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The Ninth Sorceress

4.18  ·  Rating details ·  51 ratings  ·  27 reviews
In the blackest dungeon of the Clockwork City, a prisoner lies bound in silver shackles. Who is she? And why are the wizards so afraid of her?

Seventeen-year-old Gwyn has no family and no past. Apprenticed to a half-mad herbalist, she travels the snow-blasted High Country, hawking potions in a peddler’s wagon. Her guardian hides her from the world like a dark secret, and
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Published February 13th 2020 by Talem Press
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Helen Scheuerer
Feb 05, 2020 rated it it was amazing
It’s been a while since I’ve fallen so hard for a novel, but Bonnie Wynne’s debut swept me off my feet and refused to put me back down. Written in stunning prose, The Ninth Sorceress is a breathtaking book that’s brimming with worldbuilding you can almost touch, and a diverse cast of morally grey, but loveable characters.

This novel feels like ‘classic’ fantasy: epic adventures, magic and dark forces, as well as a beautifully crafted coming-of-age narrative. I can’t speak highly enough of this
Sofii♡ (A Book. A Thought.)

WOW, I'm so surprised by this book! I really feel happy for having decided to read it. It's a super entertaining fantasy with so many plot twists that keeps you hooked from minute one. I really like and appreciate the details that the author has put in this book in such a unique way and make it stand out from the rest. It has a solid beginning, well-created characters and a captivating plot that's becoming more and more twisted. Maybe it has some details and situations that I 'd have changed or
Feb 11, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I received an advanced e-ARC from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. All thoughts are my own.

Probably the worst thing about reviewing advanced copies is that if you loved the book, you have to wait even longer for the next book in the series to come out - and this is my pain right now.
This book is AMAZING! I’ve been in a slump again for what has felt like forever, but The Ninth Sorceress has given me back what I had been missing for the past few months - my love for books and most
Gwyn was only seventeen, but her very existence brought fear to magic users. Could it be the powers she has always suppressed? Has the life she has known been a lie? Is she meant to stand tall and take charge of her destiny and the destiny of the world around her?

Elegant writing that colors the atmosphere pulls readers in slowly, but once that hook is set, this s a totally engaging tale rich in details. From the beginning, there is a feel of a story waiting to unfold, which it does without
Olivia Estelle
Feb 18, 2020 rated it it was amazing
This book was highly anticipated, and it definitely did not disappoint! A beautifully written, sweeping fantasy that drew me in from the first words on the page! What a brilliant debut. Can't wait for the rest of the series!
Bronwyn Eley
Jan 11, 2020 rated it it was amazing
You know what’s so great about the world of books? The fact that you will never run out of amazing books to read. Picking up my advanced proof copy of The Ninth Sorceress by Bonnie Wynne proved just that.

The first thing I noticed about Wynne’s book is her beautiful writing style. As an author myself, it made me want to be a better writer. Her sentences are like rich, delicious chocolate. Smooth, moreish, enticing. And her storytelling is much the same – I could hardly put this book down! Only
Jan 24, 2020 rated it it was amazing
**Book Review** We are both huge fans of @talempress and reached out for a copy of The Ninth Sorceress by @itsbonniewynne because we absolutely loved the Oremere Chronicles by @helenscheuerer . The release date is 13th February and the ebook will be available on Amazon

As a bit of background, Talem Press (latin for ‘empower’) is an independent Sydney-based publishing house that aims to ‘empower’ both authors and readers. They focus on publishing fantasy books featuring unlikely heroines and
Feb 03, 2020 rated it really liked it
**Thanks so much to Talem Press for sending me the ebook for review **

The Ninth Sorceress is the first book in a new series, and it definitely felt like a first in a series book. There was quite a bit of background about the society and magic to be introduced, and I feel like this was done pretty well.

I had a little bit of trouble figuring out some of the timing of the story, but I did feel like enough time was passing for Gwyn to grow and change, and for her relationships with others to do the
The opening of The Ninth Sorceress began strongly and continued so throughout the entire book. The book has a solid plot beginning with a woman held captive by wizards. We don’t know who she is or what crime she has committed, all we know is that the wizards are afraid of her and are as curious as us about her story.

The next chapter takes us to the present where we follow a 17 years old Gwyn who is apprenticed to Ascepcis, a herbalist. Gwyn and her guardian (I’d say foster-father) travel around
alana ♡
"In the stories, good things never came to those who sat around waiting for them. Sometimes you had to take charge for your own destiny."

Rating: 3.5/5 stars

The Ninth Sorceress takes readers on an epic journey filled with lots of magic, intrigue, mystery, and a great group of characters that will having you laughing at their one liners one second and then have you flying through the pages to make sure they're still alive the next second. I pretty much devoured this book in just a few sittings,
Feb 15, 2020 rated it really liked it
Like many other publications from Talem Press, the Ninth Sorceress is a hidden gem in the realm of Fantasy. Since I’ve started trying to write my own novels and short stories, I’ve developed an entirely new appreciation for the elements of a story. World building is hard. Crafting characters is hard. Writing a compelling plot is hard. And the writers of Talem Press always seem to do these things impressively with Wynne being no exception.

The Prologue of The Ninth Sorceress had me hooked the
Ella (The Story Collector)
Feb 02, 2020 rated it really liked it
Gwyn knows nothing about her family or where she came from. So, she cannot fathom why she’s now being hunted by the goddess Beheret and tracked by wizards. Even more shocking is the discovery that she herself is a wizard. Now, in order to protect herself, she must learn how to use the magic that terrifies her and embrace a destiny she could never have imagined.

The writing style is very suited to the fantasy genre, with detailed descriptions and solid world-building.

I enjoyed the characters. Gwyn
Michelle (Love, Stars and Books)
(I received an eARC from Talem Press for a voluntary and honest review. All thoughts and opinions are my own.)

Book review: The ninth sorceress (The price of magic #1) by Bonnie Wynne (2 stars)

The ninth sorceress (The price of magic #1) by Bonnie Wynne
Genre: YA, Fantasy
Rating: 2/5 stars

(DISCLAIMER: All thoughts and opinions are my own.)

There was a lot of mystery and tension in this book and it definitely kept me reading as I wanted to find out more. Unfortunately, I wasn’t a fan of the
Jan 31, 2020 rated it really liked it
After first hearing about The Ninth Sorceress, and then seeing the cover, I finally worked up the courage to email Talem Press and request a review copy. I was so excited when they said yes.

The Ninth Sorceress is an adventure fueled story with quirky, intriguing characters, a vividly imagined world filled with magic, gods, and plenty of mystery.

Some people aren't fans of split timelines or flashbacks, but Wynne pulls off Gwyn's story with a deft hand, and had me flipping through pages trying to
Feb 11, 2020 rated it liked it
Title: The Ninth Sorceress
Author: Bonie Wynne
Genre: Romance - Fantasy, YA, Magic
Standalone: No
Part of a Series: Yes
POV: Gwyn


The Ninth Sorceress will take you on a journey filled with Magic and plot twist's. This book will keep you hooked and going back to find out what happens. With that said I just didnt like the style of writting and in some parts i was bored. It was very easy to get lost in this book and not in a good way. You will need to pay attention to make sure you are following
Feb 17, 2020 rated it liked it
I enjoyed this fantasy read. In general I felt like it moved too fast, particularly at the end (the climax felt confusing, I had to go back and reread, and still felt like I had to piece it together). I also felt like Gwynn in the cell at the beginning was not the same Gwynn in the cell at the end. There was too much promise and confidence and mystery that really wasn’t answered, or even spoken to.

I liked it though, despite the confusion. Looking forward to the following books!
Jenny (Bookbookowl)
Jan 26, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Thank you so much to Talem Press for providing me with a copy of The Ninth Sorceress in exchange for an honest review!

Gwyn is a traveller with her guardian, a herbalist and fortune teller (but not a wizard, because wizards are not welcome in these parts of town). After a terrible encounter with some locals, Gwyn is healed of her physical wounds, but things she overheard mean her questions are just beginning. When she ends up on the run, she could never have imagined the creatures she would
Jan 31, 2020 rated it really liked it
Reviewed for Aus YA Bloggers blog.
Review to be posted on 13th of February
Feb 15, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Amazing adventure which reinvigorated my love for the genre. Multi-layered and thought provoking, I cannot wait for the next instalment.
Sarah keenan
Feb 18, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Fabulous book!

What a great book!.. Im so glad it was recommended to me and I can't wait for the next one!!
Dan White
Jan 13, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Fantastic read. I recommend this book.
Ivey Byrd
Feb 12, 2020 rated it really liked it
Check out my review on my blog (which also includes an interview)!
Morgan (The Bookish Beagle)
Jan 30, 2020 rated it really liked it
Shelves: fantasy, tbp-2020
3.5 stars rounded up.
Miss K Cunningham

I loved it!! I liked the characters and the structure made it especially interesting. Can’t wait for the next one!
Annie Elzinga
Feb 24, 2020 rated it it was amazing
This debut dark fantasy was a pleasant surprise that I absolutely devoured. Amazing writing, superb world-building, interesting characters, and a well paced, twisting plot.
Jan 24, 2020 rated it really liked it
I was drawn into the story at the start, we are first introduced to a mysterious woman in a dungeon under high security, we don't know who she is or why she is there, but her story is told via flashbacks.

Gwyn is a seventeen year old with no memories of her past, she knows not to ask the herbalist that has taken care of her, but when a chance encounter happens in one of the towns that Gwyn helps peddle the herbalist wares she is thrown into a situation that is beyond her control.
Gwyn's journey
Jan 20, 2020 rated it really liked it
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Today I’m bringing you my review of The Ninth Sorceress....buckle up because this one was a wild ride!!

First thank you so much to Talem Press for providing me an e-ARC in exchange for my honest review!

Now onto the review...this book was a crazy journey filled with gods and goddesses, wizards and so much magic!! This book starts off with a doozy of a prologue that will have you speed reading to find out more about how
Jan 08, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  (Review from the author)  ·  review of another edition
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