The Mislaid Magician, Or, Ten Years After

The Mislaid Magician, Or, Ten Years After

Being the Private Correspondence Between Two Prominent Families Regarding A Scandal Touching the Highest Levels of Government and the Security of the Realm

eBook - 2012
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Now married with children, Cecelia and Kate must face a threat to the wizarding world It's been a decade since Kate and Cecelia foiled Napoleon's plot to reclaim the French crown. The cousins now have estates, children, and a place at the height of wizarding society. It is 1828, and though magic remains at the heart of the British Empire, a new power has begun to make itself felt across England: the steam engine. As iron tracks crisscross the countryside, the shaking of the locomotives begins to disrupt the workings of English magic, threatening the very foundations of the Empire. A foreign wizard on a diplomatic mission to England vanishes, and the Prime Minister sends Cecelia's husband to investigate. In order to accompany her husband to the north of England, Cecelia leaves her children in Kate's care. As Cecelia and James fight for the future of magic, Kate is left with a no less daunting problem: how to care for a gaggle of disobedient, spell-casting tots. This ebook features illustrated biographies of Patricia C. Wrede and Caroline Stevermer including rare photos and never-before-seen documents from the authors' personal collections.
Publisher: [United States] : Open Road Media Teen & Tween : Made available through hoopla, 2012
ISBN: 9781453254684
Characteristics: 1 online resource
Additional Contributors: Stevermer, Caroline
hoopla digital
Alternative Title: Ten years after
Mislaid magician


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Aug 10, 2015

While the first installment in this series remains unquestionably the best, volume three is still an enjoyable read. Kate and Cecelia's letters continue to be a nice mixture of magic and humor, and the addition of James' and Thomas' letters is a nice touch. The magical plotline wasn't as interesting as in the first two books, but this was a solid conclusion to a totally charming trilogy.

Jun 21, 2014

I liked it

Smaller in scope than the prior two books, The Mislaid Magician also is rather less interesting in the characters, writing, and plot...Although in some part it being the final installment may contribute to that. Now instead of the motley adventures of Cecelia and Kate in England and Europe, a settled life appears. And, lest things become dull, they toss in the letters of James (Cecelia's spouse) and Thomas. Those help a lot. Don't let me sell this short, however, gripping, heartwarming, adventurous, and sweet as it is. In several cases I caught myself fixed to the page in suspense-though the epistolary format dilutes action, and for excitement you may be looking for the first one. All in all: A worthy ending. Even as a stand-alone this would be wondersome.

Aug 26, 2012

So fun to read! It's all written in letters between the characters, and in cheery Regency language.


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Ten years after the hullabaloo of their weddings, Cecelia and her cousin Kate have settled down. That is not to mention a seemingly-mute girl with a name seemingly-shorted of Alexandrina, ley lines running up and down the estate of Georgy's, and other distractions able to weave the plot together, still with Cecy and Kate's wisdom and mirth, and this time with the exchange of letters between Thomas and James. India ink, moving tin soldiers, and the remaining epistolary format makes this a cracking good read. (This could have worked better as a review...bother.)

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