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Teenager Faris Nallaneen is the heir to the small northern dukedom of Galazon. Too young still to claim her title, her despotic Uncle Brinker has ruled in her place. Now he demands she be sent to Greenlaw College. For her benefit he insists. To keep me out of the way, more like it!

But Greenlaw is not just any school-as Faris and her new best friend Jane discover. At Greenlaw students major in . . . magic.

But it's not all fun and games. When Faris makes an enemy of classmate Menary of Aravill, life could get downright . . . deadly.

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Before there was a Hogwarts and Harry Potter, there was young Faris Nallaneen, the Duchess of Galazon, the newest student at Greenlaw College. Farris has been sent to this far-off school by her uncle in his bid to control Galazon himself. He hasn't counted on the academic specialty of the ancient college of Greenlaw. For, in addition to history, logic, and deportment, his niece will be studying . . . magic.

About the Author

Caroline Stevermer grew up on a dairy farm in southeastern Minnesota. She graduated from Bryn Mawr College in Pennsylvania with a B.A. degree in the History of Art. Almost twenty years later, she learned to drive a car. Her interests include Mark Twain, baseball, the portrait miniatures of Nicholas Hilliard, and learning how to parallel park. She lives in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

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Gypsi, June 5, 2010 (view all comments by Gypsi)
Don't let the title fool you! A College of Magics is far more than a school story. It is a very deep, satisfying plot with many surprises. I was enthralled from beginning to end.

Stevermer's writing is deliberate and stately and suits the subject matter perfectly. Her alternate universe, an imaginary European nation in the 1910's in a world where magic is not uncommon, is real and believable. Her characters, Faris and Jane especially, are well fleshed and engaging.

On the whole, this is one of the best novels I've read this year and I am delighted I stumbled across it!
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780765342454
Author:
Stevermer, Caroline
Publisher:
Starscape
Location:
New York
Subject:
Science Fiction, Fantasy, & Magic
Subject:
Universities and colleges
Subject:
Europe
Subject:
Magic
Subject:
Fantasy - General
Subject:
Visionary & metaphysical
Subject:
Witches
Subject:
Science Fiction and Fantasy-Fantasy
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Middle-Grade Fiction
Series:
A College of Magics
Series Volume:
1
Publication Date:
20021013
Binding:
Electronic book text in proprietary or open standard format
Grade Level:
from 5 up to 9
Language:
English
Pages:
480
Dimensions:
7.5 x 5.24 x 1.285 in
Age Level:
from 10 up to 15

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"Synopsis" by , Before there was a Hogwarts and Harry Potter, there was young Faris Nallaneen, the Duchess of Galazon, the newest student at Greenlaw College. Farris has been sent to this far-off school by her uncle in his bid to control Galazon himself. He hasn't counted on the academic specialty of the ancient college of Greenlaw. For, in addition to history, logic, and deportment, his niece will be studying . . . magic.
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