A Matter of Magic by Patricia Wrede

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When a stranger offers her a small fortune to break into a traveling magician’s wagon, Kim doesn’t hesitate. Having grown up a waif in the dirty streets of London, Kim isn’t above a bit of breaking-and-entering. A hard life and lean times have schooled her in one lesson: steal from them before they steal from you. But when the magician catches her in the act, Kim thinks she’s done for. Until he suggests she become his apprentice; then the real trouble begins.

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

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About Patricia Wrede

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Patricia C. Wrede lives in Edina, Minnesota.
Published June 2, 2010 by Orb Books. 452 pages
Genres: Science Fiction & Fantasy, Literature & Fiction, History. Fiction

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Part one, entitled Mairelon the Magician, of her 2010 novel, A Matter of Magic, can only be described as fitting disappointingly into the mold.

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