Throwback Thursday – Sorcerer to the Crown by Zen Cho

Welcome to my first installment of Throwback Thursday, a feature to highlight books from the past. It can honestly be anything as long as its not a book that is a current release. Maybe its a book that I read and reviewed and just want to highlight, or maybe its a book that has a sequel coming out soon or maybe its a backlist book that I just want revisit and decide if I will make the time to read.

This week’s choice is Sorcerer to the Crown by Zen Cho. The sequel, The True Queen, is releasing March 2019, so this is the perfect time to revisit. Sorcerer to the Crown is a Fantasy of Manners, where women were deemed “too weak” to handle magic. So if a magical ability manifests in a woman, it is an undesirable she is taught to suppress it. Golly gee, can’t have a woman with magic, she might lose control!

So, no surprise, our protagonist manifests powers and is sent to what is like a group home for wayward women (aka women with magic) where they are taught to be proper, respectable ladies and suppress their magical ability.

Enter Prunella, who couldn’t be more perfect for the role. I love Prunella, she finds a way to have a blatant disregard of propriety with a style that still feels quite proper.

You can read my full review and check out more details about the book:

Sorcerer to the Crown (Sorcerer Royal, #1) by Zen Cho
Also by this author: Sorcerer to the Crown
Published by Ace on September 1, 2015
Pages: 371

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Magic and mayhem collide with the British elite in this whimsical and sparkling debut.

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…

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