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The Royal Sorceress (English Edition) von [Nuttall, Christopher]
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It’s 1830, in an alternate Britain where the ‘scientific’ principles of magic were discovered sixty years previously, allowing the British to win the American War of Independence. Although Britain is now supreme among the Great Powers, the gulf between rich and poor in the Empire has widened and unrest is growing every day. Master Thomas, the King’s Royal Sorcerer, is ageing and must find a successor to lead the Royal Sorcerers Corps. Most magicians can possess only one of the panoply of known magical powers, but Thomas needs to find a new Master of all the powers. There is only one candidate, one person who has displayed such a talent from an early age, but has been neither trained nor officially acknowledged. A perfect candidate to be Master Thomas’ apprentice in all ways but one: the Royal College of Sorcerers has never admitted a girl before.
But even before Lady Gwendolyn Crichton can begin her training, London is plunged into chaos by a campaign of terrorist attacks co-ordinated by Jack, a powerful and rebellious magician.

The Royal Sorceress will certainly appeal to all fans of steampunk, alternate history, and fantasy. As well as the fun of the ‘what-ifs’ delivered by the rewriting of our past, it delights with an Empire empowered by magic – all the better for being one we can recognise. The scheming and intrigue of Jack and his rebels, the roof-top chases and the thrilling battles of magic are played out against the dark and unforgiving backdrop of life in the sordid slums and dangerous factories of London. Many of the rebels are drawn from a seedy and grimy underworld, while their Establishment targets prey on the weak and defenceless. The price for destroying the social imbalance and sexual inequality that underpin society may be more than anyone can imagine.

Christopher Nuttall has been planning sci-fi books since he learned to read. Born and raised in Edinburgh, Chris created an alternate history website and eventually graduated to writing full-sized novels. Studying history independently allowed him to develop worlds that hung together and provided a base for storytelling. After graduating from university, Chris started writing full-time. As an indie author, he has published five novels (so far) through Amazon Kindle Direct Publishing. The Royal Sorceress is his first novel to be professionally published. Chris is currently living in Borneo with his wife, muse, and critic Aisha.

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Christopher Nuttall has been planning sci-fi books since he learned to read. Born and raised in Edinburgh, Chris created an alternate history website and eventually graduated to writing full-sized novels. Studying history independently allowed him to develop worlds that hung together and provided a base for storytelling. After graduating from university, Chris started writing full-time. As an indie author, he has published five novels (so far) through Amazon Kindle Direct Publishing. The Royal Sorceress is his first novel to be professionally published. Chris is currently living in Borneo with his partner, muse, and critic Aisha.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • Dateigröße: 1009 KB
  • Seitenzahl der Print-Ausgabe: 400 Seiten
  • Verlag: Elsewhen Press (5. Oktober 2012)
  • Verkauf durch: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Sprache: Englisch
  • ASIN: B009MQQJDU
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Ein alternatives altes England, in dem Magie besteht und zur Institution wird. Der größte Meister-Magier, der alle bekannten Arten der Magie beherrscht, sucht einen Nachfolger. Leider gibt es nur einen jungen Menschen, und dazu noch ein junges Mädchen, dass alle Magie-Arten beherrscht und in Frage kommt. Kaum wird Gwen als Lehrling angeworben, passieren ungewöhnliche Dinge. Sie muss nicht nur gegen die Vorurteile einer Frau an wichtiger Stelle angehen, sondern auch gegen einen Meistermagier aus dem Untergrund kämpfen, der einen Auftstand der unteren Arbeiterklasse gegen die Regierung anzetteln will. Aber Gwen erkennt auch die unvorherstellbaren Zustände, unter der die Arbeiterklasse und soziale Außenseiter leiden. Auf welche Seite im Kampf wird sich Gwen stellen?

Selten wird fabelhafte Magie mit sozialkritischen Erkenntnissen gepaart, hier geschieht das so natürlich und zum Nachdenken anregend wie bei Oliver Twist, ohne dass die Spannung und der Erzählfuß darunter leiden. Daher auch für bereits etwas Magie-Fantasy- Müde eine neue interessante Sichtweise. Auch die Fortsetzung ist lesenswert!
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5.0 von 5 Sternen Magic and Alternate History, Sweet! 29. Oktober 2012
Von John M. Trofimuk - Veröffentlicht auf Amazon.com
Format: Kindle Edition Verifizierter Kauf
Normally I wouldn't have read something called The Royal Sorceress. I find my anti-matter powered spaceships to be far more believable than dragons. However I've known Chris's work for a while now so I decided to give this one a chance.

I am glad I did!

The Royal Sorceress is an excellent novel. Part of it comes from the fact it's not farmed as a standard fantasy tale, with the heroine needed to save the empire. The story is actually a work of alternate history, where a Britain which discovered magic was able to quell the American Revolution, and by 1830s become the most powerful nation on the planet. While the British Empire might be strong externally, internally it is ready for chaos. The second reason I love the story is that at the heart of it is a social conflict.

Britain is separated by the haves and have nots. A building crisis between the lower working classes and the aristocracy is coming. Hoping to ignite a proper revolution is the book's antagonist Jack. He doesn't want to rule England or release dome dark magic monster, Jack wants to liberate the lower class. This motivation and focus of the story separates it from other fantasy works. Jack isn't pure evil, nor can you really go against his cause. Chris does a good job of describing the two sides, the privilege elites of London vs the low and depressed poor of London's slums. Caught in the middle is the main character Gwen. She comes off as quite a believable character, like most of the book's cast. She is pulled between two worlds, the orderly one of the British Empire which she is being trained to serve, and the revolution Jack and his allies wish to unleash.

I do highly recommend this story and can see why this is the first work of Chris's to be published. I do hope this series continues!
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5.0 von 5 Sternen empowered female in a male dominated alternative world 13. Dezember 2013
Von David G - Veröffentlicht auf Amazon.com
Format: Kindle Edition Verifizierter Kauf
An empowered female heroine in alternative male dominated world. I do not know how much of the true oppression of woman the novel correctly captured; but, the reader should definitely empathize with the heroines struggles to get the male dominated aristocrats to take her seriously . The other characters are surprisingly grey, neither all evil not all good. The revolutionary Jack has good intentions but his means are appalling. Yet, Sir Thomas the current Royal Sorcerer who tries to protect the status quo at all costs, falls to using even more reprehensible means. A blatant disregard for the good of the common people, the disenfranchised poor is demonstrated by the elite aristocrats. But the revolution seems to have almost as must disregard for the life's of the police,and common people caught up in the street violence. Our heroine attempts to walk a middle rod and comes across as the most sympathetic of the characters which the reader cheers on in her struggles for what seems right.
4.0 von 5 Sternen Not the Same Sorceress 29. Juli 2014
Von Jay R. VanOrman - Veröffentlicht auf Amazon.com
Format: Kindle Edition Verifizierter Kauf
While you may think this will be the same thing only different to Nuttall's Schooled in Magic series, it will not take but a few pages to know that you have arrived at someplace very different.

In keeping with Charles Dickens and Anthony Trollope, Nuttall brings a vivid and graphic description of life in the not quite Victorian era. London is still in the Georgian era, but life is still the same for the poorest of the poor. Hobbes is paraphrased to illustrate this most pointedly as an object lesson, life is nasty, brutish and short; at least for the poor.

This brings us a villain, who is not quite as evil as other villains, while actually still needing killing. I think this is more like life, you can agree with the motive, but cannot abide by the means.

Maybe one of these years I will go to London to see if everything is in walking distance as it seems to have been here. It is hard for me to fathom this while knowing that London was the biggest city on earth at the time. They must have stacked the poor like cord wood, even while still living.
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5.0 von 5 Sternen Unusual fantasy set in an alternate industrial age 7. Dezember 2012
Von Tarun R. Elankath - Veröffentlicht auf Amazon.com
Format: Kindle Edition Verifizierter Kauf
A fantasy written in an alternate world where the British Empire never fell nor declined and won all its colonial wars, courtesy its magician corps ruled by the Royal master magician - a mage who can wield all the magical talents. Britain has become a harsh, feudal society where you are dirt if you are neither an aristocrat nor a rich businessman, with the latter allowed to become the former with the purchase of a peerage. The common citizen has no rights, no voice. But there is a revolution at work behind the scenes and one orchestrated by no less than another powerful magician.

The current Royal magician Master Thomas is getting long in the tooth and with no suitable male heir in sight, the desperate establishment is forced to give an employment offer to the only other known wielder of all talents - Lady Gwen Crichton. Raised in a conservative family, Gwen was never expected to develop her magic and now she must train hard to live up to being the Royal apprentice.

With the possible exception of Gwen who is mostly carried atop events as they occur, there are no like-able heroes in this book. The revolution has noble aims, but when it comes to body count, it matches the establishment neck to neck. Till the very end, Gwen herself does not know which side must she take in this war.
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3.0 von 5 Sternen So so 8. Juli 2013
Von Seeker - Veröffentlicht auf Amazon.com
Format: Kindle Edition Verifizierter Kauf
I only have one book left to read of Mr. Nuttall's. This novel is very reminiscent of "A Life Less Ordinary" by the same author. Unfortunately, it doesn't stack up to that title. Both books are alternate history with magic tossed in. As with all but one of his fantasy works, necromancy is the main focus of the evil in the story as far as magic is concerned. Guardian Glass was the exception if you are interested. Another common theme used in this and others of his books is the "entitlement" of the nobility to lord it over the commons.

While the dynamics of this book aren't all that original for the author, he does know how to write them so that they are interesting and realistic. This is a solid story and one that I wasn't disappointed to read. The magic system was unusual enough to be intriguing. If you are a fan of the author, I recommend reading this book. If you don't find his stories to be 4 stars plus, I would recommend steering away from this one. Enjoy your next book, whatever it may be! :)
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