The Plastic Magician

The Plastic Magician
Author: Charlie N. Holmberg
Publsiher: 47North
Total Pages: 236
Release: 2018-05
ISBN 10: 9781542047913
ISBN 13: 1542047919
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Plastic Magician Book Review:

Wall Street Journal bestselling author Charlie N. Holmberg returns to the enchanting world of The Paper Magician. Alvie Brechenmacher has arrived in London to begin her training in Polymaking--the magical discipline of bespelling plastic. Polymaking is the newest form of magic, and in a field where there is so much left to learn, every Polymaker dreams of making the next big discovery. Even though she is only an apprentice, Alvie is an inventor at heart, and she is determined to make as many discoveries--in as short a time frame--as she can. Luckily for her, she's studying under the world-renowned magician Marion Praff, who is just as dedicated as Alvie is. Alvie's enthusiasm reinvigorates her mentor's work, and together they create a device that could forever change Polymaking--and the world. But when a rival learns of their plans, he conspires to steal their invention and take the credit for it himself. To thwart him, Alvie will need to think one step ahead. For in the high-stakes world of magical discovery, not everyone plays fair...

The Paper Magician

The Paper Magician
Author: Charlie N. Holmberg
Publsiher: 47North
Total Pages: 214
Release: 2014-07-08
ISBN 10: 9781477823835
ISBN 13: 1477823832
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Paper Magician Book Review:

Under the tutelage of magician Emery Thane, Ceony Twill discovers the wonders of paper magic, but when her teacher's life is threatened, she must face the extraordinary dangers of forbidden magic to save him.

The Master Magician

The Master Magician
Author: Charlie N. Holmberg
Publsiher: 47North
Total Pages: 216
Release: 2015-06-02
ISBN 10: 9781477828694
ISBN 13: 1477828699
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Master Magician Book Review:

Throughout her studies, Ceony Twill has harbored a secret, one she's kept from even her mentor, Emery Thane. She's discovered how to practice forms of magic other than her own--an ability long thought impossible. While all seems set for Ceony to complete her apprenticeship and pass her upcoming final magician's exam, life quickly becomes complicated. To avoid favoritism, Emery sends her to another paper magician for testing, a Folder who despises Emery and cares even less for his apprentice. To make matters worse, a murderous criminal from Ceony's past escapes imprisonment. Now she must track the power-hungry convict across England before he can take his revenge. With her life and loved ones hanging in the balance, Ceony must face a criminal who wields the one magic that she does not, and it may prove more powerful than all her skills combined. The whimsical and captivating follow-up to The Paper Magician and The Glass Magician, The Master Magician will enchant readers of all ages.

The Glass Magician

The Glass Magician
Author: Charlie N. Holmberg
Publsiher: 47North
Total Pages: 211
Release: 2014-11-04
ISBN 10: 9781477825945
ISBN 13: 1477825940
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Glass Magician Book Review:

Three months after returning Magician Emery Thane's heart to his body, Ceony Twill is well on her way to becoming a Folder. Unfortunately, not all of Ceony's thoughts have been focused on paper magic. Though she was promised romance by a fortuity box, Ceony still hasn't broken the teacher-student barrier with Emery, despite their growing closeness. When a magician with a penchant for revenge believes that Ceony possesses a secret, he vows to discover it ...even if it tears apart the very fabric of their magical world. After a series of attacks target Ceony and catch those she holds most dear in the crossfire, Ceony knows she must find the true limits of her powers ...and keep her knowledge from falling into wayward hands.

Spellbreaker

Spellbreaker
Author: Charlie N. Holmberg
Publsiher: 47North
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2020-11
ISBN 10: 9781542020091
ISBN 13: 1542020093
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Spellbreaker Book Review:

A world of enchanted injustice needs a disenchanting woman in an all-new fantasy series by the Wall Street Journal bestselling author of The Paper Magician. The orphaned Elsie Camden learned as a girl that there were two kinds of wizards in the world: those who pay for the power to cast spells and those, like her, born with the ability to break them. But as an unlicensed magic user, her gift is a crime. Commissioned by an underground group known as the Cowls, Elsie uses her spellbreaking to push back against the aristocrats and help the common man. She always did love the tale of Robin Hood. Elite magic user Bacchus Kelsey is one elusive spell away from his mastership when he catches Elsie breaking an enchantment. To protect her secret, Elsie strikes a bargain. She'll help Bacchus fix unruly spells around his estate if he doesn't turn her in. Working together, Elsie's trust in--and fondness for--the handsome stranger grows. So does her trepidation about the rise in the murders of wizards and the theft of the spellbooks their bodies leave behind. For a rogue spellbreaker like Elsie, there's so much to learn about her powers, her family, the intriguing Bacchus, and the untold dangers shadowing every step of a journey she's destined to complete. But will she uncover the mystery before it's too late to save everything she loves?

Veins of Gold

Veins of Gold
Author: Charlie N. Holmberg
Publsiher: Mirror Press, LLC
Total Pages: 300
Release: 2018-07-17
ISBN 10: 1947152211
ISBN 13: 9781947152212
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Veins of Gold Book Review:

A new historical fantasy novel from Wall Street Journal bestselling author Charlie N. Holmberg: VEINS OF GOLD Desperate to save her siblings from poverty, a young woman discovers magic fueled by gold . . . and a love for the man who wields it. Abandoned by their father for the gold rush, Gentry and her siblings labor to survive alone in the inhospitable west. When bizarre natural disasters begin wreaking havoc on the land, Gentry discovers a world of magic. Desperate for help, she accepts aid from a mysterious stranger. Winn not only sees the magic, but controls its hunger by feeding it gold—the very thing Gentry’s father left to acquire. But the earth’s unrest only grows worse, and Gentry’s fear leads her to a terrible choice: marry a wealthy man she does not love, or trust in Winn’s unpredictable power to save her family. Other Books by Charlie N. Holmberg: The Paper Magician The Glass Magician The Master Magician The Plastic Magician Followed by Frost Magic Bitter, Magic Sweet The Fifth Doll

The Fifth Doll

The Fifth Doll
Author: Charlie N. Holmberg
Publsiher: 47North
Total Pages: 329
Release: 2017-07-25
ISBN 10: 9781477806104
ISBN 13: 1477806105
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Fifth Doll Book Review:

The bestselling author of The Paper Magician Series transports readers to a darkly whimsical new world where strange magic threatens a quiet village that only a desperate woman can save. Matrona lives in an isolated village, where her life is centered on pleasing her parents. She’s diligent in her chores and has agreed to marry a man of their choosing. But a visit to Slava, the local tradesman, threatens to upend her entire life. Entering his empty house, Matrona discovers a strange collection of painted nesting dolls—one for every villager. Fascinated, she can’t resist the urge to open the doll with her father’s face. But when her father begins acting strangely, she realizes Slava’s dolls are much more than they seem. When he learns what she’s done, Slava seizes the opportunity to give Matrona stewardship over the dolls—whether she wants it or not. Forced to open one of her own dolls every three days, she falls deeper into the grim power of Slava’s creations. But nothing can prepare her for the profound secret hiding inside the fifth doll.

Magic Bitter Magic Sweet

Magic Bitter  Magic Sweet
Author: Charlie N. Holmberg
Publsiher: 47north
Total Pages: 296
Release: 2016-06-28
ISBN 10: 9781503935600
ISBN 13: 1503935604
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Magic Bitter Magic Sweet Book Review:

Maire is a baker with an extraordinary gift: she can infuse her treats with emotions and abilities, which are then passed on to those who eat them. She doesn t know why she can do this and remembers nothing of who she is or where she came from. When marauders raid her town, Maire is captured and sold to the eccentric Allemas, who enslaves her and demands that she produce sinister confections, including a witch s gingerbread cottage, a living cookie boy, and size-altering cakes. During her captivity, Maire is visited by Fyel, a ghostly being who is reluctant to reveal his connection to her. The more often they meet, the more her memories return, and she begins to piece together who and what she really is as well as past mistakes that yield cosmic consequences. From the author of The Paper Magician series comes a haunting and otherworldly tale of folly and consequence, forgiveness and redemption."

The Will and the Wilds

The Will and the Wilds
Author: Charlie N. Holmberg
Publsiher: 47North
Total Pages: 268
Release: 2020-01-21
ISBN 10: 9781542005005
ISBN 13: 1542005000
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Will and the Wilds Book Review:

A spellbinding story of truce and trickery from the Wall Street Journal bestselling author of The Paper Magician series. Enna knows to fear the mystings that roam the wildwood near her home. When one tries to kill her to obtain an enchanted stone, Enna takes a huge risk: fighting back with a mysting of her own. Maekallus's help isn't free. His price? A kiss. One with the power to steal her soul. But their deal leaves Maekallus bound to the mortal realm, which begins eating him alive. Only Enna's kiss, given willingly, can save him from immediate destruction. It's a temporary salvation for Maekallus and a lingering doom for Enna. Part of her soul now burns bright inside Maekallus, making him feel for the first time. Enna shares Maekallus's suffering, but her small sacrifice won't last long. If she and Maekallus can't break the spell binding him to the mortal realm, Maekallus will be consumed completely--and Enna's soul with him.

Followed by Frost

Followed by Frost
Author: Charlie N. Holmberg
Publsiher: 47North
Total Pages: 329
Release: 2015-09-22
ISBN 10: 9781503946323
ISBN 13: 1503946320
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Followed by Frost Book Review:

Seventeen-year-old Smitha has the wealth, status, and beauty that make her the envy of her town--until she rejects a strange man's marriage proposal and disastrous consequences follow. Smitha becomes cursed, and frost begins to encompass everything she touches. Banished to the hills, hunted by villagers, and chilled to the very core of her soul, she finds companionship with Death, who longs to coax her into his isolated world. But Smitha's desire for life proves stronger than despair, and a newfound purpose gives her renewed hope. Will regrets over the past and an unexpected desire for a man she cannot touch be enough to warm Smitha's heart, or will Death forever still it?

The Magician s Assistant

The Magician s Assistant
Author: Ann Patchett
Publsiher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Total Pages: 368
Release: 2004-09-17
ISBN 10: 9780547548791
ISBN 13: 0547548796
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Magician s Assistant Book Review:

Sabine—twenty years a magician's assistant to her handsome, charming husband—is suddenly a widow. In the wake of his death, she finds he has left a final trick; a false identity and a family allegedly lost in a tragic accident but now revealed as very much alive and well. Named as heirs in his will, they enter Sabine's life and set her on an adventure of unraveling his secrets, from sunny Los Angeles to the windswept plains of Nebraska, that will work its own sort of magic on her.

So You Want to Be a Wizard

So You Want to Be a Wizard
Author: Diane Duane
Publsiher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Total Pages: 400
Release: 2003-10-01
ISBN 10: 9780547545110
ISBN 13: 0547545118
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

So You Want to Be a Wizard Book Review:

A mysterious library book opens the door to a world of magic and danger in the first book in the beloved Young Wizards series. Bullied by her classmates, Nita Callahan is miserable at school. So when she finds a mysterious book in the library that promises her the chance to become a wizard, she jumps at the opportunity to escape her unhappy reality. But taking the Wizard's Oath is no easy thing, and Nita soon finds herself paired with fellow wizard-in-training Kit Rodriguez on a dangerous mission. The only way to become a full wizard is to face the Lone Power, the being that created death and is the mortal enemy of all wizards. As Nita and Kit battle their way through a deadly alternate version of New York controlled by the Lone Power, they must rely on each other and their newfound wizarding skills to survive--and save the world from the Lone One's grasp.

The Last Greatest Magician in the World

The Last Greatest Magician in the World
Author: Jim Steinmeyer
Publsiher: TarcherPerigee
Total Pages: 377
Release: 2012
ISBN 10: 0399160035
ISBN 13: 9780399160035
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Last Greatest Magician in the World Book Review:

Traces the life and legacy of the turn-of-the-twentieth-century magician, covering his vaudeville successes, rivalry with Houdini, and role in setting the standard for magical performances today.

Myths and Mortals

Myths and Mortals
Author: Charlie N. Holmberg
Publsiher: Lake Union Publishing
Total Pages: 329
Release: 2019-04-16
ISBN 10: 9781542041713
ISBN 13: 1542041716
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Myths and Mortals Book Review:

Wall Street Journal bestselling author Charlie N. Holmberg builds her bewitching world of beasts and betrayal as the Numina Series continues. Sandis has escaped Kazen's grasp, but she finds herself unmoored, reeling from her thief friend Rone's betrayal. Kazen has been hurt but not stopped, and he'll do anything to summon the monster that could lay waste to the entire world. Sandis knows she must be the one to stop him, but with her own trusted numen now bound to another, and finding herself with no one she can trust, she is in desperate need of allies. Rone seems determined to help her, but Sandis has no intention of letting him get close to her again. What she doesn't know is how much Rone gave up to protect her. Or how much more he is willing to give up to keep her safe. As chaos mounts, Sandis must determine whom to trust. After all, the lines between enemy and ally have never been less clear...and corruption lurks in the most unlikely of places.

Smoke and Summons

Smoke and Summons
Author: Charlie N. Holmberg
Publsiher: 47North
Total Pages: 329
Release: 2019-02
ISBN 10: 9781503905436
ISBN 13: 1503905438
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Smoke and Summons Book Review:

A captivating world of monsters and magic from the Wall Street Journal bestselling author of The Paper Magician Series. As a human vessel for an ancient spirit, Sandis lives no ordinary life. At the command of her master, she can be transformed against her will into his weapon--a raging monster summoned to do his bidding. Unlike other vessels, Sandis can host extremely powerful spirits, but hosting such creatures can be fatal. To stay alive, she must run. And in a city fueled by smoke and corruption, she finds a surprising ally. A cunning thief for hire, Rone owns a rare device that grants him immortality for one minute every day--a unique advantage that will come in handy in Sandis's fight for freedom. But Sandis's master knows how powerful she is. He's determined to get her back, and he has the manpower to find her, wherever she runs. Now, to outwit her pursuers, Sandis must put all her trust in Rone and his immortal device. For her master has summoned more than mere men to hunt her down...

The Magician s Land

The Magician s Land
Author: Lev Grossman
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 416
Release: 2014-08-05
ISBN 10: 1101633530
ISBN 13: 9781101633533
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Magician s Land Book Review:

The stunning conclusion to the #1 New York Times bestselling Magicians trilogy, now an original series on SYFY #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER A NEW YORK TIMES NOTABLE BOOK OF THE YEAR ONE OF THE YEAR’S BEST BOOKS The San Francisco Chronicle • Salon • The Christian Science Monitor • AV Club • Buzzfeed • Kirkus • NY 1 • Bustle • The Globe and Mail Quentin Coldwater has been cast out of Fillory, the secret magical land of his childhood dreams. With nothing left to lose he returns to where his story began, the Brakebills Preparatory College of Magic. But he can’t hide from his past, and it’s not long before it comes looking for him. Along with Plum, a brilliant young undergraduate with a dark secret of her own, Quentin sets out on a crooked path through a magical demimonde of gray magic and desperate characters. But all roads lead back to Fillory, and his new life takes him to old haunts, like Antarctica, and to buried secrets and old friends he thought were lost forever. He uncovers the key to a sorcery masterwork, a spell that could create magical utopia, a new Fillory—but casting it will set in motion a chain of events that will bring Earth and Fillory crashing together. To save them he will have to risk sacrificing everything. The Magician’s Land is an intricate thriller, a fantastical epic, and an epic of love and redemption that brings the Magicians trilogy to a magnificent conclusion, confirming it as one of the great achievements in modern fantasy. It’s the story of a boy becoming a man, an apprentice becoming a master, and a broken land finally becoming whole.

The Magician King

The Magician King
Author: Lev Grossman
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 416
Release: 2011-08-09
ISBN 10: 1101535539
ISBN 13: 9781101535530
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Magician King Book Review:

Return to Fillory in the riveting sequel to the New York Times bestseller and literary phenomenon, The Magicians, now an original series on SYFY, from the author of the #1 bestselling The Magician’s Land. Quentin Coldwater should be happy. He escaped a miserable Brooklyn childhood, matriculated at a secret college for magic, and graduated to discover that Fillory—a fictional utopia—was actually real. But even as a Fillorian king, Quentin finds little peace. His old restlessness returns, and he longs for the thrills a heroic quest can bring. Accompanied by his oldest friend, Julia, Quentin sets off—only to somehow wind up back in the real world and not in Fillory, as they’d hoped. As the pair struggle to find their way back to their lost kingdom, Quentin is forced to rely on Julia’s illicitly learned sorcery as they face a sinister threat in a world very far from the beloved fantasy novels of their youth.

Milkman

Milkman
Author: Anna Burns
Publsiher: Faber & Faber
Total Pages: 352
Release: 2018-05-15
ISBN 10: 0571338763
ISBN 13: 9780571338764
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Milkman Book Review:

WINNER OF THE MAN BOOKER PRIZE 2018 SHORTLISTED FOR THE RATHBONES FOLIO PRIZE 2019 SHORTLISTED FOR THE WOMEN'S PRIZE FOR FICTION 2019 SHORTLISTED FOR THE ORWELL PRIZE FOR POLITICAL FICTION 2019 'Blazing.' Daily Telegraph 'Outstanding.' New Statesman 'A triumph.' Guardian 'Utterly compelling.' Irish Times 'The best Booker winner in years.' Metro In an unnamed city, where to be interesting is dangerous, an eighteen-year-old woman has attracted the unwanted and unavoidable attention of a powerful and frightening older man, 'Milkman'. In this community, where suggestions quickly become fact, where gossip and hearsay can lead to terrible consequences, what can she do to stop a rumour once it has started? Milkman is persistent, the word is spreading, and she is no longer in control . . .

Siege and Sacrifice

Siege and Sacrifice
Author: Charlie N. Holmberg
Publsiher: 47North
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2019-09-10
ISBN 10: 9781542092579
ISBN 13: 1542092574
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Siege and Sacrifice Book Review:

From the Wall Street Journal bestselling author of The Paper Magician Series comes the enthralling climax of a cataclysmic war between monstrous creatures. Sandis has finally freed herself from her master and his plans to use her as a vessel for the ancient beast Kolosos. But her master has found a new, impossible vessel: Sandis's brother, Anon--a brother she long thought dead. Kolosos is ancient, massive, and seemingly unbeatable. Fortunately, Sandis has her own monster--an ethereal fire horse that she can summon at will. In addition, she and Rone may have discovered the secret to defeating Kolosos: ancient lore that details the creation of magic. It could be the key to victory and the key to saving Anon. The price is steep, and Sandis is willing to pay it. Rone is not, and his attempt to save her only pulls them apart. As both are tested in ways they never expected, Sandis and Rone will need to determine the sacrifices they are willing to make. If their efforts are not enough, their city will fall...just as the ancient city beneath it already has.

Master of the Game

Master of the Game
Author: Sidney Sheldon
Publsiher: Harper Collins
Total Pages: 100
Release: 2010-05-25
ISBN 10: 0062015583
ISBN 13: 9780062015587
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Master of the Game Book Review:

Kate Blackwell is the symbol of success—a beautiful woman who has parlayed her inheritance into an international conglomerate. Now, celebrating her 90th birthday, Kate surveys the family she has manipulated, dominated, and loved: the fair and the grotesque, the mad and the mild, the good and the evil—her winnings in life.