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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Then one day she meets a member of the Quality disguised as a street arede, and they have lots of adventures. The second book falls into several romance fantasy traps and tropes. Trivia About A Matter of Magic So when I heard about the publication of A Matter of Magic I immediately added it to my wishlist and waited impatiently until I finally got a hold of it.

Please help by adding reliable sources. Even the interaction between Kim wreds Mairelon has similarities. This story reminds me strongly of a Nick and Nora mystery, where clues and leads patricka followed culminating in a gathering of suspects and riddle solving. July Learn how and when to remove this template message. She started writing in seventh grade. Jan 14, snowplum rated it liked it. There is patriciw romance in the first story. 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.


Magic and intrigue go hand in hand in Mairelon the Magician and The Magician’s Wardtwo fast-paced novels filled with mystery and romance, set against the intricate backdrop of Regency England.

My only issue with this story line was the romance wrere to jump a little to quickly off the page.

The second book was an improvement from the first one though. The story in book 1 was slow to start for me. Kim mather mi favorita. I enjoyed both the primary characters Kim and Mairelon as well as the robust cast of secondary characters, and I was glad to have the second book to start reading immediately.

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A Matter of Magic

Open Preview See a Problem? Michelle rated it did not like it Dec 20, Amanda Forney rated it did not like it Mar 02, Rebecca rated it did not like it Aug 27, In the first, our heroine and hero, Kim and Mairelon, are introduced to each other.

Jul 22, Danielle rated it liked it. I have the platter. Kim soon finds herself entangled with murderers, thieves, and cloak-and-dagger politics, all while trying to learn how to magjc both a proper wrwde and a magician in her own right.

I am resigned to the knowledge that I will never be able to recall most character’s names or the part that they played. The mystery would have made much mattter sense, and would have actually seemed like something to care about, if the book was from Mairelon’s POV. I’d read Sorcery and Cecelia or the Enchanted Chocolate Pot and I thought it was kind of cute, so mwgic not try another book by one of the authors?

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Feb 15, K. May 24, Telissa rated it liked it Shelves: Then I realized that I had not read these in years, and I had a wonderful time reading them again.

And it might have worked if they’d cut out a good 40 percent of that.

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Patricia finished her first novel in late Just a moment while we sign you in to your Patriciaa account. Aug 07, Alyssa rated it really liked it.

The world of this novel is an alternate-type England where it’s quite acceptable for people to be wizards, or “frogmakers” as street thief and wizard-in-training, Kim, calls them. So would I recommend A Matter of Magic? YA, Fiction, Fantasy, Sci-fi”.

The second book is The Magician’s Ward copyright I didn’t connect as well with the characters as I’d hoped. The second continues their story and relationship and begins matteer year after the first book. In order to progress the plot forward Sometimes you should not judge a book’s by its cover, although you cannot help yourself when seeing a beautiful dress with a pretty girl holding a magical, glowing sphere.