Article Title

The Paper Magician


Karen Abbott


Outstanding, Young Adult, Magic, Apprentice, Adventure, Courage, Origami, Spells, Evil, Love, Heart, Sacrifice, Guilt, Suicide, Murder

Document Type

Book Review


Bonding her magic to paper was far from Ceony's first choice. In fact, almost any other branch of magic would have pleased her more. Nevertheless, she has an inner drive to be the best at anything she undertakes and begins to make rapid progress with her paper studies. There is something mysterious about her master Magician, Emery Thane, who suddenly disappears for a week without explanation. When he returns, an evil magician wielding forbidden blood magic is hot on his trail. The evil mage literally steals Emery's heart and Ceony is barely able to patch together a paper pump to hold him together while she sets out on a quest to find it. Along the way she develops her talents for paper spells, learns a great deal about a magician's heart, and makes a few discoveries about her own.