Mairelon the Magician
Kim doesn't hesitate when a stranger offers her a small fortune to break into the travelling magician's wagon in search of a silver bowl. Kim isn't above a bit of breaking-and-entering. Having grown up a waif in the dirty streets of London-disguised as a boy!-has schooled her in one hard lesson:... show more
Kim doesn't hesitate when a stranger offers her a small fortune to break into the travelling magician's wagon in search of a silver bowl. Kim isn't above a bit of breaking-and-entering. Having grown up a waif in the dirty streets of London-disguised as a boy!-has schooled her in one hard lesson: steal from them before they steal from you. But there is something odd about this magician. He isn't like the other hucksters and swindlers that Kim is used to. When he catches her in the act, Kim thinks she's done for.Until he suggests she become his apprentice. Kim wonders how tough it could be faking a bit of hocus pocus.But Mairelon isn't an act. His magic is real.
Format: mass market paperback
Publish date: April 15th 2002
Pages no: 288
Edition language: English
Series: Mairelon (#1)
How have I not written a review for one of my favorite books of all time?!? I love the characters from the street thief Kim to frustratingly loveable Mairelon to propriety-minded Hunch. It's a fantastic tale of a street thief in Regency England that is filled with magic, wizards, theft, and druids.
I'll try to review this in full later, but for now:I read this as part of the A Matter of Magic set, which has this and the next book in 1 volume; since I'm not done reading A Matter of Magic, and don't know when I'll get back to it, I'll just talk about this individually for now.Basically, I love P...
I'd give this a 3.5, really. It would have been a solid four, but for the final few chapters and a few other details.Patricia Wrede's style was quick and lively, which was good, but the promising beginning was bogged down with far too many characters to keep track of towards the end (some of them en...
This one felt like a cozy mystery with fantasy elements. Different than I expected, but good. A fun, quick read. The characters were great, and I was rooting for Kim the whole way through. I'll be checking out the next one, The Magician's Ward.
This book is one of my main comfort reads. The writing is a little rough in patches (you can tell this is one of Wrede's earlier books), but Kim's voice is so fantastic that it lives in my head for days after I finish reading it, and Mairelon's character is adorably exasperating. They're one of my f...