Friday, April 3, 2015

Friday Memes: The Paper Magician by Charlie N. Holmberg

Happy Friday everybody!
Book Beginnings on Friday is now hosted by Rose City Reader. The Friday 56 is hosted at Freda's Voice. Check out the links above for the rules and for the posts of the participants each week. Don’t dig for your favorite book, the coolest, the most intellectual. Use the CLOSEST.

This week I am spotlighting The Paper Magician by Charlie N. Holmberg. This book has been on my Kindle since September 25, 2014. I recently bought the sequel when it was a Kindle Daily Deal and decided that I had to read the first book. Here is the description from Amazon:
Ceony Twill arrives at the cottage of Magician Emery Thane with a broken heart. Having graduated at the top of her class from the Tagis Praff School for the Magically Inclined, Ceony is assigned an apprenticeship in paper magic despite her dreams of bespelling metal. And once she’s bonded to paper, that will be her only magic…forever.

Yet the spells Ceony learns under the strange yet kind Thane turn out to be more marvelous than she could have ever imagined—animating paper creatures, bringing stories to life via ghostly images, even reading fortunes. But as she discovers these wonders, Ceony also learns of the extraordinary dangers of forbidden magic.

An Excisioner—a practitioner of dark, flesh magic—invades the cottage and rips Thane’s heart from his chest. To save her teacher’s life, Ceony must face the evil magician and embark on an unbelievable adventure that will take her into the chambers of Thane’s still-beating heart—and reveal the very soul of the man.

From the imaginative mind of debut author Charlie N. Holmberg, The Paper Magician is an extraordinary adventure both dark and whimsical that will delight readers of all ages.
For the past five years, Ceony had wanted to be a Smelter.
Friday 56: 
Would Mg. Thane return today? She didn't have even a tenth of her latest homework stack completed if he did. Surely he wouldn't penalize her for that, but Ceony had come to learn that the paper magician only sometimes did what she expected. 


  1. Hi Kathy, thanks for stopping by! THE PAPER MAGICIAN sounds like it will be a magical read! Was it?

  2. I've seen so many thing about this book, and I really want to get to this series...eventually. :)

  3. I hadn't heard of this before but it sounds quite inventive!

  4. I hadn't heard of this one before either, but it sounds like it could be good.

  5. I like the sound of this one and the look of the cover. Hope you enjoy it and the sequel.

  6. Sounds good! I wasn't sure if I was going to read this book, but your quote has me curious! Check out my Friday 56!

  7. These have been on my radar for awhile mostly because of the covers. I do love the sound of the 56. It sounds like she's some kind of student. I hope you review it because I'd love to hear your thoughts on it!

  8. I'm intrigued by the magic of it all!
    Happy Easter reading!


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