In a world of harsh temperatures and great danger, the remnants of humanity cling to hope. Valducan knights fight for justice in a land where magic is outlawed, and their enemies are legion. Fifteen-year-old Fiona has always dreamed of becoming one of these legendary warriors. However, when she’s caught using her sorcery to save another student from bullies, she’re banished to The Fringe—the lawless outerlands ruled by monsters. Fiona must find allies among the outcasts if she ever hopes to reclaim her home and change the kingdom for good.
For who is this book for ?
This book is for young adults who are interested in reading about adventure, magic and knights.
- The characters are very likable and relatable.
- The prose is beautiful and lyrical.
- It has a great mix of action, adventure, and romance.
- The book is slow paced
- The characters are not well developed
- The ending was rushed
Learn more about the author
Elise Kova is the author of The Alchemists of Loom, a young adult steampunk series fromDragonmount.com. She has an undergraduate degree in creative writing and advertising from Full Sail University and a masters degree in public relations from Seton Hall University. When she’s not chasing her son around or raiding her husband’s man cave, she can be found working on her next book or watching reruns of Buffy the Vampire Slayer.
“A Trial of Sorcerers by Elise Kova is an excellent YA high fantasy novel. Fiona, the main character, is a strong young woman who wants nothing more than to be a knight and protect her kingdom. When she’s caught using sorcery to save another student, she’re banished to The Fringe – the lawless outerlands ruled by monsters. There, she must find allies among the outcasts if she ever hopes to reclaim her home and change the kingdom for good.”
“A Trial of Sorcerers is a fantastic debut novel by Elise Kova. The worldbuilding is rich and the characters are compelling. I highly recommend this book to anyone who loves Young Adult Fantasy!”
“A Trial of Sorcerers is a fast-paced and thrilling read that had me captivated from beginning to end. Elise Kova’s debut novel is an exciting new addition to the fantasy genre, and I can’t wait to see what she does next.”