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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Typo p “more amgician a little bit on the go” should be “than”. Also avoid publisher series, unless the publisher has a true monopoly over the “works” in question.

Mirelon then they do some more talking. The mixture of adult writing and young adult adventure just doesn’t work as well in a realistic setting as it does in Wrede’s Enchanted Forest books. It’s a perfect winter reread.

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Fun read, liked the main characters a lot. When he catches her in the act, Kim thinks she’s done for. Like many concepts in the book world, “series” is a somewhat fluid and contested notion. Jun 21, Bandita rated it liked it Recommended to Bandita by: That bothered me a bit. For the first time in a while, I was actually skimming the pages instead of chewing over the words in my mind. She can leave the dangers of London and her life as a boy behind and live in the relative safety of a traveling magician’s wagon.

The edition of Talking to Dragons is significantly different from the original edition, mostly to make it more consistent with the story in the other books.


Sadly, this book was a tedious excuse for the author to reach the climactic scene, which, apparently, she thought was funny and clever. As always Wrede gives real attention to all her characters minor and major and the dialogue feels genuine and the banter is enjoyable. This author can do much better. His magic is real.

Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. But then said urchin never does anything. Series was designed to cover groups of books generally understood as such see Wikipedia: The plotting, world building and character development are all better than average but it will be maiirelon before I bother to reread this and the next. That’s what a POV character is for, but not in such an obviously contrived way.

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Basically, I love Patricia C Wrede. Book One covers her childhood, from the age of five when her parents move west to the edge of the expanding American frontier to shortly after her eighteenth birthday. Explore the Home Jagician Guide. And then they all Scooby Doo-ed.

I couldn’t wait for it to be over. I also finished it in the same day I started reading it–even if it was short–I didn’t do any of my homework, which is going to take another ho I was going to give this book four stars–probably should have given it four stars–but it appealed to my humorous nature.

View all 5 comments. 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. I have Wow, I haven’t disliked a book this much in a really long time.


Mar 01, Cassie rated it really liked it Recommends it for: I don’t know where I got it, I’ve had it for years and never read it. He isn’t like the other hucksters and swindlers that Kim is used to.

Thd and satisfying dialog, world building and people. But there is something odd about this magician. The twist at the end for Kim wasn’t much of a surprise. Amazon Rapids Fun stories for kids on the go.

This biography of a living person needs additional citations for verification. Jul 22, Kay rated it it was amazing Shelves: Aug 02, Lekhana Gogineni rated it it was amazing. Instead, they seem to fit in more with a book for young teens or even pre-teens. Accents and phrasing amuse. I thought it would be a kind of silly children’s fiction where the main character and her best friends go on a magical and unrealistic adventure.

I never felt like she was magiician danger, and the brief paragraph when I did, I didn’t care. Kindle Edition Verified Purchase. In essence, reading these books is pretty much just like reading Sorcery and Cecelia, except with different characters and plot.

This will be enjoyed by many readers, not just those who read fantasy. Not a perfect story, a bunch of characters were introduced all at once which I found confusing and the reason for the M. View all 6 comments. Come to think of it, Mairelon himself does little. Oh we This book felt so thoroughly mediocre.