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SUMMARY Thornbound

Cassandra Harwood scandalized her nation when she became the first woman magician in Angland Now she's ready to teach a whole new generation of bright young women at her radical new school the Thornfell Co. Final review first posted on Fantasy Literature For over seventeen hundred and fifty years ever since the great Boudicca herself had sent the Romans fleeing Angland with the help of her second husband s magery a clearly defined line had been drawn in the public arena never to be broken The hard headed ladies of Angland saw to the practicalities of rule whilst the mystical and emotional gentlemen dealt with magic In this magical alternative history version of England called Angland traditional roles are genderbent the women handle politics and rule the country while men are the magicians For many years Cassandra Harwood was the only female magician in Angland a single exception to a fixed tradition that many in power regret having allowed Cassandra is still kicking against the rules of society even though she can no longer exercise her magical powers due to a deeply regretted choice in her past But Cassandra recovered from her disappointment at her loss of magic and following the maxim that those who cannot do teach she is now scandalizing society in a brand new way by setting up a College of Magic for young women at her ancestral home Thornfell Even if she s teaching most of the classes herself and only has nine students she feels strongly about giving magically gifted young women the chance to exercise their talentsBut nothing s ever simple for Cassandra her newlywed husband Rajaram Wrexham was pulled away from her the morning of the day they were married five weeks ago by his job handling magical crises all over the country for the women s ruling council the Boudiccate and hasn t been permitted to come home since The Boudiccate has also sent a hostile delegation to inspect her new magical college with the power to shut it down And now someone is at Thornfell is tapping into sinister powers leaving behind evidence of a dangerous blood bargain with a fey that could prove disastrous for everyone at Thornfell Thornbound is on the lighter side of Regency fantasy but it has an amusing mystery plot even if the villain isn t too hard to suss out and enjoyable characters In fact I liked this even better than the first book in this series Snowspelled having the second book in a series not be a letdown is always cause for cheering Along with Cassandra Wrexham and a few other familiar characters from Snowspelled we meet some appealing young women in the first class of female magicians it s great to see them begin to learn how to use their magical powers and a half fey housekeeper whom one had best not offend Some characters develop unexpected new facets to their personalities I liked the way Cassandra a strong fiercely independent woman learns to rely on both family and friends around her to solve problems rather than trying to handle everything herselfThe genderbent roles which struck me as interesting but a bit gimmicky in Snowspelled play out in some really interesting ways here One of the politician women who is inspecting the Thornfell College of Magic tries to convince Cassandra to close her school by pointing out how if women are allowed to practice magic men will then start to demand the right to political roles and that could eventually result in the men taking over the rule of Angland It s an entirely understandable fear More amusing is this society s solicitude for the reputation of unmarried gentlemen Cassandra straight facedly tells one manGiven the circumstances I m sure no one will uestion your virtue if you choose to stay in Thornfell with the rest of us tonight We ll find you a room well away from any ladies with a door that locks firmly from the insideWhile he appreciates others concerns he bravely carries on With a married gentleman in residence my reputation should be safe enough Thornbound is a light uick read but Stephanie Burgis tucks a few significant social points into its plot along with the mystery and gender role humor If you like light Regency fantasy the HARWOOD SPELLBOOK series is worth checking out I received a free copy of this ebook for review from the author Thank youArt credit Troubles by Auasixio Haduh aku di follow first woman magician in Angland Now she's ready to teach a whole new generation of bright young women at her radical new school the Thornfell Co. 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Nt vines slither in from the forest and ruthless politicians scheme against her Cassandra must fight the greatest battle of her life to save her love her school and the future of the young women of Angland. Originally posted to I Should Read That Thornbound continues directly from Snowspelled and it is just as delightful as the first book Where Snowspelled focuses mostly on Cassandra as the only female magician in Angland although she has lost her powers Thornbound sees and women practicing magic with Cassandra as their teacher I really enjoyed seeing Cassandra move forward with her school and continue to push the boundaries of polite society but I m also glad that the book shifts its focus from just her to include an entirely new group of women I m absolutely fascinated by the gender politics in this world and can t wait to see how Burgis continues to play them outThe story arc of the book is both bitterly frustrating with what Cassandra and her family are forced to deal with yet also incredibly sweet and satisfying Reading this book was an absolute treat I cannot recommend the audiobooks highly Emma Newman is a fantastic narrator and her voice perfectly suits the tone Textbook of Clinical Hemodynamics from the Down and Out in Paris and London fight the greatest battle of her life to save her love her school and the PHP Pocket Reference first book Where Snowspelled Winds of Enchantment forward with her school and continue to push the boundaries of polite society but I m also glad that the book shifts its The Odds Against focus Tokyo Kill from just her to include an entirely new group of women I m absolutely Unbroken The Reaper Diaries fascinated by the gender politics in this world and can t wait to see how Burgis continues to play them outThe story arc of the book is both bitterly Bhishma an Enigma frustrating with what Cassandra and her The Art of Loving family are Jack Kerouac forced to deal with yet also incredibly sweet and satisfying Reading this book was an absolute treat I cannot recommend the audiobooks highly Emma Newman is a


10 thoughts on “Thornbound

  1. says:

    Final review first posted on Fantasy Literature For over seventeen hundred and fifty years ever since the great Boudicca herself had sent the Romans fleeing Angland with the help of her second husband’s magery a clearly defined line had been drawn in the public arena never to be broken The hard headed ladies of Anglan

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    Hooray Thornbound is out now You can find it at Kobo Smashwords Barnes and Noble and iBooksHere's a snippet from the end of Chapter One just for fun At the other end of the house the great bell sounded vibrating through the wallsI lifted my chin suppressing the panic that wanted to choke me and I gave my sister in law my

  3. says:

    This is the second book in the series with Cassandra Harwood as the main character After the events of Snowspelled Cassandra has found a new purpose in life to teach the magic that she can no longer use to the young women of Angland who want t

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    Thornbound is the second in The Harwood Spellbook Series and it continues shortly after SnowspelledCassandra Harwood has found a new purpose in life and has started the Thornfell College of Magic to educate the first generation of female magicians This radical move against the establishment meets with a lot of resistance from the Boudiccate Her new husband Wrexham is absent sent on a perpetual goose chase by The Great Library A dark fea cur

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    Cassandra is about to open her school of magic for women and naturally the Boudiccate in fear that this would start major social and

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    Thornbound is the second book in the Harwood Spellbook series by Stephanie Burgis and we get to see Cassandra fulfilling her dreams as she opens the door to her new school for female magicians the Thornfell College

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    Another wonderful installment by Burgis It's opening day at Cassandra Harwood's new school for female magicians and Murphy's Law is hard at play The Boudiccate is looking for every excuse to shut down the new school the Great Library has taken a staunch position against the school and as Cassandra uickly learns all her supporters are paying a steep price for her vision Now with an old nemesis come as the Bou

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    Review courtesy of All Things Urban FantasyTHORNBOUND starts abruptly on the night before students are set to arrive at Cassandra's brand new school of magic As you can imagine chaos can't help but ensue Set in

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    Originally posted to I Should Read That Thornbound continues directly from Snowspelled and it is just as delightful as the first bo

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    I think if you loved Snowspelled you’re really in for a treat with Thornbound And if you haven’t read Snowspelled yet you should consider picking it upSome time has passed since the ending of the last book and Cassandra is a busy bee getting ready for the grand opening of her new school She’s taken on a huge responsibility putting all