It’s time for another installment of our Best Thing/Worst Thing video series, where authors weigh in on the pleasures and pitfalls of milestones we all experience, from growing up to falling in love and everything in between.
Elisabeth, the main character of Margaret Rogerson’s Sorcery of Thorns, has grown up in one of Austermeer’s Great Libraries. In this library, magical grimoires are housed that whisper on the shelves but provoked, they transform into grotesque monsters of ink and leather.
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.
Libraries, even magical ones, have good parts and bad parts. Watch the video below to find out what Margaret Rogerson thinks are the best and worst things about magical libraries!