How was everyone’s Christmas? With two children (8 and 4) it has been manic here and I am quite enjoying this limbo time. I’ve been catching up on lots of reading and I am looking forward to some highly anticipated 2020 realises.
With that in mind I am thrilled to be revealing the cover of Jessica Thorne’s latest book, Mageborn. It sounds incredible and I can’t wait to read it.
A dark and addictive fantasy read for
fans of Graceling and Sarah J. Maas. The life of an orphan
soldier becomes entwined with that of the mysterious heir to the throne, whose
very presence draws out the secret magic living inside her: a magic
that breaks every law she is duty-bound to uphold…
The room is small and dark. Row upon row of jars line the shelves, each one sealed with blood-red wax. The seal’s mark is a twisted circle of briar with gleaming, gold-tipped thorns. And in each jar a flicker of forbidden magic dances… beautiful, but deadly.
Sold to the Crown in the aftermath of the Last Great War, Grace Marchant has never known her parents. Now, she trains as an elite soldier tracking down mageborn – those born with an ancient and long-outlawed magic – and destroying them if they don’t surrender their power to the Crown.
The mageborn who submit are collared, then handed over to the King’s cousin and heir: the elusive Bastien Larelwynn, Lord of Thorns, locked away in his shadowy workshop deep inside the castle. What becomes of them is hard to say – the Lord of Thorns keeps his secrets close.
Grace has always fought the voice inside her that questions whether the law is truly just – but when her closest friend is next on Bastien’s list, Grace’s loyalties are tested to the limit. Confronting Bastien – searching his strangely compelling obsidian-black eyes for answers – Grace is shocked to feel herself begin to change, to show the first signs of the wild magic she so fears.
Only the Lord of Thorns has the power to save her and the rest of the mageborn – if he doesn’t destroy them all first…
This is truly one stunning cover
Publication Day: February 18th 2020
Buy Link: https://geni.us/B08334HN5JCover
Jessica Thorne saw Star Wars at an impressionable age and life was never the same. She’s loved fantasy, romance and science fiction ever since and spends her time looking for adventure – in the pages of her books.
Sometimes she is Ruth Frances Long and won the European Science Fiction Society Spirit of Dedication Award for Best Author of Children’s Science Fiction and Fantasy, 2015.
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