t usually buy new audiobooks that don’t have customer reviews, but I’m a sucker for good cover art and Charlie Bowater’s 'Elisabeth' captivated me–and I was not disappointed!

I have a love/hate relationship with fantasy tropes and Margaret Rogerson crafted the magical elements of this story with a unique touch and masterful language. I tend to judge a book by how often I find myself rolling my eyes, but there was none of that thanks to good pacing and character development. The character’s voice is relatable and shamelessly hopeful. Elisabeth Scrivener is a heroine fresh out of this modern age of fearless resistance and empathetic judgement.

I’m also a sucker for romances, and I have to say, “that scene” had me tingling all over and simultaneously awed at Rogerson’s skillful description of emotions that–when experienced–are so difficult to put into words. But she did it, and in that moment my respect for the author soared to new heights!

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  • Lauren B.
  • 2019-11-19

Boring

I really wanted to like this book, but the story was so surface level. I found myself distracted and not invested in the characters at all. It did nothing for me. I truly didn't care about any of them. They had no development or depth. I only finished it out of spite and yet I'm still annoyed I dedicated 14.5 hrs to it.

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  • Thierry
  • 2019-06-14

Technical sound problem

Very difficult to hear without earphones. This appears to be a combination of a soft voiced reader and being recorded too low. I'm going to return it and check out the book at the library. This is the only time I have ever come across this problem.

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  • Storytellersrus
  • 2019-09-12

Uneven story moves from predictable to brilliant

I almost put the story down in the beginning. I took a break from it and read “One Hundred Years of Solitude” instead. However, I have pledged to complete every story I purchase on audible and returned to honor my pledge.

I am glad I did, though the convenient twists and turns of the plot left me rolling my eyes at times. Solutions came too easily —or were too dramatic.

Yet, when moments of brilliance came, their imaginative and unique qualities transported me. Books containing souls? I hadn’t thought of this and yet, I was smitten. Paragraphs appeared so deep and quotable, I returned to take them down word for word.

Stories like this one give me hope as a writer. If Roberson can be published, my similar uneven novel has a chance.

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  • Shannon
  • 2019-10-18

Irritating

I really wanted to like this story, but between the narrator and the predictable story line, I just couldn't get past the mid point. Very frustrating, as I think there were some interesting story points there.

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  • D. Dedeaux
  • 2019-09-16

Didn’t Di It For Me.

I really wanted to like this book and tried it to the end, but the writing is very juvenile and it takes a bit more imagination than I guess I have to actually appreciate the storyline. It’s not completely awful, but it definitely didn’t make me want to go to book 2.

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  • Ann
  • 2019-07-03

Left Wanting So Much More ...

There were a lot of great things about this book. The magic and world building were nice. The characters lovable and developed. But like all things in this book, all those feats were just shy of satisfying. Character development was so close to well done that it hurt all the more that facets of their stories and inner working were left so bereft. Same goes for the development of the romance and ultimately the plot. Even so, the epilogue leaves more questions than answers and While it was a nice book, it fell short of being a great book.

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  • A. Lindsey
  • 2019-10-23

Terrible narration!

This book had some interesting ideas and concepts I enjoyed. By the middle to the end I was kind of bored. It wasn’t very original from there. The narration was the worst part. When the characters were said to whisper she would actually whisper! Who actually whispers in a audiobook? I couldn’t hear half the time. If I turned it up it would be extremely loud when the next character, that was not whispering, spoke. NUTS!!!

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  • J. B. Taylor
  • 2019-09-28

Inane

Too lightweight. Characters weren't well developed and sub characters were nearly transparent, they were so little fleshed out.

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  • Monnie
  • 2019-08-29

Just Terrible

Second book I've returned in many, many years. All over the place and just plain stupid.

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