| Sorcerer to the Crown by Zen Cho |
Tor UK have just revealed the paperback cover for Zen Cho’s Sorcerer to the Crown – and it really is a stunning follow up to their wonderful black and gold hardback edition. Designed by James Annal, this cover has all the foily goodness of the hardback but plays off a striking red against a pale cream background. This is yet another book which has been on my to read list for far too long but, with the imminent release of such a gorgeous paperback, I’m sure it’ll find its way onto my bookshelf very soon.
Sorcerer to the Crown
by Zen Cho
Designed by James Annal
Tor UK – 28th July 2016
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| Synopsis |
In Regency London, Zacharias Wythe is England’s first African Sorcerer Royal. He leads the eminent Royal Society of Unnatural Philosophers, but a malicious faction seeks to remove him by fair means or foul. Meanwhile, the Society is failing its vital duty – to keep stable the levels of magic within His Majesty’s lands. The Fairy Court is blocking its supply, straining England’s dangerously declining magical stores. And now the government is demanding to use this scarce resource in its war with France.
Ambitious orphan Prunella Gentleman is desperate to escape the school where she’s drudged all her life, and a visit by the beleaguered Sorcerer Royal seems the perfect opportunity. For Prunella has just stumbled upon English magic’s greatest discovery in centuries – and she intends to make the most of it.
At his wits’ end, the last thing Zachariah needs is a female magical prodigy! But together, they might just change the nature of sorcery, in Britain and beyond.
What do you think of the paperback cover for Sorcerer to the Crown? Do you prefer the hardback edition?
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