Friday, September 25, 2015

Friday 56: Jonathan Strange and Mr. Norrell

Friday 56 is hosted by Freda's Voice.  Click here to join in on the fun.
Rules: Grab a book, any book.
Turn to page 56, or 56% in your eReader.
Find a sentence, or a few, and post it.

This week I'm spotlighting Jonathan Strange and Mr. Norrell by Susanna Clarke.  I'm super excited to be reading this since I absolutely adored the mini-series.  Here's a summary taken from goodreads: 
At the dawn of the nineteenth century, two very different magicians emerge to change England's history. In the year 1806, with the Napoleonic Wars raging on land and sea, most people believe magic to be long dead in England--until the reclusive Mr Norrell reveals his powers, and becomes a celebrity overnight.
Soon, another practicing magician comes forth: the young, handsome, and daring Jonathan Strange. He becomes Norrell's student, and they join forces in the war against France. But Strange is increasingly drawn to the wildest, most perilous forms of magic, straining his partnership with Norrell, and putting at risk everything else he holds dear.
From page 56 of Jonathan Strange and Mr. Norrell:
" '...assures me that he is never to be seen without a mystic robe of midnight blue, adorned with outlandish symbols!' "

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