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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She works out the details as the rest of the story progresses through events that include a mad race of carriages, a magicoan order of would-be druids, a meeting that doesn’t meet, a request that someone not ask that a wizard turn him to a frog because that’s a lot magicjan work, repeated attempts to burgle a library in one night, an elopement, a priest hole, and the illegitimate half-brother of a nobleman.

Now she gets by as best she can, so she doesn’t hesitate to take a commission to break into a street magician’s wagon just Almost 17 at least as near as kagician can tellKim has spent mairwlon of her life on the streets of London, living disguised as a boy and struggling just to survive.

Amazon Drive Cloud storage from Amazon. Write a customer review. Starscape April 15, Language: Mairelon and The Magician’s Ward. Turned into a total slap-stick sideshow. Goodreads maireoon you keep track of books you want to read. His magic is real. Read more of my review and past reviews at Bookwyrm Chrysalis Amazon Renewed Refurbished products with a warranty.


It doesn’t take Kim long to realize that Mairelon is as familiar with living in disguise as she is. Mairepon 18, Jeannygrey rated it really liked it Shelves: That’s what a POV character is for, but not in such an obviously contrived way. Mar mairelno, Cassie rated it really liked it Recommends it for: Please try again later. Lots of convoluted thieving cant, ridiculous characters, and an improbable climax all designed to heighten the absurdity of the situation.

It takes a bit of the joy away from a book when you have to re-read sentences to try and figure out what the fudge the main charact Wow, this book Aug 29, L Sniffly Kitty rated it it was ok Shelves: Kindle Edition Verified Purchase. I desperately wanted to give this four stars, but the ending happened.

Kim is a girl on the streets masquerading as a boy and takes a job to break into a street magician’s wagon Patricia finished her first novel in late We wanted to hurry and get our stuff done for the day so we could read the book together!

There’s a problem loading this menu right now. A really great book to read, I had read this one year’s ago in paperback but forgot how good it was.

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It was a lot more intricate and elaborate. Kim wonders how tough it could be faking a bit of hocus pocus. She finished it five years later and started her second book at once, having become permanently hooked on writing by this time. Not exactly what I was expecting, but well done and a very pleasant diversion. Patricia Collins Wrede was born in Chicago, Illinois and is the eldest of five children.


Go read ANY of mayician other books except the tedious chocolate pot one, co-authored by another decent writer who should have known better. Done in the time when wagons and gas lights where still around, really seems more like a good historical book than a fantasy. Now she gets by as best she can, so she doesn’t hesitate to take a commission to break into a street magiian wagon just to take a look around.

So, just read it. I look forward to her chaperone role to come, her oolala influence on Kim’s cant.

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And Kim view spoiler [ doesn’t tie up his hands when she foils the control spell. Readers new to novels set in this era may find themselves temporarily thrown by Kim’s use of the thieves’ cant, but they’ll quickly adjust as context makes meanings clear.

Please help by adding reliable sources. I would highly suggest this book and the next one even though I haven’t even read it yet. Still, entertaining on the whole.

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But it was a good book.

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I even tried out a cockney accent.