Book review: Hokum fantasy is no spellbinder, but a charming romp all the same

Emma Törzs’ debut novel

Emma Törzs draws readers into a fantasy world of magic, mystery and power in Ink Blood Sister Scribe. Picture: Maxwell Collyard

There’s magic everywhere if we would but take time to notice; your child’s smile, the unfathomable effect of music, or something as simple as the joyous explosion of a raindrop.

If, however, you’re after something a little less lyrical and a bit more hocus-pocus then this debut novel by Emma Törzs may be one for you.

Ink Blood Sister Scribe has more ‘hey presto!’ high jinks than a Keith Barry show. Although it’s based in ...