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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

Wrede, Patricia C., 1953-

(Paperback - 2006)
Average Rating: 4 stars out of 5.
The Mislaid Magician, Or, Ten Years After
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In 1828, English cousins Cecelia and Kate and their husbands search for a missing German railway engineer and with the help of their wizardry skills, uncover a plot that could endanger the unity of England.
Publisher: Orlando, Fla. : Harcourt, c2006
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780152055486
0152055487
9780152062095
0152062092
Branch Call Number: FIC W
Characteristics: 328 p. ; 23 cm
Additional Contributors: Stevermer, Caroline

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Jun 21, 2014
  • ABenoit rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

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May 30, 2014
  • LorientFaradayMaurice rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

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.

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

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May 30, 2014
  • LorientFaradayMaurice rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

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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