Hello and welcome to my stop on the Blog Tour for Mageborn by Jessica Thorne.
About The Book
“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…”
What I Thought
Need an epic fantasy with a dark brooding prince whom everyone fears and strong willed lieutenant determined to do her duty despite any obstacles she may face, obstacles such as said prince who wants to aid her investigations into mysterious deaths of mageborns (magic people) despite being her number one suspect?! Well look no further cause Mageborn has you covered. It’s dark and broody and a little bit horny.. who doesn’t love a bit of romance! Put it this way fans of A Court Of Thorns And Roses will love it, I know I did! And the story itself is intriguing, a dying king, a venomous queen and a struggle for power, all the while an even darker threat lurks in the background. Ok I’ll stop before I give anymore away, I really enjoyed Mageborn it’s fiery and enthralling and I feel like we’ve only just scratched the surface, can’t wait for book 2!
About The Author
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.
Many thanks to Noelle from Bookouture for having me on this tour, all opinions are my own and I am not paid to give them.