By Patricia Wrede
While a stranger bargains her a small fortune to damage right into a touring magician's wagon, Kim does not hesitate. Having grown up a waif within the soiled streets of London, Kim isn't really above a bit breaking-and-entering. a difficult lifestyles and lean instances have schooled her in a single lesson: scouse borrow from them earlier than they thieve from you. but if the magician catches her within the act, Kim thinks she's performed for. until eventually he indicates she develop into his apprentice; then the true hassle begins.Kim quickly unearths herself entangled with murderers, thieves, and cloak-and-dagger politics, all whereas attempting to how one can develop into either a formal girl and a magician in her personal correct. Magic and intrigue cross hand in hand in Mairelon the Magician and The Magician's Ward, fast paced novels packed with secret and romance, set opposed to the difficult backdrop of Regency England.
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I wasn’t sure anything was going to happen. ” “If you would of explained—” Kim started with some heat, then stopped, her brain working rapidly. Mairelon had caught her rifling his wagon; he would have had to be very stupid to give her any explanations without learning more about her first. And however careless he might seem, he was not stupid. The thought crossed her mind that he had been watching to see whether she would tell the skinny toff the whole truth about what she had found in his wagon.
Market folk should stick together, after all. She smiled to herself; that’d serve the skinny toff a bit of his own soup! Whistling cheerfully, she strolled off to see if the puppet show was still stopping at the far end of the market. Evening found her lurking near Mairelon’s wagon once more. This time she stood in the shadows next to Jamie’s stall, leaning on one of its support posts. As the crowd grew larger, she let herself be pushed back until the open rear door of the wagon, which formed one side of Mairelon’s stage, all but hid the performance from her sight.
Kim paused. ” The man leaned forward eagerly. ” “It looked like that’s where the cove kept his magics. ” Kim said, feigning innocence. “The silver bowl I described to you! ” “I didn’t see nothin’ like that in Mairelon’s wagon,” Kim said with perfect truth. ” The toff’s voice was loud enough to make heads turn all along the table. He controlled himself with effort, and when the other customers had turned away, he glared at Kim. ” “And so I have,” Kim retorted, unperturbed. ” The man sounded stupefied.
A Matter of Magic by Patricia Wrede