Sorcery of Thorns
Sorcery of Thorns

by Margaret Rogerson

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 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.

Book Details


  • Fantasy
  • Paranormal

Age Level: 

  • 12 and up

Elisabeth Scrivener is left as a baby on the doorstep of one of Austermeer's great libraries. From a young age, the wardens and teachers of the library teach Elisabeth that sorcery is a wicked thing that she should avoid at all costs. When a powerful Grimoire is set free of the library, there is no time to think before she must act. Her act of heroism causes Elisabeth to be blamed for a crime she did not commit. In turn all of those she trusts turn their backs on her, with the exception of her best friend, Katrien, who is willing to help her in any way possible.

From the Publisher

This book is suitable for ages 14+. 

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