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Thornbound Hooray Thornbound is out now You can find it at , Kobo, Smashwords, Barnes and Noble and iBooks.Here 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 walls.I lifted my chin, suppressing the panic that wanted to choke me, and I gave my sister in law my most confident smile Well, then, I said, let us go and welcome our first arrivals to Thornfell College of Magic Hooray Thornbound is out now You can find it at , Kobo, Smashwords, Barnes and Noble and iBooks.Here 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 walls.I lifted my chin, suppressing the panic that wanted to choke me, and I gave my sister in law my most confident smile Well, then, I said, let us go and welcome our first arrivals to Thornfell College of Magic 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 College Of Magic Until A Sinister Fey Altar Is Discovered In The School Library, The Ruling Boudiccate Sends A Delegation To Shut Down Thornfell, And Cassandra S Own Husband Is Torn Away From Her As Malevolent 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 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 to learn.But her defiance of the ruling Boudiccate in setting up the Thornfell College of Magic has consequences for her new husband and for her family And the Boudiccate isn t finished trying to shut her down, including a surprise inspection by a group w 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 to learn.But her defiance of the ruling Boudiccate in setting up the Thornfell College of Magic has consequences for her new husband and for her family And the Boudiccate isn t finished trying to shut her down, including a surprise inspection by a group whose minds seem to have been made up before they even arrive To make things worse, Boudiccate inspectors seem to be the lesser of the threats to the school and its new students, with an unknown fae magic threat also evident.As in the previous book, Cassandra s principle character flaw is that she takes everything onto her own head, and there s frankly too much going on here for her to do so She not only needs to learn to accept help from others but to reach out for it in the first place, all of which is difficult for someone who was one of the two foremost magic users of the age What makes it such a good novel is that nearly everyone that she could reach out to here is delightful, from her family and husband, to her students and even to her staff And the resolution to the magical mystery is pretty great too Thornbound is the second in The Harwood Spellbook Series and it continues shortly after Snowspelled.Cassandra 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 curse upsets the house and a committee sent to watch C Thornbound is the second in The Harwood Spellbook Series and it continues shortly after Snowspelled.Cassandra 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 curse upsets the house and a committee sent to watch Cassandra s every move is intent on letting her fail.But then they don t know Ms Harwood very well, do they I liked part two There was another light mystery to solve, dark fae magic, the return of an old nemesis I am looking forward to read Moontangled, where my lesbian gals Ms Banks and Ms Fennell finally get their own adventure yay m f off screen Themes malevolent vines creep everywhere, don t go amongst the bluebells, a dark fea curse, old friendships turn cold, a scorned fae is a deadly enemy, theme working together is better than going at it alone.4 stars Cassandra is about to open her school of magic for women, and naturally the Boudiccate, in fear that this would start major social and governmental changes, has sent representatives to find anything that would allow them to stop her, going so far as sending her new husband on never ending missions to keep them apart If this wasn t enough, a fey altar is found in the library In this instalment, Burgis widens the scope Cassandra is not the only one with huge stakes in this endeavour of hers I o Cassandra is about to open her school of magic for women, and naturally the Boudiccate, in fear that this would start major social and governmental changes, has sent representatives to find anything that would allow them to stop her, going so far as sending her new husband on never ending missions to keep them apart If this wasn t enough, a fey altar is found in the library In this instalment, Burgis widens the scope Cassandra is not the only one with huge stakes in this endeavour of hers I only hope the author carries on the narrative since I cannot wait to see how it all develops O 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 of Magic Cassandra has had a lot of support from her family and her husband to open the school but it quickly becomes clear that a lot of people in positions of power are not happy with her attempting to change the status quo It s so engrained in society that women are politicians 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 of Magic Cassandra has had a lot of support from her family and her husband to open the school but it quickly becomes clear that a lot of people in positions of power are not happy with her attempting to change the status quo It s so engrained in society that women are politicians while men are magicians and people are worried that rocking the boat with this new college will have all kinds of implications for the future.Cassandra has never been one to back down from a challenge but when the Boudiccate send a team of inspectors who are essentially looking for excuses to shut down the college she knows she s really up against it Then a sinister fae altar is found in the school library proving that someone has been dabbling in forbidden magic, and Cassandra s husband goes missing she starts to wonder if her own dreams are costing the ones she loves a price that she s not willing to pay.I m really enjoying this series and I hope that we re going to seeof Cassandra as well as the staff and students at Thornfell College in the future, I m sure there are all kinds of adventures they could get up to I think what I like most about this series is how it turns rules of society as we know them on their head, it s the men who have to watch their reputations as being alone with a woman could ruin their reputations and it its the women who have most of the power But while it s fun to see that switch up I also like the way Cassandra and her students are challenging societal norms to follow their dreams We ve seen Cassandra and her brother both make choices that are looked down on from some quarters but they never gave up and now they re giving a whole new generation the ability to follow in their footsteps.This series is brilliantly written with inspiring characters and a fun magical setting Adding in the tricky Fae only adds to the excitement as you really never know what one of them will try next, especially if they re making dodgy bargains with people 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 quickly learns, all her supporters are paying a steep price for her vision Now, with an old nemesis come as the Boudiccate assigned head inspector to assess the school, and illegal fey contracts 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 quickly learns, all her supporters are paying a steep price for her vision Now, with an old nemesis come as the Boudiccate assigned head inspector to assess the school, and illegal fey contracts inviting malicious intervention into the heart of the college, Cassandra will have her hands full trying to protect both her students and those she loves most But a Harwood always rises to the challenge.Twists, turns, despair, dedication, and a whole lot of miscommunication Read it Review courtesy of All Things Urban Fantasy.THORNBOUND 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 an alternative historical England, Angland, where women rule politics, and men are considered too emotional to do anything but magic, THORNBOUND is a wonderful addition to The Harwood Spellbook series I ve currently been going through a bit of a reading slump, and THORNBOUND was just Review courtesy of All Things Urban Fantasy.THORNBOUND 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 an alternative historical England, Angland, where women rule politics, and men are considered too emotional to do anything but magic, THORNBOUND is a wonderful addition to The Harwood Spellbook series I ve currently been going through a bit of a reading slump, and THORNBOUND was just what I needed to get me out of it My memory of SNOWSPELLED was of an excellent read, but I didn t remember the details As I started THORNBOUND, I was a bit worried that I was going to be confused, but Burgis has a way of writing that throws you immediately into the action, and revealing facts in a way that you feel as if you already knew them, and just needed a bit of help to remember I also felt like Burgis expanded on the world just enough, givingdetails as to political dramas and the various nations surrounding Angland.Cassandra spends a bit too much time arguing with those around her about the greater good and what is worth giving up and what isn t But these conversations are necessary to fully understand the monumental undertaking Cassandra has started and for the reader to understand the stakes at risk Of course there s also all manner of interesting, diverse characters fantastical, such as a half fae member of the household, and realistic, such as the two women in love with each other who are hiding their relationship There s a mystery, and some romantic moments between Cassandra and her husband THORNBOUND has it all, just like SNOWSPELLED, a perfect little package with something for everybody and lots of action to boot All in all, THORNBOUND is so delightful that I kept trying to pace myself reading it, in order to delay the inevitable ending Headstrong and intelligent, Cassandra is exactly the kind of person I would love to spend the afternoon with, and luckily, with THORNBOUND, I am delighted to enter her world for a moment.Sexual content Kissing, implied sex 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 seesandwomen 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 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 seesandwomen 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 out The 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 audiobookshighly Emma Newman is a fantastic narrator and her voice perfectly suits the tone 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 up Some 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 of this together and has worked herself near to the point of exhaustion when she gets some terrible news the school might not be allowed to stay open She l 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 up Some 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 of this together and has worked herself near to the point of exhaustion when she gets some terrible news the school might not be allowed to stay open She ll have to endure a selected group sent by the Boudiccate to observe the school in action and make a final recommendation so her fate, and those of all her students, lies in their hands And, unfortunately for Cassandra, one of them is an old tormentor of hers.I really loved the pace of this book Right away we re thrown into a flurry of activity as Cassandra is finishing up last minute preparations From there it s one crises after another, Cassandra trying to handle everything herself, juggling all of these balls up in the air And despite being surrounded by friends and family, it feels like she s all alone, especially as Wrexham has been away for work since they married.At first I was a little upset that Wrexham was out of the picture for so much of the book because, well, he s kind of awesome I had to laugh though because he totally reminded me of Tuxedo Mask from Sailor Moon all you can do it and then is away for most of the book for reasons well, and those of you that have read watched Sailor Moon will get it and probably also get a chuckle D But anyway, Wrexham is great, I loved him in the first book and I continue to love him here because he s such a supportive person and he loves Cassandra so very much Which is probably why it was so important to have him out of the picture because this book is all about Cassandra learning how to let go of control and not feel so guilty for relying on others It s less a journey of self discovery anda journey of knowing when to be able to ask for help and not feel guilty about it And because Wrexham is the first person she d probably turn to, it was important for her to learn that other people in her life are happy to help her too She takes so much onto her own shoulders and is so afraid of how she s hurting her friends that she doesn t think about how much she s hurting them by shutting them out, and it s a hard lesson to learn for someone who is used to being in control.This book gave me a lot to think about as well At one point a character brings up what the success of the magic school for women would mean, what if suddenly men want to move into the political sphere What would happen to the women in power there Because of the way gender roles are in this society I felt like this was an interesting way to examine privilege, and man did it leave me with a bit of a gut punch For a second I thought, oh no, what would happen to the women in power, what if they lose it and then I was thought, oh wait, stuff would just be equal and fair That moment of panic really had me checking myself and doing some self examining I didn t expect to get so much self exploration out of this book, but the fact that it made me think about these things is a mark of greatness in my opinion I continue to love the characters and the setting I feel like we got to know a little bitabout the world in this one too, especially in regards to the fae and the way some of the magic works If there s one small detractor it s that I did pretty much figure out what was going on before everything was revealed, but I don t think that took away from the story in general Overall this book was fantastic and I m very much looking forward to readingin this world 4.5 5 stars.Many thanks to the author for providing me with an ARC for review purposes This has not affected the content of my review in any way


About the Author: Stephanie Burgis

I grew up in America, but now I live in Wales with my husband, fellow writer Patrick Samphire, our sons, Mr Darcy and Mr X , and our sweet and extremely vocal tabby cat, Pebbles I write fun, funny MG fantasy novels most recently The Princess who Flew with Dragons and wildly romantic adult historical fantasy novels and novellas most recently Moontangled.To get early sneak peeks at new stories and novels, sign up for my newsletter here stephanieburgis.com newsletter.To read my monthly column about my favorite books and get early copies of every ebook that I put out myself so, all of my novellas, short story ebooks, etc , check out my Patreon page, where I ll also be publishing a series of fantasy rom com short stories across 2020.I only rate and review the books that I like, which is why all of my ratings are 4 or 5 stars.


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