Happy Fae Friday everyone! Sorry this post comes a little later than usual. I was feeling a little under the weather when I woke up. Changes in weather patterns always give me migraines… Anyway, let’s talk demons.
Fae Friday is hosted by Caffeinated Fae, and you can find all future prompts on her blog! All you gotta do is link back to her page and have fun with the prompt! Here is this week’s prompt:
“Today is my lovely Calcifer’s 4th birthday! For those of you who don’t know, Cal was named after a fire demon from Howl’s Moving Castle! That is why this week’s prompt is: What is your favorite book with demons in it?”
Happy birthday to Calcifer!
Sorcery of Thorns
By Margaret Rogerson
All sorcerers are evil. Elisabeth has known that as long as she has known anything. Raised as a foundling in one of Austermeer’s Great Libraries, Elisabeth has grown up among the tools of sorcery—magical grimoires that whisper on shelves and rattle beneath iron chains. If provoked, they transform into grotesque monsters of ink and leather. She hopes to become a warden, charged with protecting the kingdom from their power.
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.
As her alliance with Nathaniel grows stronger, Elisabeth starts to question everything she’s been taught—about sorcerers, about the libraries she loves, even about herself. For Elisabeth has a power she has never guessed, and a future she could never have imagined.
Why the Demons in Sorcery of Thorns:
The first book I thought of was Sorcery of Thorns! I read this book earlier this year and loved the take on a personal demon. I liked that the demon in this book, Silas, looked very much like a human (minus the eyes). It’s harder to remember that you shouldn’t trust demons when they look so much like yourself. And that was kind of a theme in this book. Because all the demons that serve the sorcerers families and up eating them at some point. It makes for a very interesting relationship between sorcerer and demon servant. I highly recommend giving this book a shot if you haven’t yet! You can find my spoiler free review here if you want to know more about what I thought of this book!