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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Please help by adding reliable sources. Kim isn’t above a bit of breaking-and-entering. Top Reviews Most recent Top Reviews. Magickan was just dumb ridiculous. By Jove, that was tedious. Characters that are not cliched saving the world but are just interesting and fun to follow around.

As always Wrede gives real attention to all her characters minor and major and the dialogue feels genuine and the banter is enjoyable. AmazonGlobal Ship Orders Internationally. Archived from the original on October 22, The man who hired her might be a gentry toff and therefore not to be trustedbut he’s offering her the small fortune of five pounds and he hasn’t even asked her to steal anything.

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I wish the early part of their trip had been expanded a little and actually made use of the interesting premise. When he catches her in thf act, Kim thinks she’s done for. Anyway, one night Seth and I were looking for something to read aloud together. It’s a little coincidence-heavy and I feel like I’ve read mairepon too many girl-who-dresses-as-a-boy stories, but I try to give YA more of a pass on those kinds of things.


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Get fast, free shipping with Amazon Prime. I have the platter. I do like Kim and Mairelon, though, and I immensely enjoyed the sequel. There was a problem filtering reviews right now.

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Jul 22, Kay rated it it was amazing Shelves: Her interests include sewing, embroidery, desultory attempts at gardening, chocolate, not mowing the lawn, High Tea, and, of course, reading. Jun 13, Lucy rated it it was amazing Shelves: Published April 15th by Starscape first published April 15th 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.

Now she gets by as best she can, so she doesn’t hesitate to take a commission to break into a street magician’s wagon just to take a look around. Kate’s favorite cousin, Cecelia Rushton “Cecy”has been left at home with her brother Oliver and their father, the antiquarian Arthur Rushton, at Rushton Manor. I even tried out a cockney accent. Since she actually knew the story, it may well have been so for her.

Wrede does an excellent job. Despite the ending, I did enjoy most of the book, and Kim and Mairelon were definitely worth it. Done in the time when wagons and gas lights where still around, really seems more like a good historical book than a fantasy.

To Kim’s utter amazement, Mairelon offers to take her on as an assistant. Lists with This Book. A Matter of Magic: Inshortly before her fifth book was published, she became a full-time writer. Mairelon the Magician Series by cover. Oct 22, Amy rated it liked it Shelves: For the first time in a while, I was actually skimming the pages instead of chewing over the words in my mind. Sep 08, Matilde Damkier rated it really liked it Shelves: Too bad the toff didn’t see fit to mention that the the street magician is a real wizard – one who easily sees through her boy’s disguise.


Customers who bought this item also bought. Kate’s parents, George Talgarth and Celia Rushton, have both died at least five years before. It doesn’t take Kim long to realize that Mairelon is as familiar with living in disguise as she is. 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 mgaician the main character had actually just said. Learn more about Amazon Prime.

Which kind of really bothers me because she’s his ward. Return to Book Page. Related places London, England, UK. It is a lighthearted read with plenty of things to make you laugh especially from around chapter twenty on. She finished it five years later and started her second book at once, having become magciian hooked on writing by this time.

These works are unusual in modern fiction in being epistolary novelswritten using the style of the letter game. Explore the Home Gift Guide. Inshortly before the publication of her fifth book, she left the world of the gainfully employed to try winging it on her own.