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Patricia C. Wrede Books In Order

Publication Order of Lyra Books

Shadow Magic (1982) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Daughter of Witches (1983) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Harp of Imach Thyssel (1985) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Caught in Crystal (1987) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Raven Ring (1994) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Enchanted Forest Books

Dragonsbane aka Dealing with Dragons (1990) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Searching for Dragons aka Dragon Search (1991) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Calling on Dragons (1993) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Talking to Dragons (1995) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Cecelia and Kate Series (with Caroline Stevermer) Books

Sorcery and Cecelia (1988) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Grand Tour (2004) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Mislaid Magician (2006) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Mairelon Books

Mairelon the Magician (1991) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Magician's Ward (1997) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Frontier Magic Books

Thirteenth Child (2009) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Across the Great Barrier (2011) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Far West (2012) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Standalone Novels

The Seven Towers (1984) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Snow White and Rose Red (1989) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Non-Fiction Books

Wrede on Writing (2013) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Patricia C. Wrede is American fantasy writer. She was born on 27th March 1953 and is the eldest of five siblings. She attended Carleton College where she graduated with Bachelor of Arts Degree in Biology. Two years later since her graduation, she married James Wrede but due to unforeseen circumstances divorced him in 1991. The author decided to soldier on with her higher studies, and in 1977 she graduated from the University of Minnesota with an MBA.

Wrede wrote her first book in 1978 while working as a financial analyst an accountant at the same time. She was a pioneer of The Scribblies alongside with Will Shetterly, Pamela Dean, Emma Bull and Steve Brust.

Wrede sold her first book to Ace Books (American publisher of fantasy and science fiction books) in 1980, and the book was published two years later in 1982. During the fall of 1980, the author met Lillian S. Carl who linked her to Lois McMaster Bujold, the renowned for American speculative fiction. Wrede became a full-time writer in 1985 shortly before the publication of her fifth book. She is a member of Liavek shared world anthology.

Wrede is a vegetarian and resides in Minneapolis, Minnesota together with her two cats. The author has no children of her own but has four nephews and four nieces, three in Illinois, two in Maine and three in Alabama.

Patricia C. Wrede is known as the author of Lyra series, The Enchanted Forest Chronicles, Magic and Malice, Cecelia and Kate, Frontier Magic and other series.

The Lyra series takes places in a fictional world named Lyra. The books loosely connected and can be read in any order; however, the order of publication is preferred. The first book in the series is Shadow Magic (1982), the second is Daughter of Witches (1984). The series release ended with The Raven Ring published in 1994.

The Enchanted Forest Chronicles series features Cimorene, a princess who’s become a dragon princess. The series is majorly marketed for young adults. The series consist of 4 books with the last book Talking to Dragons written from the perspective of Cimorene’s son, Daystar.

Cecelia and Kate’s trilogy is told from the first person perspective of cousins Cecelia and Kate. The last book of the trilogy sees an addition of two characters who recount their adventures in polite society and magic.

Magic and Malice consists of four books. The first book of the series Mairelon the Magician (1991) was published in 1991. Mairelon is a wizard with unique talents, and Kim is the woman under the protection of the wizard and the pair plan plots that leads to trouble. The events depicted in the novel take place in 1823 in the Regency period, but the author refuted the claims and stated that the events occurred in 1818.

The third book Magic and Malice was published in 1999 while the last book in the series, A Matter of Magic was released in 2010.

Frontier Magic is a trilogy which began publication in 2009 and concluded in 2012. The first book in the trilogy is Thirteenth Child (2009), followed by Across the Great Barrier (2011) and The Far West (2012). The trilogy is narrated by the thirteenth, Eff Rothmer. The first book covers her childhood from age five to her eighteenth birthday while book two and three covers Eff’s work as a scientist, explorer, and magician.

Thirteenth Child

Thirteenth Child is the first book in Frontier Magic series. The book first introduces Eff, born as the thirteenth child. She has a twin brother Lan who is the seventh son of a 7th son, meaning that Lan is supposed to have an incredible talent. Eff being the thirteenth child means that she is nothing but trouble to her family as well as her town. Undiscouraged, her family relocates to the frontier where her father is soon to become the professor of magic school proximal to the magical divide that separates the beasts of the wild and the settlers.

Just like the sequel, Across the Great Barrier, Thirteenth Child traces its root in North America at times when there are no Native Americans. It is intriguing, original, and the author presents the characters as well as the plot development in such a way that she cannot be matched to any other writer. You will love this compelling novel from the start to the very end.

Mairelon the Magician (2002)

Mairelon the Magician is the first book in Mairelon series.

Kim does not hesitate when he is offered a small fortune just to break into a traveling magician wagon to steal a silver bowl. She is an expert in breaking- entering after having spent her childhood disguised as a boy in the filthy streets of London, and she only understands one rule, rob them before they rob you.

However, there is something weird about this magician. He is not like the other swindlers and hucksters she used to rob. When the magician catches her in the stealing act, Kim thinks that it is over for her until the wizard gives her an offer, to become his apprentice. Kim never thought that she could become an apprentice of the man she wanted to rob and even wonders how tough her job is going to be, faking some hocus pocus. However, Mairelon is not fake or act; he is magic himself.

Magician’s Ward (1977)

The second book in Mairelon series kicks off after Kim is made Mairelon’s apprentice. The wizard swore to teach how to be a magician and a lady. Unfortunately, magic proves to be extremely hard for a girl who has just learned how to read. Before Kim frustrations and Merrill’s formidable correct aunt can drive her crazy, an unknown man tries to steal from Merrill townhouse.

As trouble strikes, Kim and Mairelon must negotiate the risks of London society aided by a Russian wizard prince, a London moneylender, seven famous French wizard and Mairelon charmingly outlandish mother.

The second installment is an attention grabber and will keep you focused from chapter one to the very last. The character and plot development are fantastic, and you will fall in love with how the author has managed to detail each scene presented in the novel.

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