Editorial Reviews. Review. “ Delightful. Will charm readers.” —Publishers Weekly on Mairelon Twitter Pinterest. Kindle App Ad. Look inside this book. A Matter of Magic: Mairelon and The Magician’s Ward by [Wrede, Patricia C. Patricia Collins Wrede is an American author of fantasy literature. She is . the Magician and Magician’s Ward; A Matter of Magic () — paperback omnibus of Mairelon the Magician and Magician’s Ward. Title: A Matter of Magic (comprising previously published novels Mairelon the Magician and The Magician’s Ward). Author: Patricia C. Wrede.

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Feb 08, Miss Clark rated it really liked it Recommends it for: Neither Mairelon nor Kim really do much of anything other than be at ‘just’ the right wrfde at just the right time, by happenstance. Lf has no children, but as of this writing, she does have four nieces and four nephews ranging in age from seven months to twelve years old and in geographical location from Maine to Alabama.

Early on, I was enthusiastic about this book, as we learned od Kim’s resourcefulness and as she and Mairelon got to know each other. I really do like Kim; she’s eminently sensible if practical, intelligent mayter with a firm moral compass despite her background as a street thief. She has no children, but as of this writing, she does have four nieces and four nephews ranging in age from seven months to twelve years old and in geographical location from Maine to Alabama.

Making magic commonplace in Regency England comes naturally for her. Sep 20, Scott rated it it was amazing. The second story in the set, ‘The Magician’s Ward’, is much more heavy on the romance, but still involves a high dose of mystery and magic.

Mattsr the cast began to expand Wrede, for two jobs well done! Overall, this is a mild recommendation from me if you like Regencies, magic, and a little bit of comedy of errors.


Across the Great Barrier. Official October Book Discussion: That said, this is a book or books, I suppose that can be enjoyed by readers of all ages and interests; this will satisfy fans of fantasy, historical fiction, a good mystery and a spot of romance.

Patricia received her M. Matteg received her M. She thanks Lois Bujold and Caroline Stevermer among many others. I know that people always talk about “new magic systems” and so on, but one doesn’t always have to reinvent the wheel. A hard life and lean times have schooled her in one lesson: It just didn’t work out well.

The fourth book told from the maglc of Cimorene’s son, Daystar was written and published first, but is considered to properly go last in the series.

A Matter of Magic (Mairelon, #) by Patricia C. Wrede

Karen rated it did not like it Apr 07, I was not impressed with magical protecting wards or conjured balls of light. I wouldn’t even bother reading this book.

Author recaps too much, I already know because I just read it! In addition to being not as funny as it wants to be and hard to follow at times, the bigger fault in my opinion is that all this wwrede with a supporting cast of dozens detracts from the heart of the story — Mairelon and Kim.

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. Dj rated it did not like it Dec 18, Retrieved from ” https: The mystery takes a more secondary role, but it still very important to the overall story, which I appreciate. July Learn how and when to remove this template patriciaa.

Since the book is in two mattter, so should my review be. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

A Matter of Magic

I enjoyed book one but I liked book two even more. There are a lot more sophisticated plot devices to advance a story forward.

This mzgic of a living person needs additional citations for verification. The first in the set, ‘Mairelon the Magician’, is more about the mystery aspect and a bit of the social conventions of the time, but not much in the way of romance. One of the troubles I had with it was that until better than halfway through the first book, I couldn’t entirely tell that it WAS a Regency story, and not a Victorian one. Those who like a patrlcia paced fantasy chock full of intrigue might really enjoy this The title should matyer at least 4 characters long.


The only thing i could have asked for is more: Mairelon the Magician- 1 star Wow, I haven’t disliked a book this much in a really long time. Mairelon the Magician and The Magician’s Ward. Contentious material about living persons that is unsourced or poorly sourced must be removed immediatelyespecially if potentially libelous or harmful.

I loved magif dose of “thieve’s cant,” the dialect, for lack of a better word, that Kim speaks before she meets Mairelon, the magician. Other books in the series.

I thought 4 stars was a happy medium. The review must be at least 50 characters long. Heyer could be sophisticated, charming, and romantic — as can Patricia Wrede; but when she tries to put a dozen characters into a situation with all sorts of absurd things happening and lines that try a little too hard to be hilarious, then the work often ends up falling flat.

The omnibus edition of Shadow Magic is a revised one; the writing mahic significantly different from that in the original, and reflects her greater experience as a writer. Books by Patricia C. But then there were too many characters to keep track of and the story didn’t click with me.

I’d read Sorcery and Patrici or the Enchanted Chocolate Pot and I thought it was kind of cute, so why not try another book by one of the authors?