Welcome to my weekly segment, Waiting on Wednesday, where I look at upcoming books that I am planning to order and review in the next few months and which I think I will really enjoy. I run this segment in conjunction with the Can’t-Wait Wednesday meme that is currently running at Wishful Endings. Stay tuned to see reviews of these books when I get a copy of them. For this week’s Waiting on Wednesday I take a look at an exciting and fun upcoming debut, with Notorious Sorcerer by Davinia Evans.
Here at The Unseen Library, we are always on the lookout for awesome new authors to feature in our posts and it looks like a great Australian author is about to make their debut in a few months time. This author is Davinia Evans, whose first fantasy novel, Notorious Sorcerer, is set for release in September 2022. Notorious Sorcerer is a fantastic upcoming book, with a cool and intriguing plot. Set in a formerly magical city that was devastated by a magical catastrophe, this book will follow a young protagonist who is inadvertently dragged into a new fight to save the city after displaying an impressive and illegal act of magic. I love Notorious Sorcerer’s amazing plot synopsis below and I have very high hopes for this wonderful upcoming book.
Since the city of Bezim was shaken half into the sea by a magical earthquake, the Inquisitors have policed alchemy with brutal efficiency. Nothing too powerful, too complicated, too much like real magic is allowed–and the careful science that’s left is kept too expensive for any but the rich and indolent to tinker with. Siyon Velo, a glorified errand boy scraping together lesson money from a little inter-planar fetch and carry, doesn’t qualify.
But when Siyon accidentally commits a public act of impossible magic, he’s catapulted into the limelight. Except the limelight is a bad place to be when the planes themselves start lurching out of alignment, threatening to send the rest of the city into the sea.
Now Siyon, a dockside brat who clawed his way up and proved himself on rooftops with saber in hand, might be Bezim’s only hope. Because if they don’t fix the cascading failures of magic in their plane, the Powers and their armies in the other three will do it for them.