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Editorial Reviews. Review. “ Delightful. Will charm readers.” —Publishers Weekly on Mairelon Twitter Pinterest. Kindle App Ad. Look inside this book. A Matter of Magic: Mairelon and The Magician’s Ward by [Wrede, Patricia C. Patricia Collins Wrede is an American author of fantasy literature. She is . the Magician and Magician’s Ward; A Matter of Magic () — paperback omnibus of Mairelon the Magician and Magician’s Ward. Title: A Matter of Magic (comprising previously published novels Mairelon the Magician and The Magician’s Ward). Author: Patricia C. Wrede.

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Heyer could be sophisticated, charming, and romantic — as can Patricia Wrede; but when she tries to put a dozen characters into a situation with all sorts of absurd things happening and lines that try a little too hard to be hilarious, then the work This book tried to be one thing too many, and as a consequence, didn’t excel at the things it should have been doing. Magic and ball dresses, courtship and magic sucking spells create an unusual mix.

Maudielove rated it did not like it Jan 09, I didn’t really understand where it was going, and I definitely wasn’t expecting Wrede’s use of farce. The only thing i could have asked for is more: You can remove the unavailable item s now or matic automatically remove it at Checkout.

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Kim soon finds herself entangled with murderers, thieves, and cloak-and-dagger politics, all while trying to learn how to become both a proper lady and a magician in her own right. Understandably, the plight of a London Street Urchin didn’t change awfully between one century and the next, but the author might have done a little more work to make her setting plain rather than recounting the whole of the Dictionary of Thieves’ Cant she clearly inhaled during the research process.


As a whole, it was fun, sweet, and flirty.

Patricia received her M. Retrieved from ” https: Author recaps too much, I already know because I just read it! All that said, it wasn’t bad at all; I don’t feel cheated for having picked it up, paid for it, and read it, and while I might not read it again, I’ll probably find someone who’ll like it well enough on my holiday list. Her interests include sewing, embroidery, desultory attempts at gardening, chocolate, not mowing the lawn, High Tea, and, of course, reading.

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There was plenty of action, we got to know a hell of a lot more about the magic system, and I actually chuckled a few times. They work together to solve a mystery.

Dalton Booksellers, and finally at the Dayton Hudson Corporation headquarters. Dj rated it did not like it Dec 18, Feb magjc, Anali rated it really liked it. I liked how the plot in this story was a little more complex than that in the first book, when we were meeting 50 different characters to just find a silver magical platter.

A Matter of Magic

The relationship between her and Mairelon grows a lot throughout the two novels, but they patricua their awesome dynamic throughout – Kim keeping Mairelon out of trouble with considerable eye-rolling and exasperation, while Mairelon’s absentminded good-nature is both endearing and amusing. My biggest complaint about this part was the number of people involved.

But then there was a shoehorned romance that went from 0 to “we’re getting married” in like a chapter. Our hero, Mairelon, is falsely accused of the theft, and hides from the patriciw while trying to find the items and clear his name – pretty standard stuff.


She finished it five years later and started her second book at once, having become permanently hooked on writing by this time.

To ask other readers questions about A Matter of Magicplease sign up. Sobre los personajes, tengo que decir que Mairelon y Kim fueron geniales como principales.

The mystery would have made much more sense, and would have actually seemed like something to care about, if the mather was from Mairelon’s POV. Marivl rated it did not like it Jan 08, I think I preferred the adventure of the first one slightly, but watching Kim navigate her way amongst the members of the ton is also a lot of fun.

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The magic is also a lot of fun! Want to Read saving…. I enjoyed these books much better, but if I was judging the author just based on ‘Thirteenth Child’, I might not have picked up this set. My eyes glazed over for most of the final scene, being completely unable to f Since the book is in two parts, so should my review be.

I had problems with the cockney for lack of a better term some characters spoke, especially since certain terms or phrases no longer in general usage kept showing up in nearly every conversation.