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5 Books Featuring Fantasy Clergy

In my previous novels Sorcery of Thorns and An Enchantment of Ravens, I shied away from addressing religion in the worldbuilding. I felt that if I did choose to explore faith in a fantasy setting, I would prefer to do so thoughtfully, as a centerpiece of the world—and in a way that allowed me to work the setting’s magic system into the religious hierarchy. I finally had the chance to do this with Vespertine, a book I like to pitch (thankfully not to my publisher’s total horror) as “medieval Venom starring a nun and a ghost.”

Vespertine is about a young woman training to be a nun who awakens an ancient undead spirit bound to a saint’s relic, and wields its staggering destructive power to battle the Dead. Here are five of my favorite books featuring fantasy clergy that inspired me while writing it, their premises combining religion, magic, and death.

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Read an Excerpt From Vespertine, a New YA Fantasy From Margaret Rogerson

The dead of Loraille do not rest…

From Margaret Rogerson, author of Sorcery of Thorns and An Enchantment of Ravens, comes a YA fantasy about a teen girl with mythic abilities who must defend her world against restless spirits of the dead. We’re thrilled to share an excerpt from Vespertine, publishing October 5th with Margaret K. McElderry Books.

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