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Obras por Caroline Stevermer

A College of Magics (1994) 1,396 exemplares
A Scholar of Magics (2006) 635 exemplares
When the King Comes Home (2000) 430 exemplares
Magic Below Stairs (2010) 236 exemplares
River Rats (1992) 187 exemplares
The Glass Magician (2020) 184 exemplares
The Serpent's Egg (1988) 124 exemplares
The Cecelia and Kate Novels (2014) 110 exemplares
Scholarly Magics (2004) 94 exemplares
Magicians of Quality (1988) 64 exemplares
The Alchemist: Death of a Borgia (1981) 19 exemplares
The Duke and the Veil (1981) 13 exemplares

Associated Works

Snow White, Blood Red (1993) — Contribuidor — 1,750 exemplares
The Coyote Road: Trickster Tales (2007) — Contribuidor — 499 exemplares
The Essential Bordertown (1998) — Contribuidor — 402 exemplares
Queen Victoria's Book of Spells: An Anthology of Gaslamp Fantasy (2013) — Contribuidor — 374 exemplares
The Armless Maiden: And Other Tales for Childhood's Survivors (1995) — Contribuidor — 249 exemplares
Wizard's Row (1987) — Contribuidor — 196 exemplares
Willful Impropriety: 13 Tales of Society, Scandal, and Romance (2012) — Contribuidor — 82 exemplares
All Hallow's Eve (1992) — Contribuidor — 15 exemplares
The Mammoth Book of Gaslit Romance (2014) — Contribuidor — 11 exemplares


Conhecimento Comum



This book is absolute delightful. It's light, funny, and original. It consists of letters between the two protagonists, an idea that is very well carried out.
zjakkelien | 133 outras críticas | Jan 2, 2024 |
I quite enjoyed this. It has something quiet and dreamily descriptive at times, but without losing track of the story. And I liked Faris a lot, with her loyalty and her occasional unapologetic honesty.
zjakkelien | 32 outras críticas | Jan 2, 2024 |
I didn't like this book as much as number 1. There are no letters, instead there's a deposition by Cecy and a diary by Kate. Kate writes annoying reminders in her diary, such as to remember to hem a dress. These remarks are distracting. It was still difficult to know which one of the two was talking, particulalry with their changed names. But also because Kate and Cecy sound the same. The main difference is that Kate gets down and tired from hardships, Cecy is more awake and actually does things (like magic).
The story itself was fun enough, but towards the end I was getting bored. It seemed like I was watching a chess game and was just waiting for the players to array their pieces to an inevitable win. Overall, it was enjoyable enough, but not as much fun as book nr 1.
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zjakkelien | 49 outras críticas | Jan 2, 2024 |
I really wish reading a different edition would mark others as read because i dunno if I need to seek out the paperback version I clicked "to read" on earlier, right? anyway.

The Grand Tour takes Cecelia and Kate and their new husbands off to the Continent for a honeymoon tour, where they shortly become involved in tracking the disappearance of various coronation regalia and coming across an unpleasant person from their last adventure. Having read [a:Mackenzi Lee|7327341|Mackenzi Lee|https://images.gr-assets.com/authors/1512266703p2/7327341.jpg]'s Montague siblings books earlier this year, I remembered what a bear-leader was when they come across a young man also on a tour- both series pair nicely if you want to do fantasy!Regency reads (throwing in [a:Mary Robinette Kowal|2868678|Mary Robinette Kowal|https://images.gr-assets.com/authors/1365253716p2/2868678.jpg]'s Glamourist Histories too).

If I had reread [b:Sorcery & Cecelia: or The Enchanted Chocolate Pot|64207|Sorcery & Cecelia or The Enchanted Chocolate Pot (Cecelia and Kate, #1)|Patricia C. Wrede|https://i.gr-assets.com/images/S/compressed.photo.goodreads.com/books/1388180354l/64207._SY75_.jpg|505], I probably would've been able to remember various relatives of theirs better. As it is, the people they meet on their journey kind of blended together for me (aside from Theodore), so when the grand architect of the scheme is revealed I had to flip back to when they were introduced because they weren't really on my radar (which was the point I guess?)

The fact that we end on Kate musing about how they'll all be better at letter writing/other things in 10 years and the next book's title being [b:The Mislaid Magician: or Ten Years After|169872|The Mislaid Magician or Ten Years After (Cecelia and Kate, #3)|Patricia C. Wrede|https://i.gr-assets.com/images/S/compressed.photo.goodreads.com/books/1435786675l/169872._SY75_.jpg|164037] feels intentional/on the nose, but the plots have been remarkably coherent for coming out of a letter writing game between authors.
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Daumari | 49 outras críticas | Dec 28, 2023 |



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