#1 NYT bestselling author Pat Wrede returns to Scholastic with an amazing new trilogy about the use of magic in the wild, wild west.Eff was born a thirteenth child. Her twin brother, Lan, is the seventh son of a seventh son. This means he's supposed to possess amazing talent -- and she's supposed... show more
#1 NYT bestselling author Pat Wrede returns to Scholastic with an amazing new trilogy about the use of magic in the wild, wild west.Eff was born a thirteenth child. Her twin brother, Lan, is the seventh son of a seventh son. This means he's supposed to possess amazing talent -- and she's supposed to bring only bad things to her family and her town. Undeterred, her family moves to the frontier, where her father will be a professor of magic at a school perilously close to the magical divide that separates settlers from the beasts of the wild. With wit and wonder, Patricia Wrede creates an alternate history of westward expansion that will delight fans of both J. K. Rowling and Laura Ingalls Wilder.
Publish date: April 15th 2009
Publisher: Scholastic Press
Pages no: 344
Edition language: English
, Young Adult
, Science Fiction
, Historical Fiction
, Young Adult Fantasy
, Alternate History
Series: Frontier Magic (#1)
A fantastic coming of age story set on the magical frontier. Wrede has created characters and a world that I'm eager to explore, can't wait for more books.Re-read #1 (5/23/12): I had lost track of this series after adoring book one, and the cover reveal for book 3 reminded me that I was much too fa...
I really would have enjoyed this book except for the huge giant elephant in the middle of the room. Eff is an enjoyable narrator, the plot is mostly internal realizations but still good. The actual action of the book is a little too timeline for it to be really enjoyable but as a slice of life type...
This was surprisingly good. Though I really shouldn't be surprised as everything I've read by Patricia Wrede has been excellent. This is the first book of a new series involving magic and magical creatures in the old US while mammoths and wholly rhinoceroses roamed. Eff Rothmer and her family mov...
I really wanted to like this book, and I did enjoy the different systems of magic and so on. But I felt like everything it was trying to do was done better by The Lost Conspiracy–the conflict between groups and especially Eff’s journey. To me, the real solution of the problem was so blindingly obvio...
Fantastic YA Fantasy. A little bit like Little House on the Prairie, but not preachy and with magic. Interesting world-building (an alternate late 1800s America-ish place) with magic, mystical creatures and a girl finding her place. Only its a lot harder for Eff, the dreaded thirteenth child (supers...