Having been such a big fan of The Light Between Worlds by Weymouth, I knew I had to pick up Treason of Thorns. What greeted me was a book about family, love, devotion, and magical houses.
Violet Sterling has spent the last seven years in exile, longing to return to Burleigh House. One of the six great houses of England, Burleigh’s magic kept both the countryside and Violet happy.
That is, until her father’s treason destroyed everything.
Now she’s been given a chance to return home. But Burleigh isn’t what she remembered. Wild with grief, Burleigh’s very soul is crying out in pain. As its tormented magic ravages the countryside, Vi must decide how far she’s willing to go to save her house—before her house destroys everything she’s ever known.
A house left unchecked will lead to ruin.
But I will not let it ruin me.
A broken girl is just the thing for a broken house
(Disclaimer: I received this book from Edelweiss. This has not impacted my review which is unbiased and honest.)
I have to confess, I am in love with the idea of magical houses, caretakers, and the bond between ourselves and the land. And if you love these ideas, then you definitely have to check out Treason of Thorns. It asks us what does home mean to us and what will we sacrifice for our home? It’s deeply magical, a story about obsession, friendship, and control. What you ask yourself while reading is whether this all consuming dedication is good for a person? What do you lose in the pursuit of this love? And what do you gain?
One day, my blood will run with its mortar. One day, my bones will rest in its ground
Power and deeds can corrupt. It can cause us to seek control with an iron fist, to break the rules we set for ourselves, and hurt the ones we love. What is the responsible choice? The stakes are higher than ever, with not only Vi’s future, but the fate of the country in the game. When we can get whatever we want, for a price, what choices will we have to make? While I loved the characters of Vi and Wyn, I was hooked by the story and the whimsical (yet also dark) magic within Treason of Thorns.
We’ve never been free, Violet. Would you even recognize us, I wonder?
About the Author
Laura Weymouth is a Canadian living in exile in America, and the sixth consecutive generation of her family to immigrate from one country to another. Born and raised in the Niagara region of Ontario, she now lives at the edge of the woods in western New York, along with her husband, two wild-hearted daughters, a spoiled cat, an old soul of a dog, and an indeterminate number of chickens. She is represented by the inimitable Lauren Spieller of TriadaUS.
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