Wow. This book was just so, so good! I just couldnt put it down (well I had to when a migraine hit….but you get the picture!)
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.
I knew this was going to be good. I could feel it in my bones. And I was so right. It wasn’t just good, it was totally amazing, captivating and unputdownable.
Elisabeth’s world is turned upside down when a grimoire is released from the library where she is training and she manages to kill….but instead of being honoured she is accused of murder and treason……..
Enter Nathaniel Thorn, Sorcerer, who has been given the job of escorting Elisabeth to meet her fate…..along with his ‘butler’, Silas.
But there are evil plans afoot which explode into their lives.
Elisabeth is fierce and driven, brilliant and she has a sword called Demonslayer! I mean there is nothing cooler than that! Uh uh, nothing!
Nathaniel just captured my heart. Tortured hero with a heartbreaking past whose witty banter made me smile!
I totally fell in love with Elisabeth and Nathaniel but Silas stole the show for me…..that ending though! I know this is a standalone but there must be more?! I WANT MORE!!!!