Friday, August 7, 2015

Review: Sorcerer to The Crown by Zen Cho

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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…

My Thoughts:
It took me longer than expected to finish this book.  The biggest reason would be in the way it's written.  While I appreciate the author's authenticity with the language of the late 1700's in England it was a huge distraction.  I'm a college educated, avid reader and I had to reread several passages to understand the intentions of the characters.  The language posed such a barrier that I couldn't get a feel for the characters at all.  At the end I liked Prunella, but I still wasn't particularly attached to her or Zacharias.  The end of the book was much more interesting with some added comic relief.  Learning what happened to Sir Stephen, Zacharias's mentor was a great mystery until the end.  I was satisfied with out come of the story and I don't feel that any loose ends were left untied.  

I'm not sure, age wise, who I would recommend this book to.  It doesn't contain any violence or sexual content.  But the writing wouldn't be enjoyed by many teens.

I received this book in exchange for my honest & unbiased review.

1 comment:

  1. Can i just say though: this cover is pure gold. I'm a sucker for dragons and asian themed book covers.

    Now i'm not sure how much i'd enjoy the story, given this review... but it's sure worth checking out.

    Naga Sanctuary


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