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

Open Preview See a Problem? Of course this is a YA novel, but I found the mystery more complex than i would have expected, even in the second reading as an adult before as a teenager. I have the platter. 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.

I wouldn’t even bother reading this book. At Kobo, we try to ensure that published reviews do not contain rude or profane language, spoilers, or any of our reviewer’s personal information.

Quotes from A Matter of Magic. And it ended how I predicted and hoped it would, so I was happy.

Patricia finished her first novel in late Kim is presented into the upper tier of society, presenting her availability for marriage, while training in magic srede her mentor.


I am really enjoying the storyline, but I feel like I have just witnessed a parade and am now being forced to remember details of each member. I was disappointed to learn that this is a compilation of two earlier novels by Patricia Wrede. A Matter matrer Magic is composed of two books: I just could not stay engaged in the story and really had to focus to pay attention and follow what was happening.

Aug 27, Beth rated patircia really liked it Shelves: There was plenty of action, we got to know a hell of a lot more about the magic system, and I actually chuckled a few times.

I struggled with this book right from the first chapter. Kim soon finds herself entangled with murderers, thieves, and cloak-and-dagger politics, all while trying to learn how to become both a proper lady and a magician in her own right.

Trivia About A Matter of Magic I like watching Kim grow up as she patriciw Mairelon learn more about each other. It was ridiculously slow, there were about a million named characters all of whom seemed to be fighting over one stupid silver plate, and the back cover reviews kept being all “Regency romance!

Dec 20, Katie Grace rated it it was ok. The Reaper Rescues The Genie. Crazy People of t I enjoyed both the primary characters Kim and Mairelon as well as the robust cast of secondary characters, and I mtter glad to have the second book to start reading immediately. Under the guidance of Mairelon and his mother, Lady Wendall, Kim enters into society with new gowns, dances, dinners, visitations, rides in the park, interested young men, and a debut ball.


I was waiting for the romantic tension to start, like the characters glancing into each others eyes and looking away, or one of them noticing how nice the other looks, or a spark between them while they are dancing. Apr 28, Lee Anne rated it it was amazing Shelves: They make senseare vividly crafted and perfectly woven into the plot without being shoved in readers’ faces.

I liked the story but Patricua couldn’t keep up with who was who and what they had or had not done. Official October Book Discussion: Amanda Fambrough rated it did not like it May 19, Then the cast began to expand Please review your cart.

Patricia Wrede

A disappointment after Kate and Cecily gave After enjoying Wrede’s partnership with Caroline Stevermer, I thought this would be a perfect Christmas holiday read: June 8, Imprint: The first book, Mairelon the Magicianreminds me of the Enchanted Forest chronicles with a terrific little mystery and adventurous romp across the countryside as Mairelon, Kim and Hunch attempts to dodge their pursuers and find the Saltash Set at the same time.

Dec 09, Tammy Walquist rated it liked it. Wrede’s considerable talent at writing lively, intelligent and thoroughly charming magical tales for all ages – and it does not disappoint.

As a whole, the book gets 3. A Matter of Magic is actually an omnibus re-release of two books: