EPISTOLARY FANTASY THAT WILL MAKE YOU SMILE ; PATRICIA WREDE AND CAROLINE STEVERMER’S SORCERY AND CECILIA
Source:Jo Walton at Tor.com
Sorcery and Cecelia is delightful. It’s a Regency Romance set in a Regency England with magic. It’s in the form of letters sent between the Kate and Cecelia, who are cousins and best friends. Kate is in London for a season and Cecelia at home in the country. They both become caught up in the complicated and magical affair of the Enchanted Chocolate Pot, and with young, fascinating, and infuriating gentlemen. There are aunts and Almacks, birdwitted beauties and a mysterious marquis, just as you’d expect, and there’s magic running through everything—a spell to make all the young men fall in love with one particular young lady, the investiture of a neighbour into the Royal College of Wizards, and the interesting matter of charm bags.
The afterword reveals that the book was written as a series of letters between the two authors and tidied up later. You can’t always tell what fun something was to write by what fun it is to read, but I think you can in this particular case. This isn’t a book to take seriously, there’s never a moment’s actual worry for the safety of the protagonists or their loved ones, bit is really is charming, and a lot of fun.
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This book sounds so cute! And I love Regency novels. And Magic is always a great addition to a story. Have you read this? Does it sound like something you would read?
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