Minor Mage

eBook, 176 pages

English language

Published July 30, 2019 by Red Wombat Studio.

4 stars (2 reviews)

Oliver was a very minor mage. His familiar reminded him of this several times a day.

He only knew three spells, and one of them was to control his allergy to armadillo dander. His attempts to summon elementals resulted in nosebleeds, and there is nothing more embarrassing than having your elemental leave the circle to get you a tissue, pat you comfortingly, and then disappear in a puff of magic. The armadillo had about wet himself laughing.

3 editions

New to Vernon / Kingfisher, but everything I've read so far is great

5 stars

I know Ursula Vernon has a lot of stories under her belt, but until I read Jackalope Wives (LeVar Burton Reads) I hadn't read anything of hers. Then I read A Wizard's Guide To Defensive Baking which I'm going to go back and rate because I can't get it out of my head.

In that one (and Minor Mage) there's this recurring theme of Children having to do things because adults in their lives failed them. I don't mean in the usual kid lit way. I mean in Minor Mage, the protagonist sets off for a quest he was already going to go on because an angry mob forced him out of town. He's 12. Maybe I just need to read more Middle Grade, but it feels like T. Kingfisher forever amazes me

avatar for strix_aluco_sylvatica

rated it

4 stars