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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Views Read Edit View history. I didn’t really understand where it was going, and I definitely wasn’t expecting Wrede’s use of farce. See the pretty, pretty cover art? Just something, but unfortunately we get none of that.

Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. We appreciate your feedback. I had a hard time focusing and engaging with the story. Being an extraordinarily unobservant person, I followed along without ever stopping to seriously question the who or where until they were actually presented to me near the end.

A Matter of Magic by Patricia C Wrede

Retrieved 27 February Sobre los personajes, tengo que decir que Mairelon y Kim fueron geniales como principales. Charlotte Lake rated it did not like it Aug 23, The mystery left something to be desired, but the reader is given hints throughout, without ever having the solution handed to them. 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 She began work on her first novel, Shadow Magic, just after graduating from college in Retrieved from ” https: There were A LOT of characters involved in the first book, and sometimes it could be a little confusing.

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Mairelon or Richard Merrill as he is known in polite society becomes her guardian, and they are now living in London, where the Season is about to begin. She thanks Lois Bujold and Caroline Stevermer among many others.

How to write a great review. She finished it five years later and started her se Patricia Collins Wrede was born in Chicago, Illinois and mavic the eldest of five children.

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Inshortly before the publication of her fifth book, she left the world of the gainfully employed to try winging it on her own. Much like the final chase scene in the Pink Panther. Having grown up a waif in the dirty streets of London, Kim isn’t above a bit of breaking-and-entering. Unfortunately, it wasn’t nearly as good as the Chocolate Pot.

Understandably, the plight of a London Street Urchin didn’t change awfully between one century and the next, but the author might have done a little more work to make her setting plain rather than recounting the whole of the Dictionary of Thieves’ Cant she clearly inhaled during the research process.

Oleg Bogatyrevich rated it wdede not like it Nov 24, The romance in the book was ppatricia heaps as well and it was fine but it only started when it got to the endish of the book.

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Kim ends up leaving to journey with the Magician. Caught by Mairelon, the performer, Kim quickly realizes that not only is he a true wizard, but a toff a.

However, on the whole I just thought it was okay. She attended Carleton College in Minnesota, where she majored in Biology and managed to avoid taking any English courses at all.

In this case, finishing up means reading book 2, since it was actually a two-book omnibus. Our hero, Mairelon, is falsely accused of the theft, and hides from the law while trying to find the items and clear his name – pretty standard stuff. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.

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Grinning in the shadows, grinning to themselves, grinning to put a punctuation to a scene. She began work on her first novel, Shadow Magic, just mafter graduating from college in The second book was a vast improvement.

Feb 08, Miss Clark rated it really liked it Recommends it for: Lover of Thorns and Holy Gods. Want to Read saving…. I typically love Regency pieces, so this was right up my ally. Quotes from A Matter of Magic. Didn’t think this book was absolutely terrible, some parts were good but I felt it had so much detail that I was getting bored during chapters wred wanted to just skip it.

Overall, I enjoy the characters. In comparison, Kim was uninteresting and somewhat bland, lacking the verve and the mischievous likability of Wrede’s other female protagonists. Under the guidance of Mairelon and his mother, Lady Wendall, Kim enters into society with new gowns, dances, dinners, visitations, rides in the park, interested young men, and a debut ball.

Until he suggests she become his apprentice; then the real trouble begins. Lists with This Book.

Joy rated it did not like it Aug 29, Certainly not more than Until he suggests she become his apprentice; then the real trouble begins.

From a High Tower. I’m really good at keeping track of people though, so it really didn’t bother me, especially once I got the hang of who pf who.