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A Scholar of Magics (A College of Magics Book 2) by [Caroline Stevermer]

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"Caroline Stevermer has a wonderfully light touch, and in A Scholar of Magics she is in top form. It is a deft and witty interweaving of mystery and magic in a world that is familiar on all points but the most important."--Jo Walton

"Caroline Stevermer's A Scholar of Magics is, quite precisely, wonderful -- full of wonders. By the end of the first paragraph, I suspected I was in good hands; by the end of the third page, I was sure of it. Stevermer's writing has grown in assurance and power, and it rings like Glasscastle's own magic bells."-Lois McMaster Bujold

"One of the best fantasies I've read of the 2004 crop. A wonderfully conceived and described setting, likable characters, worthy villains, a reasonable mystery, and delightful writing."--Chronicle, Don D'Ammassa, March 04

"In this sequel to Stevermer's charming fantasy of manners, A College of Magics, set in an alternate Edwardian age, the descriptions of life at Glasscastle University, together with the sheer zest of the characters for magic, truth and fashion, make this a sweet, magical romance. This is the perfect read for those who enjoy taking ambling walks in orderly alternate worlds where calling cards and starched collars still help make a man."-Publishers Weekly

"The sequel to A College of Magics takes place in the same magical, Victorian-Edwardian Britain, and shows yet again that Stevermer is a worthy follower of Jane Austen for wit, of Dorothy Sayers for suspense and erudition. This emerging series will likely draw readers from across a very wide spectrum of the fantasy and alternate history audiences, including--indeed, never forgetting--the adult readership for the adventures of the boy named Harry."-Booklist, Frieda Murray

"A Scholar of Magics is the sequel to A College of Magics and is set a couple of months after that book. This book stands alone very nicely. A Scholar of Magics is set in an alternate Britain, where airplanes are a new invention and motor cars are uncommon, and the British practice afternoon tea as an art. In this Britain the ancient and honorable university of Glasscastle is teaching magic.This book is more full of ambience then action. But oh it's such wonderful atmosphere. It takes the reader into the quiet, proper, peaceful, magical world of an England before the World Wars, and it's a very nice visit. Subtle detail make this a real world and not a bare stage with the characters walking upon it. This is a very well written book and a pleasure to read."-SF Revu

--This text refers to the mass_market edition.

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In this sequel to Stevermer's charming fantasy of manners, A College of Magics (1994), set in an alternate Edwardian age, Jane Brailsford, the indomitable and fashionable sorceress from France's Greenlaw College, hooks up in England with handsome American sharpshooter Samuel Lambert. The sorcerous Fellows at Glasscastle University have recruited Lambert to perform field tests for a magical weapon. Jane has been charged with compelling Lambert's roommate, professor Nicholas Fell, to assume the mystical duties of the warden of the west. Fell, though, detects a disturbance in the music of the spheres that he believes he must rectify before accepting the wardenship. Unknown others, however, also have designs on both Fell and the wardenship. While the plot is mostly inconsequential, the descriptions of life at Glasscastle University, together with the sheer zest of the characters for magic, truth and fashion, make this a sweet, if slow, magical romance. This is the perfect read for those who enjoy taking ambling walks in orderly alternate worlds where calling cards and starched collars still help make a man.
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  • ASIN ‏ : ‎ B007VOTE0U
  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ Tor Books; 1st edition (March 7, 2006)
  • Publication date ‏ : ‎ March 7, 2006
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • File size ‏ : ‎ 489 KB
  • Text-to-Speech ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • Screen Reader ‏ : ‎ Supported
  • Enhanced typesetting ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • X-Ray ‏ : ‎ Not Enabled
  • Word Wise ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • Sticky notes ‏ : ‎ On Kindle Scribe
  • Print length ‏ : ‎ 435 pages
  • Customer Reviews:
    4.4 out of 5 stars 65 ratings

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Caroline Stevermer (b. 1955) is known for her historical fantasy novels for young adults. She published her first book, The Alchemist, in 1981, and before collaborating with fellow Minnesotan Patricia C. Wrede to create a magical version of Regency England. Stevermer graduated from Bryn Mawr College with a degree in art history and currently lives in Minnesota.

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