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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Patricia Wrede is a master storyteller – it’s virtually impossible not to be swept along with Kim as she gets caught up in Mairelon’s world. She started writing in seventh grade. See all 42 reviews. For the first I desperately wanted to give this four stars, but the ending happened. Most books have something that make them stand out more in good or bad ways! But it didn’t deliver. She can leave the dangers of London and her life as a boy behind and live in the relative safety of a traveling magician’s wagon.

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.

This book is amazing — magic and manners all wrapped up into an amazing package filled with thieves cant and not a single person who is what they seem. Since she actually knew the story, it may well have been so for her. Sadly, the climax took about 50 pages and wasn’t very climactic at all.

A quick, fun read. The protagonist was sympathetic and developed well during the story. Contentious material about living persons that is unsourced or poorly sourced must be removed immediatelyespecially if potentially libelous maician harmful.


Anyway, one night Seth and I were looking for something to read aloud together. In an alternate Regency, Kim is scouting out a wagon where an itinerant magician is performing his tricks.

Patricia Wrede

Inshortly before her fifth book was published, she became a full-time writer. Starscape April 15, Language: Sep 08, Matilde Damkier rated it really liked it Shelves: But something in me bristles at the idea of writing a combined review for two books, so logging separate editions it is!

I think if I read this book years ago I would have enjoyed it more.

That bothered me a bit. I also finished it in the same day I started reading it–even if it was short–I didn’t do any of my homework, which is going to take another hour at least, and it’s already 2: Just write it and I will buy it.

We wanted to hurry and get our stuff done for the day so we could read the book together! The mixture of adult writing and young adult adventure just doesn’t work as well in a realistic setting as it does in Wrede’s Enchanted Forest books. Jul 03, Suzanne Vincent rated it it was ok.

Until he suggests she become his apprentice. And then they all Scooby Doo-ed. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. Most of this book was like watching a comedic soap opera happening where you love to make fun of the characters.

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If you want to force a particular order, use the character to divide the number and the descriptor. Wrede, it feels a bit like Once she knows how long he is out, she goes inside to check what he’s got, a spying mission a real toff sent her on.

Typo p “more that a little bit on the go” should be “than”. C to be taken on as an apprentice were pretty thin.


Patricia Collins Wrede was born in Chicago, Illinois and is the eldest of five children. A timeline and short world history at the end of Shadows over Lyra ties everything together and answers a lot of questions.

Regency Magic — Mairelon

Kim isn’t above a bit of breaking-and-entering. A trilogy narrated by Eff Rothmer, the “thirteenth child” of the opening book title. Please try again later. Your use of the site and services is subject mgician these policies and terms. A Matter of Magic by Patricia C. Not exactly what I was expecting, but well done a I have to say, I was pleasantly surprised.

I also, if you recall, asked how you found this place and what you intend to do here, and you haven’t told me that, either. She has published twelve and a half books: Totally fun and a fairly quick read.

This book felt so thoroughly mediocre. Whereupon the wizard takes her on, over the servant’s objection there are hints later that he’s trying to atone, but nothing much comes of thatand sends her back to report on what she found.

The speech of the ‘gentry’ was also well put together and I lov Surprisingly good. But then said urchin never does anything. So, the Dummies guides are a series of works. A good rule of thumb is that series have a conventional name and are intentional creationson the part of the author or publisher.

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