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Magician’s Hoard

Friday, February 25, 2022

Magician’s Hoard (2019) Celia Lake (Mysterious Charm)

Magicians HoardSet in England in 1926.

Pross has been a widow for six years, raising her daughter, running a small bookstore, and taking on the occasional research project.

“What did you want from the Society, then? You seem to have most of it covered.” He looked up at her as if he was expecting something.

She made a frustrated noise. “I know what it says, but I don’t know how to interpret it. I’m not an archaeologist, I’m not a materia specialist, I’m not a linguist. There could be a puzzle or a warning or a… I don’t know. Probably not a curse. I read too many novels.”

Ibis is a fellow at the Research Society, but it’s made clear he is not one of them.

“Same old, then?”


“Same old, too. Wearing more today than some. Other people getting preferment, told about opportunities, that sort of thing.”

As much as I enjoyed the story, this book has the same issues as the previous two books–a desperate need for editing.

Ferry shrugged. “He spent so long without money, even now things are steady. That’s not something wears off that easily.

He hoped the names protect in some way, if he used the soothing syllables.

He indicated two spots on the map, “Someone would have been found already: these fields were both ploughed over the centuries.”

It’s aggravating.

Aside from that I did like Ibis a lot, and Pross as well.

Rating: 6/10


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