#BlogTour | The Sorcerer’s Whore (Pages of Darkness #2) by Samantha Grosser #TheSorcerersWhore #PagesOfDarkness #Review #HFVBTBlogtour @SamanthaGrosser @HFVBT

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Hello my lovely readers! I have the massive pleasure to be todays stop on the blog tour for the amazing; The Sorcerer’s Witch by Samantha Grosser, I cannot wait to share my review with you all, plus I have an amazing giveaway for you all to win a copy of this very book. As always sit back, grab yourself a cuppa and enjoy.

The Sorcerer’s Whore by Samantha Grosser

Publication Date: July 16, 2019
eBook: 330 Pages

Series: Pages of Darkness, #2
Genre: Historical Fiction/Historical Fantasy

 

 

A cursed child, a dangerous path, and a price to pay…

Six-fingered Mary Sparrow dreams of escape from the brothel that is the only world she knows. But when a mysterious old man drives her friend to madness, she begins to fear for her life.

Toby Chyrche also hopes for a better future, away from the confines of the tailor’s shop where it seems his fate is set in stone. So when a chance meeting with an old man at the brothel offers him a different path, he is only too eager to accept. Then the discovery of an ancient book of magic throws a new and shocking light onto the past – his mother had a brother, and that brother was a witch.

As the old man’s shadow over Bankside lengthens, Mary is drawn into the growing web of darkness. Unable to escape its reach, she turns to Toby for help. But Toby has daemons of his own to face. Will possession of the book be enough to protect them from the old man’s power? And what price will they have to pay for victory?

For the Sorcerer’s Whore, nothing is as it seems …

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Well this is fabulous, in my humble opinion, this is the best of the series so far – Yes, I know that we are only on book two, but still this is stunningly dark and intriguing, I love how connected this is to the previous book, we are not only introduced to all new characters but we re-visit will old well loved characters, like Sarah and Nick.

Set twenty-five years on from where the previous book finished, it is twenty-five years since that ill fated debut performance of Shakespeare’s; Macbeth, the play that woke up so much evil and now, the forces of evil have re-awoken once more to cause more trouble.

Mary Sparrow, was born cursed, people say that she was born from the devil himself because she was born with six fingers, she is wanting nothing more then to escape her life as a Bankside whore, she dreams of being whisked away by a handsome wealthy stranger who can take away from her current life. But don’t think for a moment that our Mary is naïve enough to believe in happily ever afters, she has been in this way of life too long, she has become jaded by what she had to do and what she has witnessed, she knows that real love isn’t for her. That is until she meets a handsome, kind stranger, who not only turns her head but turns her life upside down.

Toby Chyrche is also a bit stuck in a rut, after the death of his father Toby soon has far more questions about his life then ever before, he has always wanted more then just to be stuck in the tailors shop he works in, but never knew how or even if it was possible for a different life. Until he meets two people in a brothel, one who makes his heart lighter and who unknowingly makes him love and the other who – well I won’t say much, but this man offers so much yet what is the price for all he offers young Toby? That is a major part of the plot and one I won’t go into, as it would give too much away, but its a thrilling ride of discovery for sure, not just for the reader, but for Toby and Mary too.

With secrets, lies and a scandal of witchcraft immerging from the lengthening shadows, plus a book that belonged to his uncle Tom, Toby and Mary soon find themselves facing some of the most difficult and terrifying moments of their lives – but it makes for engrossing reading.

One thing I will say about this book is that yes it can be read as a stand-a-lone, Toby and Mary’s path to love is one of suspense, intrigue and danger, but if you are new to the Pages of Darkness series and want to read both, then do read the previous book; Shakespeare’s Witch first, as there are quite a few spoilers about the previous book in this, especially regarding to Toby’s mother Sarah and her brother Tom.

I am so looking forward to seeing where this series is going to go, I have my own hopes as to which direction I would like to see it turn, and judging by how this one followed on from the previous book, you never know I may get my wish, but one thing is certain and that no matter where this series is going to go, Ms Grosser always takes you on a spell-binding, chilling and evocative adventure, an enticing journey through time and fantasy that will have you begging for more.

This is just so good, I was instantly hooked by the sense of danger and darkness that seems to leap from the pages. It’s infused with darkly entwined mystery and drama, evocative sexiness, rich and atmospheric historic detail and brilliantly entertaining twists and turns that will keep up way past your bed time, but I can’t forget about the human aspect of the story; Toby and Mary are such a wonderful couple, and there are real emotional and tender moments that broke my heart. Samantha Grosser’s writing is brilliantly compelling and enticing, she has a gift at swirling the words around the reader as though she has cast her own spell.

If you love your darker reads, then this is the book you need to read, I cannot recommend it more, roll on the next instalment of the series.

This was a Arc copy via the author in exchange for an honest review as apart of this blog tour, thank you Samantha and Amy. x

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About the Author

Historical fiction author Samantha Grosser originally hails from England, but now lives on the sunny Northern Beaches of Sydney with her husband, son and a very small dog called Livvy.

Combining a lifelong love of history with a compulsion to write that dates from childhood, Samantha is now bringing her passion for telling compelling stories to the world.

Samantha has an Honours Degree in English Literature and taught English for many years in Asia and Australia. She is the author of wartime dramas Another Time and Place and The Officer’s Affair, and The King James Men, set during the turbulent early years of 17th Century.

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Blog Tour Schedule

Monday, August 12
Review at Gwendalyn’s Books

Wednesday, August 14
Review at Passages to the Past

Sunday, August 18
Feature at Diana_bibliophile

Monday, August 19
Review at Pencils & Pages

Tuesday, August 20
Review at Chicks, Rogues and Scandals

Thursday, August 22
Review at Historical Fiction with Spirit

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Giveaway

During the Blog Tour, we are giving away one eBook and one paperback copy of The Sorcerer’s Whore! To enter, please use the Gleam form here – Sorcerer’s Whore

Giveaway Rules

– Giveaway ends at 11:59 pm EST on August 22nd. You must be 18 or older to enter.
– Giveaway is open to the US & UK only.
– Only one entry per household.
– All giveaway entrants agree to be honest and not cheat the systems; any suspicion of fraud will be decided upon by blog/site owner and the sponsor, and entrants may be disqualified at our discretion.
– The winner has 48 hours to claim prize or a new winner is chosen.

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2 thoughts on “#BlogTour | The Sorcerer’s Whore (Pages of Darkness #2) by Samantha Grosser #TheSorcerersWhore #PagesOfDarkness #Review #HFVBTBlogtour @SamanthaGrosser @HFVBT

    Amy Bruno said:
    20/08/2019 at 7:22 pm

    Dang, that is one fabulous review Frankie! You managed to speak about everything that I loved but much better than I was able to 🙂 Thank you so much for hosting the blog tour!

    Amy
    HF Virtual Book Tours

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      Frankie | Chicks Rogues and Scandals responded:
      21/08/2019 at 8:32 pm

      Thank you.😘 Nonsense, your reviews are fabulous, you speak from the heart, I just babble, haha! Thank you for organising another wonder tour. Xxx

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