A New York Times bestseller!
"A bewitching gem...I absolutely loved every moment of this story." -Stephanie Garber, #1 New York Times bestselling author of the Caraval series
"If you loved the Hogwarts Library…you'll be right at home at Summershall." -Katherine Arden, New York Times bestselling author of The Bear and the Nightingale
From the New York Times bestselling author of An Enchantment of Ravens comes an "enthralling adventure" (Kirkus Reviews, starred review) 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.
Then an act of sabotage releases the library's most dangerous grimoire, and Elisabeth is implicated in the crime. 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.
NIGHT FELL AS death rode into the Great Library of Summershall. It arrived within a carriage. Elisabeth stood in the courtyard and watched the horses thunder wild-eyed through the gates, throwing frot...
Margaret Rogerson is the author of the New York Times bestsellers An Enchantment of Ravens and Sorcery of Thorns. She has a bachelor's degree in cultural anthropology from Miami University. When not reading or writing she enjoys sketching, gaming, making pudding, and watching more documentaries than is socially acceptable (according to some). She lives near Cincinnati, Ohio, beside a garden full of hummingbirds and roses. Visit her at MargaretRogerson.com.
Such an epic book that had you gasping one second and laughing the next. I just adored the wicked banter between Nathaniel and Elisabeth, it was such a guilty pleasure. And of course the mysterious Silas. The scenes of young Nathaniel were so touching and emotional. I would have read it again but my dad was impatiently waiting to read it, he adored it too.
Both rip along at a fierce pace, bursting with engaging characters and a unique exciting plot. There is friendship and banter between chatterbox Lark and grumpy outcast Bern & slow burn love. Finn is tormented by his past, Lark is a fierce yet sweet heroine (book lover too) All are hiding secrets. Dark and mysterious it is full of emotion and a wicked nemesis in the form of an evil and intelligent island. Mostly it's about hope, and how sometimes we need the dark to find the light.