Sorcerer to the Crown | Imaginary Bookshop
The Royal Society of Unnatural Philosophers maintains the magic within His Majesty’s lands. But lately, the once proper institute has fallen into disgrace, naming an altogether unsuitable gentleman as their Sorcerer Royal and allowing England’s stores of magic to bleed dry. At least they haven’t stooped so low as to allow women to practice what is obviously a man’s profession… At his wit’s end, Zacharias Wythe, Sorcerer Royal of the Unnatural Philosophers, ventures to the border of Fairyland to discover why England’s magical stocks are drying up, an adventure that brings him in contact with Prunella Gentlewoman, a woman with immense power and an unfathomable gift, and sets him on a path which will alter the nature of sorcery in all of Britain—and the world at large… One of the few books we disagree on! Maura: I love this book. The fantasy and Regency genres are woven together wonderfully, and there's an island of witches! Crista: It's certainly not a bad book—I just wasn't enchanted by it in the way everyone else I know was. I wanted to like it! It seems like I should have liked it! Pull any quote from this thing: love that quote! Maybe it just wasn't the right time for me. I'm going to re-read it.