The Bridge to Magic is well written and draws you in from the start. Well-paced and filled with good character


Bridge to Magic

Sundered Web Book 1

Alex Thornbury

YA Dark Dystopian Fantasy

Royal Dragonfly Award Winner for Science Fiction/Fantasy



is dark fantasy at its best … “
—The Book Commentary


gripping, award-winning debut for lovers of traditional high fantasy,
set in the dying world where humanity is likened to weakness, and the
only path to salvation is the same path which might lead to



The Blight. The end of Mankind. The Bridge that
may be salvation or the final betrayal.


In this grimdark
fantasy, Elika, an orphan on Terren’s streets, hates and fears the
bridge that spans the great chasm to the Deadlands. Like everyone
else, she clings to the hope that purging every lingering echo of
magic from the world can stop the Blight.




she discovers that magic is hiding within her, and through her it
seeks to enact the will of its own. Everything Elika knew about her
past shatters, as long-buried secrets about her true birth emerge.
Accused of being a mage, many doubt her loyalties. Her gang turns
against her. The one man she thought she could trust and love,
abandons her. Elika must soon decide: Either destroy the magic inside
her or cross the bridge to her own uncertain end. But what awaits
them in the Deadlands where the enemy of mankind roams wild? Her
future or her end?


The Bridge to Magic is a story of a life
between two deaths and an impossible choice to make. It is a story of
finding hope, love and survival in a world where none seems


for The Bridge to Magic




magnificent high fantasy debut…stunning page-turner…original,
captivating, and readers may be surprised to find this is the
author’s debut novel. The storyline is absolutely mesmerizing, and
Thornbury has a knack for telling a dark story. And I do mean
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was a really great introduction into the Sundered Web series. Alex is
wonderfully skilled in world building and this book is a prime
example of that. Her wonderful descriptions creates beautiful and
vivid imagery. It’s almost like the reader becomes Elika.”
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is dark fantasy at its best… The more creative descriptions of the
darkness that threatens humanity pull the narrative somewhere between
horror and fantasy… A delightful read with a voice that works and
prose that is bold and enticing. But it is the immersive world of
this creation that will have most readers turning the pages.”
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sensational work of fantasy fiction that will captivate YA readers
and adult fantasy fans alike… An accomplished tale with a
fascinating core concept, great character development, and gorgeous,
spine-tingling dark fantasy styling. A series not to be
.” Readers’
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wonderful fantasy story for teens and adults… The author has a
great imagination and whilst this book is a complete story in itself
I look forward to the sequel.”
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your windows. Draw your curtains. Lit a candle and let the pages suck
you in. This is a gritty chilling, and dark story set in a
fascinating world. The plot has many pleasant twists and the
characters can surprise with unexpected actions that reveal more
about their hearts… Despite all of the desperation the end of the
world brings, there is a sense of beauty and coziness. Occasionally
even humor. And it all creates an engaging balance.” 
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crafted and highly readable… Mesmerising.” 
Prairies Book Review



thought provoking … enchanting novel.” 
Altass – Author of the 



Bridge to Magic is well written and draws you in from the start.
Well-paced and filled with good characters… a quality entry into
the fantasy genre.” 
Warren Freed – Author of 
Lazarus Men


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up in Cheshire UK, and developed a deep love of history and fantasy
thanks to the many castles she visited as a child. Though she grew up
to be an Alchemist by trade, she never stopped fantasizing about
other worlds, dragons and epic battles. She has abandoned her Alchemy
and potion making career, and is now a full time author of high
fantasy. After all, who does not love to build new worlds and meet
its wondrous inhabitants?

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