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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To see patricix your friends thought of this book, please sign up. The mystery surrounds the disappearance of a magical artifact. The world of this novel is an alternate-type England where it’s quite acceptable for people to be wizards, or “frogmakers” as street thief and wizard-in-training, Kim, calls them.

Of course this is a YA novel, but I found the mystery more complex than i would have expected, even in the second reading as an adult This story reminds me strongly of a Nick and Nora mystery, where clues and leads are followed culminating in a gathering of suspects and riddle solving.

Crazy People of t 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. My eyes glazed over for most of the final scene, being completely unable to follow what was happening. But then there was a shoehorned romance that went from 0 to “we’re getting married” in like a chapter. I was able to read through the second half much faster and make a lot more sense of the story.

Under the guidance of Mairelon and his mother, Lady Wendall, Kim enters into society patrlcia new gowns, dances, dinners, visitations, rides in the park, interested young men, and a debut ball. Lover of Thorns and Holy Gods.

Of course this is a YA novel, but I found the mystery more complex than i would have expected, even in the second reading as an adult before as a teenager. I broke down and decided to skim read and then just started skipping whole pages.


Quotes from A Matter of Magic. She finished it five years later and started her se Patricia Collins Wrede was born in Chicago, Illinois and is the eldest of five children. Mairelon the Magician- 1 star Wow, I haven’t disliked a book this much in a really long time. In it, we meet nobleman Richard Merrill, aka Mairelon, who is in hiding as a traveling magician because he was framed for a crime.

Feb 08, Miss Clark rated it really liked it Recommends it for: And it ended how I predicted and hoped it would, so I was happy. Ambas me han parecido amenas, llenas de magia y con personajes muy interesantes.

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In this case, finishing up means reading book 2, since it was actually a two-book omnibus. The second story is much better paced, after having established the characters and whatnot in the first story, and more particia pays you back for the sluggishness and confusion of the first story.

You can read this item using any of the following Kobo apps and devices: Want to Read saving…. No, cancel Yes, report it Thanks! A trilogy narrated by Eff Rothmer, the “thirteenth child” of the opening book title.

These works are unusual in modern fiction in being epistolary novelswritten using the style of the letter game. She is a vegetarian, and currently lives in Minneapolis, Minnesota with her cats, Merlin, Brisen, and Nimue.

She worked for several years as a financial analyst and accountant, first with the Minnesota Hospital Association, then patricis B. I had to change my rating because I probably would give Book 1 by itself three stars, and Book 2 a 4. Black Thorn, White Rose.

I like watching Kim grow up as she and Mairelon learn more about each other. On top of encountering many dangerous characters, all after the platter for their own various and dishonorable reasons, Mairelon discovers that Kim has the rare ability to feel magic, and he begins to mattwr her as his apprentice.


The title should be at least 4 characters long. Did not even finish it as it frustrated me so much. Aug 11, Angela James rated it really liked it Shelves: Books by Patricia C. The second story is much more Kim’s.

I was not impressed with magical protecting wards or conjured balls of light. Retrieved 27 February But when the magician catches her magter the act, Kim thinks she’s done for.

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I thought this book was only slightly better than the first patrici that I managed to read the entire thing with out skimming and skipping pages. Mairelon the Magician y The Magician’s Ward. The mystery takes a more secondary role, but it still very important to the overall story, which I appreciate.

I really like Kim and Mairelon, and even the menagerie of secondary characters, especially Hunch and Renee. There were a lot of secondary characters and everyone was after the same thing, some set of magic trinkets, that I kept easily getting confused and could not keep straight what character was what and who was good in patriica. Charles Dickens’ Oliver Twist certainly inspired this thieves of London novel, and Patricia Wrede filled the plot with magic. Magic and intrigue go hand in hand in Mairelon the Magician and The Magician’s Wardtwo fast-paced novels filled with mystery and romance, set against the intricate backdrop of Regency England.

Again they work together to discover why magicians in London are losing their magic. I read to around page and then stopped because I realized I was finding excuses to not sit down and read this book. Jan 14, snowplum rated it liked it.