A Matter of Magic
When a stranger offers her a small fortune to break into a traveling magician’s wagon, Kim doesn’t hesitate. Having grown up a waif in the dirty streets of London, Kim isn’t above a bit of breaking-and-entering. A hard life and lean times have schooled her in one lesson: steal from them before... show more
When a stranger offers her a small fortune to break into a traveling magician’s wagon, Kim doesn’t hesitate. Having grown up a waif in the dirty streets of London, Kim isn’t above a bit of breaking-and-entering. A hard life and lean times have schooled her in one lesson: steal from them before they steal from you. But when the magician catches her in the act, Kim thinks she’s done for. Until he suggests she become his apprentice; then the real trouble begins.Kim soon finds herself entangled with murderers, thieves, and cloak-and-dagger politics, all while trying to learn how to become both a proper lady and a magician in her own right. Magic and intrigue go hand in hand in Mairelon the Magician and The Magician’s Ward, two fast-paced novels filled with mystery and romance, set against the intricate backdrop of Regency England.
Publish date: June 8th 2010
Publisher: Orb Books
Pages no: 448
Edition language: English
Series: Mairelon (#1)
A Matter of Magic is actually two books in one, Mairelon the Magician and The Magician's Ward. I was expecting more of a fantasy when I started this, but it is more of a historical mystery with small elements of historical fantasy and romance. The first book is a mystery surrounding a magical item a...
I still love this book so much! Kim and Mairelon are some of my favorite characters in the history of all time! I can't wait for the next reread!
I enjoyed both of the books in this omnibus edition - Mairelon the Magician and The Magician's Ward - quite thoroughly, having a hard time putting the book (or rather my Kindle) down, although I had to, of course; two books, even if neither overly long on their own, are a bit too much to read in one...
Even though it took me a while to get through these two books I enjoyed every minute. Kim is fantastic and Richard made me laugh a lot. What a sweet ending. I like when my books wrap up nicely after all it is fantasy!
A Matter of Magic by Patricia C. Wrede is actually a duology; it contains Mairelon the Magician and Magician’s Ward. It has been on my radar for quite awhile now because I love the historical fantasy genre. Since I’m currently trying to get some reading done on my Fill in the Gaps challenge, I decid...