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Monday, January 31, 2005

#7: The Grand Tour -- Patricia Wrede and Caroline Stevermer

Sequel to Sorcery and Cecilia, the prototype Regency-romance-with-magic. I didn't enjoy this quite as much as the first novel, but the plot's rather bigger, dealing with a European conspiracy and a set of magical objects. Some lovely observation, though it doesn't have the Heyeresque social-comedy feel of its predecessor. Kate and Cecy's travels around 19th-century Europe are fascinating, and historically credible: magic as a way of dealing with flea-ridden beds ...

reposted here from LJ in order to keep all my reviews in one place

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