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SusannaG

SusannaG - Confessions of a Crazy Cat Lady

Just another GR refugee.  Other than that, I had a stroke in 2004, and read almost anything I can get my hands on, though I have a particular weakness for history, mystery, and historical fiction.

Currently reading

Scars of Independence: America's Violent Birth
Holger Hoock
Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind
Yuval Noah Harari Dr
Progress: 9 %
Elizabeth: The Forgotten Years
John Guy
Progress: 20/512 pages
Lady Cop Makes Trouble
Amy Stewart
The Invention of Nature: Alexander von Humboldt's New World
Andrea Wulf
Progress: 12 %
The Hundred Years War, Volume 1: Trial by Battle
Jonathan Sumption
Progress: 166/586 pages
King Solomon's Mines
H. Rider Haggard
Progress: 4 %
Queen's Gambit: A Novel
Elizabeth Fremantle
Progress: 22 %
1913: The Eve of War
Paul Ham
Progress: 20 %
The William Shakespeare Detective Agency: The Dark Lady (The William Shakespeare Detective Agency Book 2)
Colin Falconer
Progress: 15 %

The Paper Magician

The Paper Magician - Charlie N. Holmberg

This novel was an entertaining way of spending a day locked indoors (it was so hot earlier this afternoon you couldn't breathe outside).

 

Ceony Twill, despite graduating top of her class at her magicians' academy, isn't allowed to pick her discipline of magic.  She longs to work magic with metal, but is told that there are so few practitioners of paper magic left working in Britain (only twelve), that her field has been chosen for her: she will become a paper magician.

 

And so she is brought to study under a master magician in paper, Emery Thane.  After being scared nearly to death by his butler (an animated paper skeleton), she finds that he is kind, if very odd.

 

And then she learns someone, another magician - a Excisioner, who works with the forbidden blood magic - is out to kill him.

 

I  believe there are two sequels, but from the reviews I think I am happy leaving this series here.  The ending of this book works quite well for me.