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Lois Leveen: IMG Forsooth Me Not: Shakespeare, Juliet, Her Nurse, and a Novel



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When a stranger offers her a small fortune to break into a traveling magicians wagon, Kim doesnt hesitate. Having grown up a waif in the dirty streets of London, Kim isnt 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 shes 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 Magicians Ward, two fast-paced novels filled with mystery and romance, set against the intricate backdrop of Regency England.

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Patricia C. Wrede lives in Edina, Minnesota.

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bookgirl94, January 15, 2011 (view all comments by bookgirl94)
This was both A creative and very entertaining story, hard to put down!
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Cathy from Olympia, Washington, June 28, 2010 (view all comments by Cathy from Olympia, Washington)
Street urchin Kim, a young woman disguised as a boy, doesn’t hesitate to break into a traveling magician’s wagon “just to look around” after a stranger offers her a small fortune to do so. But when the she is caught in the act, Mairelon unexpectedly offers her an apprenticeship. Kim accepts, wanting only to get away from the streets of London and to no longer worry about food and shelter. She soon finds herself entangled with murderers, thieves, and cloak-and-dagger politics, all which she takes in stride. Her real struggles are learning how to become both a proper lady and a magician. Kim is undeniably rescued from a life of drudgery by Mairelon (the “prince” to Kim’s Cinderella), but Kim, an engaging, level-headed, strong heroine, plays a huge part in rescuing herself (in a decidedly decidedly un-Cinderella-ish fashion!). The novel was previously published in 2 volumes as “Mairelon the Magician” and “The Magician’s Ward.” To me the novels are a taste of “Sorcery and Cecelia” (a favorite of mine) with a dash of Austen (Jane, of course), plus a dollop of Georgette Heyer (think “Frederica”). Set against the backdrop of Regency England, “A Matter of Magic” is witty, deftly mixing fantasy, humor, and adventure with just a touch of romance.
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ISBN:
9780765326324
Author:
Wrede, Patricia
Publisher:
Orb Books
Author:
Wrede, Patricia C.
Subject:
Fantasy - General
Subject:
Science Fiction and Fantasy-Fantasy
Subject:
Fantasy - Historical
Edition Description:
Second Edition
Publication Date:
20100631
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
448
Dimensions:
8.29 x 5.44 x 1.235 in

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