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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I had not realized how much I had missed reading Patricia Wrede’s unique brand of fantasy adventure fiction until I found A Matter of Magic by chance.

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.

Particia, for two jobs well done! Official October Book Discussion: This series features Princess Cimorene, as she becomes a dragon’s princess, rescues said dragon, falls in love, and ultimately saves the enchanted forest. I couldn’t wait for it to be over.

Patricia Wrede

PaperbackOmnibuspages. 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. Item s unavailable for purchase.

I am not surprised that there is no third book in this series. The mystery takes a more secondary role, but it still very important to the overall story, which I appreciate.


The book is like a Georgette Heyercomplete with earls, reticules and romance, with the addition of magic. She is a vegetarian and mattsr in the Twin Cities with two cats. My eyes glazed over for most of the final scene, being completely unable to f Since the book is in two parts, so should my review be.

Wred 20, Katie Grace rated it it was ok. Nov 20, Simcha Lazarus rated it it was ok. The second book, The Magician’s Wardis much stronger on the Regency romance aspects, although Wrede keeps the romance very subtle.

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

I give this 2. No, cancel Yes, report it Thanks! Crazy People of t Aug 27, Beth rated it really liked it Shelves: I wouldn’t even bother reading this book.

Quotes from A Matter of Magic. The first one was Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Amanda Fambrough rated it did not like it May 19, No events occur until the end of the book.

Marivl rated it did not like it Jan 08, Amanda Forney rated it did not like it Mar patriciq, Inshortly before her fifth book was published, she became a full-time writer. Caught by Mairelon, the performer, Kim quickly realizes that not only is he a true wizard, but a toff a.

Matger all 5 comments. The action was more constant, and I felt the story flowed better. I thought this book was only slightly better than the first in that I wredf to read the entire thing with out skimming and skipping pages.

Open Preview See a Problem? I enjoyed it and did fulfill my desire to read historical and fantasy fiction at the same time. While I have always enjoyed a mattwr aspect to stories, I rarely like it when the romance is the story, so the way that it was woven into this story, as both prominent and yet almost secondary, was well done.


While I am still trying to figure out how many gorillas there are, I’m fairly certain that I’m the old man just patrkcia to cross the street.

As the book progressed it got clearer but I was still confused until after the climax, where what everyone has been searching for is found. I think part of my issue with maggic book was the main heroine.

Inshortly before the publication of her fifth book, she left the world of the gainfully employed to try winging it on her own.

The Harp of Imach Thyssel. The result is that this book is mainly a magical mystery with no romance until almost the end. Rebecca rated it did not like it Aug 27, There were a lot of secondary characters and everyone was after the same wredde, some set of magic trinkets, that I kept easily getting confused and could not keep straight what character was what and who was good in bad.

I broke down and decided to skim read and then just started skipping whole pages.

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