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Notorious Sorcerer

By Davinia Evans
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Publisher Description

"Vibrant, explosive, deliciously dangerous, and impossibly fun." —Tasha Suri

"A brilliant alchemical recipe!" —Olivia Atwater

"I loved getting lost in this dazzling debut." —Shannon Chakraborty

A wickedly entertaining fantasy debut bursting with wild magic, chaotic sword-fighting street gangs, brazen flirting, malevolent harpies, and one defiant alchemist. 

Welcome to Bezim, where sword-slinging bravi race through the night, and where rich and idle alchemists make magic out of mixing and measuring the four planes of reality.

Siyon Velo, Dockside brat turned petty alchemist, scrapes a living hopping between the planes to harvest ingredients for the city’s alchemists. But when Siyon accidentally commits an act of impossible magic, he’s catapulted into the limelight—which is a bad place to be when the planes start lurching out of alignment, threatening to send the city into the sea.

It will take a miracle to save Bezim. Good thing Siyon has pulled off the impossible before. Now he just has to master it.

The Burnished City
Notorious Sorcerer

5 Reviews

“DNF The writing is good enough, however I've stopped and gone back to this multiple times and it's not holding my interest. Also, there's an unecessary amount of cussing. Thank you to Orbit books for sending me an eArc through Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.”
“3.5 stars The four planes of the universe are falling apart. Siyon is a Dockside-born, inter-planar errand boy and amateur alchemist who accidentally achieved the impossible. Can he do it again to harness the power of the Mundane and save the universe? Pros: Complex world, political stratification of society with commentary on the ability of the rich and powerful to skirt the law. A reluctant hero with a slow burn queer romantic side plot. A Should-be debutante who instead hangs out with the lower classes and gets her eyes opened to social and class injustice. Also I might do anything for Anahid, a woman who learns to find her own joy and wield her privilege for the protection of those who need it. Cons: It takes a bit to understand what’s going on, because you get thrust into the story with not a ton of explanation. Also so many plot lines, some of them left feeling unfinished. So many threads to hold onto, it’s easy to get lost and tangled up. Wish I got more background on more of the characters, some of them feel quite shallow. Content warnings: Graphic: Classism, Death, Abandonment Moderate: Police brutality, Violence Minor: Sexual content”

About Davinia Evans

Davinia Evans was born in the tropics and raised on British comedy. With a lifelong fantasy-reading habit and an honours thesis in political strategy, it was perhaps inevitable that she turn to a life of crafting stories full of sneaky ratbags tangling with magic. She lives in Melbourne, Australia, with two humans (one large and one small), a neurotic cat, and a cellar full of craft beer. Dee talks more about all of that on Twitter as @cupiscent

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