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A Sorceress Comes to Call af T. Kingfisher
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A Sorceress Comes to Call (udgave 2024)

af T. Kingfisher (Forfatter)

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"From New York Times bestselling and Hugo Award-winning author T. Kingfisher comes A Sorceress Comes to Call-a dark reimagining of the Brothers Grimm's "The Goose Girl," rife with secrets, murder, and forbidden magic. *The hardcover edition features a foil stamp on the casing and custom endpapers illustrated by the author.* Cordelia knows her mother is . . . unusual. Their house doesn't have any doors between rooms-there are no secrets in this house-and her mother doesn't allow Cordelia to have a single friend. Unless you count Falada, her mother's beautiful white horse. The only time Cordelia feels truly free is on her daily rides with him. But more than simple eccentricity sets her mother apart. Other mothers don't force their daughters to be silent andmotionless for hours, sometimes days, on end. Other mothers aren't evil sorcerers. When her mother unexpectedly moves them into the manor home of a wealthy older Squire and his kind but keen-eyed sister, Hester, Cordelia knows this welcoming pair are tobe her mother's next victims. But Cordelia feels at home for the very first time among these people, and as her mother's plans darken, she must decide how to face the woman who raised her to save the people who have become like family. "Kingfisher never fails to dazzle."-Peter S. Beagle, Hugo-, Nebula-, and Locus-Award winning author of The Last Unicorn "Kingfisher is an inventive fantasy powerhouse."-BookPage Also by T. Kingfisher Nettle & Bone Thornhedge What Moves the Dead What Feasts at Night A Housewith Good Bones"--… (mere)
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Titel:A Sorceress Comes to Call
Forfattere:T. Kingfisher (Forfatter)
Info:Tor Books (2024), 336 pages
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This is my first book by the author T. Kingfisher and it won't be my last!. The story is full of magic and sorcery, humor and adventure and I just ate it up. I was not expecting to like it so much as the synopsis really did not give it credit. Cordelia's evil mother who happens to be a sorceress has gone hunting for a new husband, a rich one. She drags her fourteen year old daughter Cordelia to a squires country manor in order to ensnare him and secure his fortune for herself. Cordelia meets several people at the manor and becomes friendly with Hester, the squires sister. When Hester finds out that Cordelia is deathly afraid of her mother she steps forward and takes her under her wing becoming more of a mother figure to Cordelia than her actual mother. A lot happens in this story and I found it absolutely compelling and could not listen/read it fast enough. I especially liked the budding 'mature' romance between Richard and Hester showing us that you can never be too old for love. The two narrators were quite good and I enjoyed their voices. You do not have to be a fan of fantasy to enjoy this story and I believe it has something for everyone. Highly recommended for fun. 5 stars.
Many thanks to Net Galley and Macmillan Audio for a chance to listen/red and ARC copy of this audio book. My opinions are entirely my own. ( )
  erinclark | Jul 20, 2024 |
Series Info/Source: This is a stand alone book. I got a copy of this book on ebook to review through NetGalley.

Thoughts: I have read almost all of T. Kingfisher's books and this was one of my favorites. I also loved; "Nettle and Bone", "Clockwork Boys", "Minor Mage", "Nine Goblins", and "The Raven and the Reindeer". I have enjoyed a lot of her other books as well. This was an amazing read, it was funny and heartfelt and just all around well done. It is about family, friends, magic, manipulation, and a young woman trying to get out from under her mother's thumb while saving the people her mother is threatening.

Cordelia has suffered under her mother for her whole life when things suddenly change. Her mother comes home in a rage and then arranges for them to move into the house of a wealthy older Squire in an attempt to manipulate him into marriage. Cordelia doesn't realize that the evil sorcery her mother performs isn't normal. Now Cordelia will have to find a way to join with the members of the Squire's household to outwit her mother's manipulation before Cordelia's mother gains even more power.

This book has a humorous and strangely cozy feel to it given that it deals with an evil sorceress and dark, gruesome magic. I enjoyed the irony of this blend of themes. I also really enjoyed the characters here. It was wonderful to watch them form a sort of family of their own and band together to defeat this evil and manipulative sorceress. For Cordelia this is also a coming of age story as she gains life experience and learns to stand up for herself. For Hester (who is in her 40's) this is a chance to revisit her past, make peace with the aging process, and possibly rekindle a love from her past.

The writing style was engaging and easy to read. The story sucked me right in and I found this difficult to put down. Kingfisher has a unique writing style that I always enjoy.

My Summary (5/5): Overall I would highly recommend this book, especially if you are a Kingfisher fan. This is a lovely cozy fantasy coming of age story that involves evil magic, strangers banding together to become a family to fight that magic, and a young woman who is trying to get out from under the control of her mother. There is a lot of humor and a heartfelt feel to the story, as well as some darkness and gore. It's a unique blend that makes for a wonderful read. ( )
  krau0098 | Jul 19, 2024 |
Seriously, it's by T. Kingfisher, you have to read it. It's a cozy mystery set in what feels like Victorian times with an overbearing evil sorceress as the mother who only wants the best for her daughter. I mean can you blame her? An absolutely delightful cozy mystery with an evil horse/familiar, a brave housemaid and butler, and a daughter who wants no part of this horrifying turn of events. If you enjoyed T. Kingfishers previous books you will definitely enjoy this one. Read it! ( )
  Verkruissen | Jul 8, 2024 |
Apparently based on The Goose Girl, but I didn’t remember the fable well enough to make links. A young girl is used to being “made obedient”—puppeted—by her sorceress mother. When her mother decides it’s time to leave and find a wealthy husband, she has to navigate her first extended exposure to other people who aren’t horrible abusers. Meanwhile, the target’s sister, a woman in her fifties with bad knees, has to figure out what to do about the sorceress, who—if she succeeds in enchanting the brother—can do basically anything she wants as the new mistress of the house. But at least there are also some friends to help. Body horror, including a version of Kingfisher’s now-standard bone horse. ( )
  rivkat | Jun 24, 2024 |
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"From New York Times bestselling and Hugo Award-winning author T. Kingfisher comes A Sorceress Comes to Call-a dark reimagining of the Brothers Grimm's "The Goose Girl," rife with secrets, murder, and forbidden magic. *The hardcover edition features a foil stamp on the casing and custom endpapers illustrated by the author.* Cordelia knows her mother is . . . unusual. Their house doesn't have any doors between rooms-there are no secrets in this house-and her mother doesn't allow Cordelia to have a single friend. Unless you count Falada, her mother's beautiful white horse. The only time Cordelia feels truly free is on her daily rides with him. But more than simple eccentricity sets her mother apart. Other mothers don't force their daughters to be silent andmotionless for hours, sometimes days, on end. Other mothers aren't evil sorcerers. When her mother unexpectedly moves them into the manor home of a wealthy older Squire and his kind but keen-eyed sister, Hester, Cordelia knows this welcoming pair are tobe her mother's next victims. But Cordelia feels at home for the very first time among these people, and as her mother's plans darken, she must decide how to face the woman who raised her to save the people who have become like family. "Kingfisher never fails to dazzle."-Peter S. Beagle, Hugo-, Nebula-, and Locus-Award winning author of The Last Unicorn "Kingfisher is an inventive fantasy powerhouse."-BookPage Also by T. Kingfisher Nettle & Bone Thornhedge What Moves the Dead What Feasts at Night A Housewith Good Bones"--

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