On June 13, Margaret Rogerson revealed through her Instagram that the NYT Bestselling 2019 standalone YA fantasy standalone novel Sorcery Of Thorns would be receiving a follow-up novella slated for a January 2023 release with Simon Teen titled The Mysteries Of Thorn Manor.
According to her post, the story will take place “two months after” the epilogue in Sorcery Of Thorns and is pitched as “a lighthearted, romantic comfort-read mystery that reveals previously untold secrets about the world and characters.” The book is planned to be released as a hardcover.
As for what inspired the novella Rogerson stated ” The truth is that I was in a dark place after Covid isolation and lost a lot of confidence in my writing. I decided to try this as a way to help rediscover my love of writing, and hopefully bring some comfort and happiness to my readers, too, since many of you have asked for some extra content like this…”
Rogerson also revealed that Charlie Bowater will return to design the cover. No additional news yet as to other translations for the title.
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.
The Mysteries Of Thorn Manor by Margaret Rogerson is set to be released January 17, 2023!