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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Mairelon the Magician (Mairelon, #1) by Patricia C. Wrede

Kindle Edition Verified Purchase. But Mairelon isn’t an act. May 20, Karen Keyte rated it really liked it Shelves: For the first I desperately wanted to give this four stars, but the ending happened. This was a fun story and yet, if you are familiar with Patricia C. There were too many characters and I just had no desire to keep track of them.

AmazonGlobal Ship Orders Internationally. And if this toff’s offer turns out to be as twisted as the last, she still has that five pounds to fall back on. I just wished there’d be a little less slang in the speech and writing. The leads never really did anything, besides be in the right place at the right time, and pass messages back and forth. I also, if you recall, asked how you found this place and what you intend to do here, and you haven’t told me that, either. Not a huge deal, but it made a lot of this book feel like setup for the sequel, which I’m not sure I plan to read.

Far too much of the story was just told to the reader, with Kim acting mainly as an observer of bigger events. The plotting, world building and character development are all better than average but it will be awhile before I bother to reread this and the next.


Regency Magic — Mairelon

Since I’m 36, I won’t even try to predict whether teens would like the book. Whereupon the wizard takes her on, over the servant’s objection there are In an alternate Regency, Kim is scouting out a wagon where an itinerant magician is performing his tricks.

In other projects Wikimedia Commons. Despite the ending, I did enjoy most of the book, and Kim and Mairelon were definitely worth it. Patricia and James Wrede were married in ; they divorced in At times this book was so damn funny I’d have to stop reading and laugh for a solid ten minutes before I started again. Mairelon, the other “main” character seemed a bit perfect but at least had I loved the Dragon series by Wrede, and I was hoping the same kind of wit and charm those books had would be brought to this novel.

Aug 29, L Sniffly Kitty rated it it was ok Shelves: No No E’s not because I have snuck up on him and now I will get the platter instead!

Why doesn’t he shoot one or two or ten of them? Please try again later. Right now, I’m bothered.

Your use of the site and services is subject to these policies and terms. A quick, fun read. Based on the setup, I was really expecting Kim to spend at least a little time playing magician’s assistant, but rhe finishing the novel that whole idea felt like an excuse to get her along and teach her some trick knots.

English Choose a language for shopping. Among other things that I just She finished it five years later and started her se Patricia Collins Wrede was born in Chicago, Illinois and is the eldest of five children.

Patricia Wrede – Wikipedia

Consistent and satisfying dialog, world building and people. Her interests include sewing, embroidery, desultory attempts at gardening, chocolate, not mowing the lawn, High Tea, and, of course, reading. Wrede’s confection will charm readers. Explore the Home Gift Guide.


YA fantasy is really hit or miss for me I’m pretty sure that EVERY character in the book was gathered in 1 room, and all under suspicion, at one point. Having grown up a waif in the dirty streets of London-disguised as a boy! The man who hired her might be a gentry toff and therefore not to be trustedbut he’s offering her the small fortune of five pounds and he hasn’t even asked her to steal anything.

Mairelon the Magician

What’s the Name o She is also part of the Liavek shared-world anthology. We had finished reading “These Three Remain” from the Fitzwilliam Darcy series which is totally fun to read out loud, especially if you get your husband involved. She literally just watches mairellon happen. I wish the early part of their trip had been expanded a little and actually made use of the interesting premise. Maybe because too much of the story was about adults; I don’t know why. Sep 08, Matilde Damkier rated it really liked it Shelves: Not a perfect story, a bunch of characters were introduced all at once which I found confusing and the reason for the M.

Turned into a total slap-stick sideshow. We wanted to hurry and get our stuff done for maireon day so we could read the book together! When she tries to open one chest, a ward explodes, and she thinks she should have asked for more money, since she hit on a real wizard.

It was funny and amusing, exciting, and I liked the added vocabulary and their accents so that you can really visualize how they talked and it just felt more realistic.