Editorial Reviews. From Publishers Weekly. This delightful romp is set in an alternate Regency A Matter of Magic: Mairelon and The Magician’s Ward. Patricia. Mairelon the Magician is a fantasy novel by Patricia C. Wrede, set in a version of Regency England with wizards. Kim, a street urchin, attempts to rob a . Patricia Collins Wrede is an American author of fantasy literature. She is known for her . Mairelon the Magician (); Magician’s Ward (); Magic and Malice () — omnibus of Mairelon the Magician and Magician’s Ward; A Matter of.
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At least the actual ending after the loooong conversations was actually decent, with Kim finding out she could learn magic um, yeah, we knew that from beginning, big surprise. Retrieved 27 February I’ve loved Ms Wrede since I read the Enchanted Mxirelon Chronicles, and I’ve made it my mission to read every book by her, whether or not it sounded like something I would enjoy.
Despite the ending, I did enjoy most of the book, and Kim and Mairelon were definitely worth it. At times this book was so damn funny I’d have to stop reading and laugh for a solid ten minutes before I started again. Magiciian and James Wrede were married in ; they divorced in Which kind of really bothers me because she’s his ward.
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Mairelon is excellent, though I haven’t decided whether or not it’s cliche. But the Loeb Classical Library is a series of editions, not of works. C to be taken on as an apprentice were pretty thin. Andrew had only been a throwaway line before, so I really didn’t feel the impact of his brother’s betrayal, nor see any lingering effect of it on Mairelon.
But Wrede does not believe in talking down to her younger readers, so expect mabician serious themes and situations. Mar 13, Maren rated it did not like it Shelves: Since she actually knew the story, it may well have been so for her.
She finished it five years later and started her second book at once, having become permanently hooked on writing by this time.
Which ones are the villans? And Jon Aberwhatever was not a comical figure. Quotes from Mairelon the Magi She started writing in seventh grade. I desperately wanted to give this four stars, but the ending happened.
The plotting, world building and character development are all better than average but it will be awhile before I bother to reread this and the next. No No E’s not because I have snuck mmairelon on him and now I will get the platter instead! The authors tell these stories from the first-person perspectives of cousins Kate and Cecelia and, in the third book, two additional characterswho recount their adventures in magic and polite society.
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But something in me bristles at the idea of writing a combined review for two books, so logging separate editions it is! The protagonist was sympathetic and developed well during the story.
This was not it at all however. I’ll try to review this in full later, but for now: They eavesdrop a magiclan. Amazon Advertising Find, attract, and engage customers. As the books are only loosely connected, they may be read in any order, though order of publication is probably preferable.
But it never really sparked for me. The speech of the ‘gentry’ was also well put together and I loved the conversations, so witty. I’m pretty sure that EVERY character in the book was gathered in 1 room, and all under suspicion, at one point. The leads never really did anything, besides be in the right place at the right time, and pass messages back and forth. I have to say, I was pleasantly surprised. Inshortly before her fifth book was published, she became a full-time writer.
PW called this tale of an magicizn Regency England, where a royal college of wizards flourishes and the government includes a minister of wizardry, “a delightful romp.