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Sorcery and Small Magics

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17th October 2024

Price: £19.99

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Selected: Hardcover / ISBN-13: 9780356523989

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Desperate to undo the curse binding them together, an impulsive sorcerer and his curmudgeonly rival venture deep into a magical forest in search of a counterspell – only to discover that magic might not be the only thing pulling them together. An irresistible cosy fantasy for fans of A Marvellous Light and Emily Wilde’s Encyclopaedia of Faeries.

Leovander Loveage is a master of small magics. He can summon butterflies with a song or turn someone’s hair pink by snapping his fingers. Such minor charms don’t earn him much admiration from other sorcerers (or his father), but anything more elaborate always blows up in his face. Which is why Leo vowed years ago to never again write powerful magic.

That is, until a mix-up involving a forbidden spell binds Leo to obey the commands of his longtime nemesis, Sebastian Grimm. Grimm is Leo’s complete opposite – respected, exceptionally talented, and an absolutely insufferable curmudgeon. The only thing they agree on is that getting caught using forbidden magic would mean the end of their careers. They need a counterspell, and fast.

Chasing rumours of a powerful sorcerer with a knack for undoing curses, Leo and Grimm enter the Unquiet Wood, a forest infested with murderous monsters and dangerous outlaws. To dissolve the curse, they’ll have to uncover the true depths of Leo’s magic, set aside their long-standing rivalry, and – much to their horror – work together. Even as an odd spark of attraction flares between them.

‘Maiga Doocy’s voice is nothing short of masterful . . . I would gladly take an arrow for either Leo or Grimm’
Megan Bannen, author of The Undertaking of Hart and Mercy


Davinia Evans, author of NOTORIOUS SORCERER
Charming, cheeky and utterly magical
Stephanie Burgis, author of WOOING THE WITCH QUEEN
As sparkling and delicious as enchanted champagne, Sorcery and Small Magics is full of wit, joy and real heart. I loved it
Sydney J. Shields, author of THE HONEY WITCH
'Reading Sorcery and Small Magics feels like stepping into the world of the ultimate comfort story. Packed with humour and heart, Doocy's debut had me grinning from ear to ear and giggling the whole way through. This is a cosy, whimsical spin on academia that will give you all the warm fuzzy feels!
Sarah Beth Durst, award-winning author of THE SPELLSHOP
A delightful story of healing, full of heart, with two flawed but irresistible heroes and a fantastic sorceress in the woods! I didn't want it to end! You won't want to leave the Unquiet Wood!
Melissa Caruso, author of THE LAST HOUR BETWEEN WORLDS
I loved this book! Sorcery and Small Magics has a unique magic system and plenty of adventure, but most of all, absolutely wonderful characters in one of the best slow-burn relationships I've seen in a long time. Prepare to get deeply invested in Leovander Loveage and Sebastian Grimm
Sylvie Cathrall, author of A LETTER TO THE LUMINOUS DEEP
Sorcery and Small Magics smoulders like spell-paper, set aflame by its singular enchanted setting, a spirited violin soundtrack and plenty of charming chaos. The hesitant care that Leo and Grimm show each other as they work to dispel a genuinely terrifying curse is heart-warming
Maiga Doocy's voice is nothing short of masterful. Leo Lovage could read me the phone book and I'd be delighted, and I would gladly take an arrow for either Leo or Grimm
With a vibrantly imagined world and characters that leap off the page, Sorcery and Small Magics positively sparkles with wit and charm. It's a light-hearted tale of friendship, forgiveness, magic and love. Much like Doocy's opposites-attract heroes, Leo and Grimm, this book sings, leaving you spellbound and wanting more