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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Patricia Wrede

Nov 20, Simcha Lazarus rated it it was ok. The story itself reminded me vaguely of the Sherlock Holmes movies, because there was all these quick talking British people explaining everything they found out the entire way through. Amanda Forney rated it did not like it Mar 02, Patricia finished her first novel s late 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.

After enjoying Wrede’s partnership with Caroline Stevermer, I thought this would be a perfect Christmas holiday read: A mystery is going on with someone trying desperately to steal something from Mairlon’s family home, and they have to solve it.

I had to change my rating because I probably would give Book 1 by itself three stars, and Book 2 a 4.

A Matter of Magic by Patricia C Wrede

Crazy People of t Books by Patricia C. The bowl, as it happens, is part of a set, along with a platter and two balls, which can work a powerful spell, and Mairelon, the absent-minded young wizard, has been framed for the theft of the platter. From a High Tower. 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.


Harmony Jacoby rated it did not like it Mar 21, I enjoyed book one but I liked book two even more. A Matter of Magic 25 4 Jan 18, Marivl rated it did not like it Jan 08, Mairelon takes Kim under his wing to help him solve a crime he was falsly accused of.

Would you like us to take another look at this review? She has published twelve and a half books: I know that people always talk about “new magic systems” and so on, but one doesn’t always have to reinvent the wheel. All that said, it wasn’t bad at all; I don’t feel cheated for having picked it up, paid for it, and read it, and while I might not read it again, I’ll probably find someone who’ll like it well enough on my holiday list.

The romance in the book was not heaps as well and it was fine but it only started when it got to the endish of the book.

Again, the farce elements were very well-done and even felt more believable than in Book 1. The magic is also a lot of fun! I’d read Sorcery and Cecelia or the Enchanted Chocolate Pot and I thought it was kind of cute, so why not try another book by one of the authors? Wrede, for two jobs well done! Making magic commonplace in Regency England comes naturally for her. Brewer rated it did not like it.

After a certain point I just didn’t care – I didn’t care about the characters, I didn’t care about the story, the magician is just too good and all-knowing. Lists with This Book. Mairelon or Richard Merrill as he is known in polite society becomes her guardian, and they are now living in London, where the Season is about to begin.

She began work on her first novel, Shadow Magic, just after graduating from college in Until he suggests she become his apprentice; then the real trouble begins. The second book was a bit more interesting, this time taking place in Regency London. The plot is still relatively convoluted for this genre, but I found it interesting and not too difficult to follow. The book is like a Georgette Heyercomplete with earls, reticules and romance, with the addition of magic.


Then everything became clearer.

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The first one was My eyes glazed over for most of the final scene, being completely unable to follow what was happening. Michelle rated it did not like it Dec 20, They make senseare vividly crafted and perfectly woven into the plot without being shoved in readers’ faces.

Return to Book Page. A Matter of Magic 25 4 Jan 18, I do think there mattee some good characters and world-building here. Magic and ball maic, courtship and magic sucking spells create an unusual mix.

They take place in Regency England around early ‘s.

Having grown up a waif in the dirty streets of London, Kim isn’t abov. It is usually marketed for young adults. Other books in the series. Aug 11, Angela James rated it really liked it Shelves: It seems that Wrede rewrote the story for the omnibus, but this is not actually noted anywhere in the book itself. The story was OK, but didn’t really rise above any of the other books with similar plots. In other projects Wikimedia Commons. She finished it five years later and started her second book at once, having become permanently hooked on writing by this time.