A Matter of Magic Paperback – 1 Jul 2010
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Delightful....Will charm readers. --Publishers Weekly on Mairelon the Magician
A successful blend of Regency romance and historical fantasy in this lighthearted romp that should appeal to fans of both genres. --Library Journal on Mairelon the Magician"
About the Author
Patricia C. Wrede lives in Edina, Minnesota.
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A word of warning, though, that this volume is nothing new, but a reprint under one cover of Ms Wrede's two novels about Kim and the magician Mairelon.
I'm not good at summarizing plots, but here goes...
Kim, a London street urchin disguised as a boy, is hired to break into the wagon of Mairelon, a street magician who just so happens to be a real wizard. She is caught and then joins Mairelon and his faithful, but all-too-proper servant, Hunch on a journey through the English countryside to retrieve a magical platter. They become entangled with the 10 or so other people (this includes some Druids-who-aren't-really-Druids) who are also chasing after that platter.
That's only the "Mairelon the Magician" half of this volume. In the second half, "The Magician's Ward", Kim becomes Mairelon's ward and struggles to balance surviving the societal expectations of being a ward of a well-to-do family and dealing with the recent magical skullduggery that is going on in London.
Fans of Wrede and Stevermer's Regency story, "Sorcery and Cecilia", should definitely check this book out. It has the same wit, humor, and feel.Read more ›