In January I set myself a reading target on Good Reads of 20 books in 2016. Thanks to a timely illness and hospital stay, I already have three of the seven Harry Potter books under my belt and this delightful novel by Charlie N. Holmberg about to be tucked in.
The Paper Magician is one of those books that you don’t read, you devour. From page one you are thrown into a world of strange magic. Not wand waving, broomstick riding magic but magic so different and imaginative you can’t help but wonder if the author has indeed herself some mystical magical powers flowing through her pencil.
Emery Thane is a magician with a broken heart and a new apprentice, Ceony Twill. Thrown against her dreams into a apprenticeship in Folding she soon discovers that there is more to Folding than paper, precise lines and perfect corners. Bonded to paper and propelled into a world where animals of paper come to life and skeletons of card serve the house, the unwelcome arrival of a dangerous visitor threatens her fledgling craft and thrusts Ceony into a whirlwind adventure through the four chambers of her masters still beating heart after a vicious attack in a bid to save his life.
I have read a few negative reviews about this book but I can honestly say from the first to the last page, I was hooked.