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It’s day 4!
Welcome back to the readalong for Sorcery of Thorns!
As you might know, every time a readalong takes place we host a bit of a hush-hush competition, to give really good chances for those participating to win! it’s really easy to enter and you can win your next box for free! After all, reading together should be rewarded 🙂
All you need to do is:
- Take a photo of Sorcery of Thorns with the beautiful character art print from our June box
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- Do all of this by the end of the 21st of July
- Mention down below in your comment today that you have entered and include your Instagram handle (also super important, as we really want to make sure a person from the Readalong wins this!^^)
As always, let the odds be ever in your favour! The winner is selected entirely randomly so everybody has a good shot at it!
Today we’re reading chapters 19-24. Shall we dive straight in and see how Elisabeth gets on in the Royal Library?
Please be warned, the following will include spoilers for chapters 1-24 of Sorcery of Thorns by Margaret Rogerson. Read only if you’ve finished those chapters!
First things first, how amazing does the Royal Library sound?? Statues moving the ladders and so many books! It sounds so magical and I would love to visit!
I love that Silas is now a cat! He’s a demon in a cat’s body and that very much amuses me.
Oooo a forbidden section…sounds exactly like the kind of place a book that needs to be stolen would be kept…
Yep, there it is, how’s Elisabeth going to get in there? I’m sure she’ll be able to come up with a great plan!
Elisabeth is a lot more understanding of bleeding walls than I would be! I feel so bad for Nathaniel though, having dreams about the deaths of his family over and over! Especially since Silas still lives with him and ‘works’ for him, he has a constant reminder!
Silas acts so nice most of the time that I kinda forgot that demons are supposed to be bad! 20 years is such a long time off of your life! I wonder, if Silas was to be banished, would Nathaniel get those years back?
Ahhh she has a key!!! Let’s go get that codex and stop Ashcroft!
I’m getting really ‘restricted section from Harry Potter’ vibes here what with all the most dangerous books being locked away in the one place! Elisabeth will need Harry’s invisibility cloak to get in there!
Where did Ashcroft come from?!?! Did Silas betray her?
Okay so the figures obviously aren’t real but it’s being done to distract her so who’s doing it and why?
So many faces sewn into a grimoire! That can’t be pleasant! How many people haven’t made it through here? There is definitely a connection between Elisabeth and the library! What with the book of eyes and this grimoire saying there’s something special about her…it can’t be a coincidence she was left at the library as a baby and the director just kept her.
It’s lucky there’s a known saboteur about as she got away with stealing the grimoire without raising too much suspicion!
Elisabeth somehow manages to get inside the grimoire where she meets Aldous Prendergast, the author of the grimoire, and we discover that he’s not hidden a code within the pages of the grimoire but instead hidden himself! It’s so frustrating that he won’t trust Elisabeth and help her as she’s just trying to help him!
Has she just destroyed the only evidence she has against Ashcroft??
Yay Nathaniel is back! I’d missed him and thankfully he can reverse the maleficit!
We finally get answers as to why he’s closed himself off for so long, he’s worried that Baltasar’s evil lives inside of him and anyone that gets too close to him will get hurt.
Elisabeth finally manages to convince him to team up with her though and I’m so ready for this.
I would not have guessed that the reason that Elisabeth has a connection to the grimoires and library is because their magic soaked through her while spending so much time there as a child. Do you think this will come in handy at any point?
They may not have Prendergast’s assistance but they have another plan! Do you think Ashcroft will react in the way they are hoping and reveal who he really is or do you think he’ll manage to get away with it again?
And that’s us for day 4! SO much happened today! What was your favourite bit and what are your feelings on the characters so far? Who do we trust and who do we not?
I’ll see you tomorrow to find out if their plan works!