Minor Mage

Minor Mage Review

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.

He was a very minor mage.

Unfortunately, he was all they had.

Title:Minor Mage
Edition Language:English

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    Minor Mage Reviews

  • carol.

    You didn’t need to be a wizard to realize that if the rains didn’t come, it was going to get very bad in the village. But you also definitely didn’t need to be a wizard to know that Oliver’s m...

  • Lois Bujold

    Enjoyed this one too. I have no idea why editors didn't think it could be published as a children's book. 12-year-old hero, check. Cute animal familiar, check. Story told in a dozen modest chapters, i...

  • K.J. Charles

    A delightful story about a 12yo mage plunged into a scary adventure because of adult cowardice, incompetence, and cruelty. All right, that doesn't *sound* delightful, but as ever T Kingfisher has got ...

  • Tadiana ?Night Owl?

    Another great fantasy from T. Kingfisher! Oliver, an inexperienced 12-year-old boy with just a few magical spells under his belt (the old village mage wasn’t able to teach him much before he died) i...

  • Emma

    Absolutely charming!...

  • Mikhail

    I love this to bits.I mean, it's not really anything new in Vernon's oeuvre, but it's got bandits and monsters and snarky animal companions and surprisingly insightful psychology and skewed looks at f...

  • Emily

    I love my new disaster child and his armadillo.(for what it's worth, I would give this to a young-ish teenager but younger than that it would depend on the kid. Like, *I* would probably have read this...

  • Leseparatist

    A rare case where the writer says a book is for younger readers and the editors don't seem to agree, huh. It totally reads somewhere between YA & MG-tone wise, albeit with some very heavy themes and s...

  • katayoun Masoodi

    I hope to see more stories about the armadillo and his mage, two lovely wise beings, i can just see them having great adventures!This small adventure was most entertaining and it being a short story d...

  • Ellen

    As usual, as soon as a Kingfisher story drops I drop everything I'm doing to devour it. There is something in me that is always ready for her kind of story, which is usually kind, and sarcastic, and p...