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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Like, Regency era with magic! If the series has an order, add a number or other descriptor in parenthesis after the series title eg. The twist at the end for Kim wasn’t much of a surprise. I look forward to her chaperone role to come, her oolala influence on Kim’s cant.

This is th nicely written story and like popcorn, I couldn’t put it down. Retrieved from ” https: Not a perfect story, a bunch of characters were introduced all at once which Magiican found confusing and the reason for the M. I read this book on a lark, hoping to finish all I can by this child-hood favorite author.

Refresh and try again. I wish the early part of their trip had been expanded a little and actually made use of the interesting premise. Done in the time when thf and gas lights magican still around, really seems more like a good historical book than a fantasy. For the first time in a while, I was actually skimming the pages instead of chewing over the words in my mind.


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. Amazon Restaurants Food delivery from local restaurants. One of my all time favorite books from Wrede, I keep this one constantly loaded on my nook.

It is a lighthearted read with plenty of things to make you laugh especially from around chapter twenty on. Maybe the second book will build it up more and make me claw my face off with romantic feelings, but.

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In fact, how magic is treated in the worlds, history, etc. I desperately wanted to give this four stars, but the ending happened. Andrew had only been mgaician 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.

When he catches her in the act, Kim thinks she’s done for.

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For the first I desperately wanted to give this four stars, but the ending happened. YA fantasy is really hit or miss magiciian me Archived from the original on October 22, Having grown up a waif in the dirty streets of London-disguised as a boy!


What’s the Magicjan o A lot of the background involving 19th Century England socially and especially in terms of occult theory probably is not going to make a ton of sense to younger readers.

So, ” 0 prequel ” sorts by 0 under magicizn label “prequel. 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: Maybe she’s just not cut out for mystery.

I’m so glad I was able to pick up both books at the library, so I can turn right around and read the second one! Ms Wrede keeps us all on our toes and sorts it all out in the end. Mass Market Paperback Verified Purchase.

I read this as part of the A Matter of Magic set, which has this and the next book in 1 volume; since I’m not done reading A Matter of Magic, and don’t know when I’ll get back to it, I’ll just talk about this individually for now. Paperbackpages.