Margaret Rogerson’s The Mysteries of Thorn Manor had me swooning

The Mysteries of Thorn Manor by Margaret Rogerson was a cute little read and an enjoyable peek back into the world and lives of the characters introduced in Sorcery of Thorns. The novella follows Elisabeth and Nathaniel once again, and gives a cute look at how their relationship has progressed (the forbidden kissing had me swooning, ohh my).

And of course I can’t forget Silas, which had me so happy as he was hands down my favourite character in the full length novel and this book lets you see what exactly became of him after the events that happened at the end of Sorcery of Thorns. When I say all I wanted was to see Silas again, I mean it. So this was such a gift for me.

As the title suggests, the novella involves discovering some of the secrets of Nathaniel’s family manor. This includes hidden rooms, and artifacts. However the main storyline revolves around Elisabeth and Nathaniel’s relationship. Thorn Manor is unhappy that they are unofficially courting, and thus to make the manor happy, Nathaniel must complete three impossible tasks to win Elisabeth’s courtship and soothe the house.

As much as I loved the blooming romance this story depicts between the couple, I have to say one of my favourite parts of the novella was actually the tender moments between Silas and Elisabeth. Considering Silas was already my favourite character I suppose this is unsurprising, but I feel like so much more depth was revealed about Silas. The relationship between the two is so pure and it reveals so much of Silas’ softer side, one that might not be expected from a demon in servitude.

All together this was a very enjoyable fluffy little read. The ending left me a bit uncertain about what to expect, but we shall see!


By Danielle Plant

An avid reader and runner. I like to spend my spare time with my dogs Reese and Orion.

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