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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They take place in Regency England around early ‘s. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

The second book was a vast improvement. Again they work together to discover why magicians in London are losing their magic. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. This was one quirky novel, and I thoroughly enjoyed it!

After a certain point I just didn’t care – I didn’t care about the characters, I didn’t care about the story, the magician is just too good and all-knowing. The second story in the set, ‘The Magician’s Ward’, is much more heavy on pf romance, but still involves a high dose of mystery and magic.

Overall, I enjoy the characters. She worked for several years as a financial analyst and accountant, first with the Minnesota Hospital Association, then with B.

A Matter of Magic

Kim is an orphan who has been living disguised as a boy on the streets of London. Jul 31, Hannah rated it really liked it Shelves: 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 train her as his apprentice. Of course this is a YA novel, but Off found the mystery more complex than i would have expected, even in the second reading as an adult before payricia a teenager.


It was just soooo boring to me and hard to read. All of these people are thrown together in situations where the funny ones say funny things and the scary ones say scary things, and the doltish ones say doltish things Until he suggests she become his apprentice; then wreed real trouble begins.

The Reaper Rescues The Genie. I patrlcia down and decided to skim read and then just started skipping whole pages. We appreciate your feedback.

Close Report a review At Kobo, we try to ensure that published reviews do not contain rude or profane language, spoilers, or any of our reviewer’s personal information. A mystery is going on with someone trying desperately to steal something from Mairlon’s family home, and they have to solve it. She is a vegetarian, and currently lives in Minneapolis, Minnesota with her cats, Merlin, Brisen, and Nimue. Karen rated it did not like it Apr 07, Making magic commonplace in Regency England comes naturally for her.

It is fun to think of these authors working together.

A Matter of Magic (Mairelon, #) by Patricia C. Wrede (1 star ratings)

It also patticia less characters to keep track of, which was a relief after the first book. She has no children, but as of this writing, she does have four nieces and four nephews ranging in age from seven months to twelve years old and in geographical location from Maine to Alabama.

Lists with This Book. The first book, Mairelon the Magicianreminds me of the Enchanted Forest chronicles aptricia a terrific little mystery and adventurous romp across the countryside as Mairelon, Kim and Hunch attempts to dodge their pursuers and find the Saltash Set at the same time.


Trivia About A Matter of Magic Refresh and try again. Sobre los personajes, tengo que decir que Mairelon y Kim fueron geniales como principales. The relationship between her and Mairelon grows a lot wrde the two novels, but they retain their awesome dynamic throughout – Kim keeping Mairelon aa of trouble with considerable eye-rolling and exasperation, while Mairelon’s absentminded good-nature is both endearing and amusing.

But when the magician catches her in the act, Kim thinks she’s done for. There are a lot more sophisticated plot devices to advance a story forward. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. I’d read Sorcery and Cecelia or the Enchanted Chocolate Pot and I thought it was kind of cute, so why not try another book by one of the authors? The patficia was just too compl 2.

I thought 4 stars was a happy medium. In order to progress the plot forward, the protagonists were found in repetitive situations of hiding behind a bush, a curtain, a bookcase, etc, to see and hear in the back-throes of other characters’ scheming plans.

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A Matter of Magic by Patricia C Wrede

I thought this book was only slightly better than the first in that I managed to read the matfer thing with out skimming and skipping pages. Maudielove rated it did not like it Jan 09, Oliver and Cecy’s mother died when Cecy was quite young.

There are dinners and shows and coming-out-balls and all that.