Friday, July 31, 2015

2015 book 181

Zen Cho's Sorcerer to the Crown
Guys, historical fantasy as a genre is my JAM, and Cho makes things even more interesting by having the main characters both be people of color, dealing with a lot of hatred and prejudice. One protagonist, a former African slave raised by the Sorcerer to the Crown (of England), has now become the sorcerer himself, and a very racist campaign has begun against him. The other protagonist is a half-Indian girl who knows nothing of her family, but has some strong magical talent (she is also AWESOMEEEEEEEE in basically every way). Political stuff, magical stuff, and even a little romance ensue, and it is all INCREDIBLY charming. It looks like this is the first in a trilogy, and I can't wait for the next one. A.

A review copy was provided by the publisher. This book will be released on September 1st.

No comments: