Giveaway: Sorcerer to the Crown by Zen Cho

Zen Cho’s Sorcerer to the Crown was one of my absolutely favourite reads of 2015 and a top 10 book of the year. The novel is out soon on paperback and we are giving away 4 copies today.

About the book:


Magic and mayhem clash with the British elite in this whimsical and sparkling debut.

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…

About the giveaway:

Courtesy of the author, we have four paperback copies of Sorcerer to the Crown to giveaway. Enter the form below to enter:

a Rafflecopter giveaway


  • Lisa Brown
    July 7, 2016 at 8:49 am

    Pride and Prejudiced would be my favorite Regency novel.

  • Lobo
    July 7, 2016 at 9:34 am

    I love the Glamourist Histories series by Mary Robinette Kowal and it has all: regency/romance/magic

  • Margo
    July 7, 2016 at 9:40 am

    I’ve heard so many good things about this book, including comparisons to Strange and Norell. I don’t read “Regency” novels very often, so I won’t be comparing it to others. I’ll be looking for evidence of the interaction of multiple cultures in a setting where one generally doesn’t expect to find diversity.

  • Lexi
    July 7, 2016 at 9:49 am

    Pride and Prejudice is a traditional favorite. I also enjoy Gail Carriger’s books.

  • Ava
    July 7, 2016 at 9:58 am

    Ooh! This sounds wonderful! I will definitely reading it.

  • Harmony
    July 7, 2016 at 10:16 am

    Add me to the list of people whose favorite regency book is Pride and Prejudice 😉

  • Anonymous
    July 7, 2016 at 11:24 am

    It’s not exactly a regency/romance/magic book, but the book that I’ve been thinking about the most lately is “Goldenhand,” the upcoming next book in Garth Nix’s series that started with Sabriel. While the tone is more straight up fantasy, there’s still a royal court, and there’s magic, and there’s a bit of romance (and hopefully more to come- crossing my fingers for that!)

  • JennyOH
    July 7, 2016 at 11:25 am

    Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell got me into the genre and is still my favorite (although Mary Robinette Kowal’s Glamourist Histories are great, too).

  • Lozza
    July 7, 2016 at 11:25 am

    Sorry, that last comment about “Goldenhand” was me- didn’t mean to be anonymous!

  • looloolooweez
    July 7, 2016 at 11:27 am

    Thank you for hosting this giveaway! This book looks rights up my alley. I recently finished reading the Temeraire series, set during the Regency/Napoleonic Wars, but with DRAGONS.

  • Kaja
    July 7, 2016 at 12:15 pm

    Ooh, thank you for the giveaway, I’ve been eyeing this one for a while.

    My favourite romance/regency book would be Pride and Prejudice, and my favourite magic book … that’s a more difficult question. The Name of the Wind, if we count sympathy as magic. 🙂

  • Joni
    July 7, 2016 at 1:40 pm

    This book sounds like such fun!

    One of my all time favorite book series (that fits into the regency-fantasy category) is the Glamourist Histories by Kowal.

    Thanks for the giveaway! And for all the awesome reading-suggestions. I’m almost always interested in the books you feature. ^^

  • Hebe
    July 7, 2016 at 4:31 pm

    I loved Jonathan Strange and Mr Norrell, and I’m really interested to see how Sorcerer to the Crown responds to it – I’ve had my eye out for this book for a while.

  • Katharine
    July 7, 2016 at 5:46 pm

    A recent magical favorite was “Gossamer” by Lois Lowry – she has the touch!

  • Cindy Hipolito
    July 7, 2016 at 6:00 pm

    Excited about the book giveaway! Thanks to all.

  • Katrina
    July 7, 2016 at 6:25 pm

    I adore Tooth and Claw, though it’s more Victorian than Regency.

  • erinf1
    July 7, 2016 at 9:14 pm

    No Proper Lady by Isabel Cooper. It’s a terminator/time travel/My Fair Lady/regency romance. It was awesome!!! Thanks for sharing!

  • Megan
    July 7, 2016 at 10:34 pm

    I loved this book. It reminded me a little of the Mary Robinette Kowal books, but not exactly.

  • Mary Preston
    July 7, 2016 at 11:19 pm

    For Regency I go Jane Austen.

  • JazzFeathers
    July 8, 2016 at 2:25 am

    Since the first time I heard about this book I thought it was a fantastic concept. Will read it anyway, but if I win a copy… 😉

  • Kai
    July 8, 2016 at 3:21 am

    Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell 🙂

  • Liddie
    July 8, 2016 at 3:29 am

    Cotillion is far and away my favorite “regency” ; but Heather Rose Jones’ Alpennia novels are probably my favorite regency-with-magic.

    (As a point of pedantry, I don’t think Jane Austen’s novels are “regencies” because I think think that the term properly applies only to novels written deliberately retrospectively and set in the period, not those actually produced during it.)

  • MassInsanity
    July 8, 2016 at 6:42 am

    Definetly Pride and Prejudice – my all time favorite book!

  • alexa
    July 8, 2016 at 8:27 am

    I loved Gail Carrigor’s Parasol series.

  • Pam Blome
    July 8, 2016 at 12:06 pm

    I’ve heard great things about this book!

  • bn100
    July 8, 2016 at 9:38 pm


  • Ms. M
    July 9, 2016 at 10:32 pm

    If the question is favorite regency/romance/fantasy, it’s probably Strange & Norrell, but I am also quite fond of Sorcery & Cecilia. If it’s just Regency Romance, though, it has to be Lord of Scoundrels by Loretta Chase.

  • Jennifer Mitchel
    July 10, 2016 at 7:52 pm

    hmm, well if pride and prejudice counts, then that! otherwise i haven’t read much in the genre, i guess. i did read a courtney milan that was page turning and entertaining. but i’d love to read more intelligent/rewarding romance novels and it seems like lots are set in the regency period. hmm! much to look into.

    thanks for the giveaway!

  • Samantha Deen
    July 11, 2016 at 12:18 pm

    I think the Abhorsen series and His Dark Materials are my all time favs!!!

  • sherry butcher
    July 11, 2016 at 1:15 pm

    Tinker – an older book.

  • fyreink
    July 11, 2016 at 6:13 pm

    I would say my favorite regency fantasy would be Patricia Wrede’s A Matter of Magic.

  • Stephanie Grant
    July 11, 2016 at 8:01 pm

    I love the Shadow Hunter book series!

  • Alex Greer
    July 11, 2016 at 8:48 pm

    I got to go with old school; The Lord of the Rings.

  • Kevin Ramirez
    July 12, 2016 at 1:35 am

    It’s hard to pick, but one of my favorite fantasy books is The Goblin Emperor.

  • Anonymous
    July 12, 2016 at 2:12 am

    My current favorite fantasy series is the Godstalker Chronicles. The Sorcerer to the Crown sounds really good, and I look forward to reading it.

  • Jessie M
    July 12, 2016 at 3:27 am

    I’ve been wanting to read this book since it came out. I hope I win.

  • Jessie M
    July 12, 2016 at 3:31 am

    As for my favorite Regency/Magic books, that would be the Glamourist Histories series by Mary Robinette Kowal.

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