Magician's Ward

Title: Magician's Ward
Author: Patricia C Wrede
Genre: TeenKid, Fantasy
Series: Mairelon (2)
Ranking: Unranked ?
LibraryThing: Title:Magician's Ward ISBN:0-812-52085-8 (Add Book)
Type: Owned
Read: 2008-07-03

When Mairelon made Kim his ward, he promised to teach her to be a lady and a magician. But magic proves to be harder than it looks, and being a lady is even harder.

Thoughts

Sequel to Mairelon the Magician, it carries on in a similar vein, with manners, mystery and magic. I like the magic system here; we aren't burdened with long boring treatises on magic (which one tended to get with "Master of the Five Magics") but we're given glimpses that do indicate that there is a system to it, with its own rules. Kim and Mairelon are still good, and I like Mairelon's mother.