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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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Sep 04, Lindsay rated it really liked it Shelves: At the beginning of the first book, Katherine Talgarth “Kate” and her beautiful younger sister Georgina have been taken by their Aunt Charlotte Rushton from Rushton in Essex to London to experience part of the Season.

The dialog was horrible and page after page was filled with what could have been said in less than one. You’ve successfully reported this review.

Lists with This Book. Continue shopping Checkout Continue shopping. Neither is infused with Wrede’s sense of strong female plucky character and action driven plot.

She is a vegetarian, and currently lives in Minneapolis, Minnesota with her cats, Merlin, Brisen, and Nimue. A peculiar way of incorporating the patriia English accent was actually causing this reader a headache.

Return to Book Page. Is there anyone, or would you rather I turn the lot of them away?

A hard life and lean times have schooled her in one lesson: But in this case, they were wrong! She is a vegetarian and lives in the Twin Cities with two cats. I was waiting for the romantic tension to start, like the characters glancing into each others eyes and looking away, or one of them noticing how nice the other looks, or a spark between them while they are dancing.


Just something, but unfortunately we get none of that. The first book is a mystery surrounding a magical item and while it was a nice read it didn’t really pull me in as much as it could have.

The second novella, The Magician’s Ward, is much more successful as an easily enjoyable read. I really like Kim and Mairelon, and even the menagerie of secondary characters, especially Hunch and Renee. 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 mayter debut ball.

Wree second story is better. Mairelon the Magician y The Magician’s Ward. They work together to solve a mystery.

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 ov good and all-knowing.

I feel really disappointed about that, because the characters and their relationships had huge amounts of potential, but patriciq was never fulfilled. In this case, finishing up means reading magiv 2, since it was actually a two-book omnibus.

In a similar vein, there is a subplot in which Kim has another suitor, and that story is also shortchanged in relation to others. I’m very glad that I heard of and was interested in these books before I read Thirteenth Child. Nov 20, Simcha Lazarus rated it natter was ok.

A Matter of Magic

I felt like the author had come across a short list of low class language of the early 19th 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? I thoroughly enjoyed this book, and I especially found the end of it hard to put down. However, on the whole I just thought it was okay.


Part of what makes Wrede’s books so charming and delightful are the wit and humor of her female protagonists. The ending was sweet and I did like Mairelon and I loved Kim. This is definitely a Georgette Heyer romance novel infused with magic.

I really do like Kim; she’s eminently sensible and practical, intelligent and with a firm moral compass despite her background as a street thief. The Reaper Rescues The Genie. If didn’t connect as well with the characters as I’d hoped. There is no romance in the first story. This story sill centered around a mystery, but there was also a bit of romance involved, and the typical London Season and the manners and social niceties that follow the wred, a ball, teas, etc.

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

Want to Read saving…. When a stranger offers her a small fortune to break into a traveling magician’s wagon, Kim doesn’t hesitate. Charlotte Lake rated it did not like it Aug 23, Maudielove rated it did not like it Jan 09, So this book is actually two relatively short stories, bound into a single volume. I didn’t connect as well with the characters as I This book was first recommended to me on Amazon a couple years ago, and I’ve been excited to read it ever since.

It was an excellent read, and I found the plot to be very satisfying and intriguing. Much like the final chase scene in the Pink Panther.

Amy rated it did not like it Apr 25,