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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

Ice Ghosts: The Epic Hunt for the Lost Franklin Expedition
Paul Watson
Progress: 6 %
I Contain Multitudes: The Microbes Within Us and a Grander View of Life
Ed Yong
Progress: 40 %
Wizard's First Rule
Terry Goodkind
Progress: 49 %
Thomas Cromwell: The Untold Story of Henry VIII's Most Faithful Servant
Tracy Borman
Progress: 14 %
Storm in a Teacup: The Physics of Everyday Life
Helen Czerski
Progress: 20 %
The Hanover Square Affair
Ashley Gardner
Progress: 10 %
Medieval Tastes: Food, Cooking, and the Table (Arts and Traditions of the Table: Perspectives on Culinary History)
Beth Archer Brombert, Massimo Montanari
Progress: 10 %
Scars of Independence: America's Violent Birth
Holger Hoock
Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind
Yuval Noah Harari
Progress: 9 %
Elizabeth: The Forgotten Years
John Guy
Progress: 20/512 pages

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.