Posts Tagged: magic

The Mystic Marriage

Heather Rose Jones, The Mystic Marriage When I read Daughter of Mystery last year, I first devoured it in big gulps to come back and read it with more attention the second time. This time I had the privilege of beta-reading the book so I’d spent all the initial squee already. That didn’t make it

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The dream engine does some magic

At a school where that wasn’t actually the curriculum, so we had to do it on the sly. For that the magic students had disguises as nineteen-forties American Jewish boys (for some reason the magic students were all male though the school had female students and teachers and administrative personnel too. I think I was

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Magic next door

One of my favourite subgenres of fantasy is “this world, but with magic”. Ruritanian-romance fantasy is a subtly different beast –a world with regular countries and also some imaginary ones– and thinly-disguised-world-with-different names (the world of the Deryni, or of A Natural History of Dragons) is a vastly different beast. The former I read avidly,

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Rereading A College of Magics

Caroline Stevermer, A College of Magics I love this book to pieces. The copy I have is falling to pieces, and I may soon have to replace it with a hardback to go with its sequel, A Scholar of Magics. If it’s still in print, that is. (Or get an e-reader at last and try

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