Monday, September 14, 2015
SORCERER TO THE CROWN by Zen Cho
SORCERER TO THE CROWN
In Sorcerer To the Crown, we first meet Zacharias Wythe, the Sorcerer Royal, when he was a small boy, on his first visit to the Royal Society of Unnatural Philosophers. After a brief insight into the rude reception that Zacharias received from the English thaumaturgy that day, we are jettisoned forward, 18 years, until just a few months after Zacharias took up the staff and became Sorcerer Royal.
We learn about the crisis in English thaumaturgy with which Zacharias must deal, as Sorcerer Royal, namely the decline, or weakening, of British magic. We also learn more about the Wythes and their adoption of this talented “dark skinned” boy.
We travel with Zacharias, to England’s magical border, as he investigates the magical decline. And, we are with him during his “chance” meeting of Prunella Gentleman, at Mrs. Daubeney’s School For Gentlewitches, a school designed for teaching the inhibition, or restraint, of magical abilities in young women (because, of course, women’s constitutions are so weak that they must be incapable of handling magic). Zacharias’s life will never be the same again!
Sorcerer To the Crown is a well-written, sweet, magical tale about magic.
This book, quite simply, is magical!