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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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Come to think of it, Mairelon himself does little. A good rule of thumb is that series have a conventional name and are intentional creations magiciian, on the part of the author or publisher.

Jul 03, Suzanne Vincent rated it it was ok. I desperately wanted to give this four stars, but the ending happened. Customers who viewed this item also viewed.

In some ways this book is written for young teens, and in some ways it is written for older teens, and in some ways it is written for adults. magiciah

Regency Magic — Mairelon

These books share a common setting on a world named Lyraand are listed here in order of publication. But it was like some weird glitch, or something, because aside from that and my sometimes-irritation at the slangI really enjoyed this. Mairelon, the other “main” character seemed a bit perfect but at least had I loved the Dragon series by Wrede, and I was hoping the same kind of wit and charm those books had would be brought to this novel.

Which is probably more unforgiving than a young adult book would be, but really. It takes a bit of the joy away from a book when you have to re-read sentences to try and figure out what the fudge the main charact Wow, this book In some cases, as with Chronicles of Narniadisagreements about order necessitate the creation of more than one series.


That bothered me a bit. When he catches her in the act, Kim thinks she’s done for. Aug 02, Lekhana Gogineni rated it it was amazing.

It doesn’t take Kim long to realize that Mairelon is as familiar with living in mairrelon as she is. Books by Patricia C. Why doesn’t he shoot one or two or ten of them? Whereupon the wizard takes her on, over the servant’s objection there are hints later that he’s trying to atone, but nothing much comes of thatand sends her back to report on what she found. Retrieved from ” https: Well, they listen, frightened, mairelln about a second, then they atart arguing again.

There’s a problem loading this menu right now. Do much of the story is about the old guy Mairelon anyway, and I wish the mzgician was actually about the main character instead. A lot of her action rhe overhearing long conversations from characters she generally had no connection with. Mairelon and The Magician’s Ward. Amazon Rapids Fun stories for kids on the go.

Regency era from the perspective of a female London street urchin turned magician’s apprentice. I wish the early part of their trip had been expanded a little and actually made use of the interesting premise.

Jun 21, Bandita rated it liked it Recommended to Bandita by: Fun all the same.

Regency Magic — Mairelon – Patricia C. Wrede

I also, if you recall, asked how you found this place and what you intend to do magkcian, and you haven’t told me that, either. I didn’t like that Kim still believed that Marielon would’t want her around at the end of the book.

Unfortunately, this is a somewhat forgettable book as a few days after reading it I can no longer recall much detail. A train of wannabe light-fingers troop through dark library “better than a Drury Lane” comic farce, as is the hostage shoot-out magiciab where all converge, disguises fall, mystery solved. Sadly, the climax took about 50 pages and wasn’t very climactic at all. Avoid matician that cross authors, unless the authors were or became aware of the series identification eg.


I’ll probably read the sequel because, again, it’s a combined edition, and it sounds like I might like that one more plot-wise. I think if I read this book years ago I would have enjoyed it more.

If you want to force a particular order, use the character to divide the number and the descriptor. Enter the name of the series to add the book to it. When he catches her in the act, Kim thinks she’s done for. Amazon Advertising Find, attract, and engage customers. The last three are set in the same time period but different nations while the first two are mairelo widely apart chronologically and happen well before the events of the last three.

A girl who stays disguised as a boy on the hard streets of London, a magician who is sort-of not-really on the run, and his loyal servant who has no qualm about speaking his mind, and an entire book littered with thieves’ cant and interesting turns of phr I’ve loved Ms Wrede since I read the Enchanted Forest Chronicles, and I’ve made it my mission to read every book by her, whether or not it sounded like something I would enjoy.

Jun 13, Lucy rated it it was amazing Shelves: Together, they foil plots and generally get into trouble. Wrede’s confection will charm readers. It seems that Wrede rewrote the ghe for the omnibus, but this is not actually noted anywhere in the book itself. I liked the book, but adults should really try the Enchanted Forest series first.

That may sound strange, but I’ve read way too many books where the bad guys were just bad and that was all. Ms Wrede keeps us all on our toes and sorts tbe all out in the end.