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Charlie N. Holmberg

Autor(a) de The Paper Magician

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Inclui os nomes: C.N. Holmberg, Charlie N. Holmberg

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Obras de Charlie N. Holmberg

The Paper Magician (2014) — Autor — 1,866 cópias
The Glass Magician (2014) 876 cópias
The Master Magician (2015) 730 cópias
Spellbreaker (2020) 641 cópias
Keeper of Enchanted Rooms (2022) 516 cópias
Smoke & Summons (2019) 446 cópias
The Plastic Magician (2018) 392 cópias
Magic Bitter, Magic Sweet (2016) 294 cópias
Star Mother (2021) 235 cópias
Spellmaker (2021) 234 cópias
The Hanging City (2023) 198 cópias
The Fifth Doll (2017) 180 cópias
The Will and the Wilds (2020) 179 cópias
Followed by Frost (2015) 155 cópias
Veins of Gold (2018) 146 cópias
Heir of Uncertain Magic (2023) 137 cópias
Myths & Mortals (2019) 127 cópias
Siege & Sacrifice (2019) 94 cópias
Star Father (2022) 72 cópias
Boy of Chaotic Making (2024) 51 cópias
Still the Sun (2024) 24 cópias
You're My I.T. (2022) 18 cópias
Two-Damage My Heart (2022) 8 cópias
Deep Magic December 2016 — Editor — 5 cópias
Midsummer Night Collection (6-in-1) (2019) — Contribuinte — 4 cópias
Horses, Hounds, & Happily Ever After (2022) — Prefácio — 4 cópias
Magic and Miracles — Autor — 1 exemplar(es)


Conhecimento Comum

Nome de batismo
Holmberg, Charlie Nicholes
Data de nascimento
Local de nascimento
Salt Lake City, Utah, USA
Sandy, Utah, USA
Locais de residência
Moscow, Idaho, USA
Utah, USA
Brigham Young University (BA) (English and editing) (2010)
technical editor
freelance editor
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
Marlene Stringer (Stringer Literary)
Pequena biografia
Born in Salt Lake City, Charlie N. Holmberg was raised a Trekkie alongside three sisters who also have boy names. She is a proud BYU alumna, plays the ukulele, owns too many pairs of glasses, and finally adopted a dog. Her fantasy Paper Magician series, which includes The Paper Magician, The Glass Magician, and The Master Magician, has been optioned by the Walt Disney Company. Her stand-alone novel, Followed by Frost, was nominated for a 2016 RITA Award for Best Young Adult Romance, and her novel The Fifth Doll won the 2018 Whitney for Speculative Fiction. She is a board member for Deep Magic Ezine and lives with her family in Utah. Visit her at www.charlienholmberg.com.



It's not really clear in Charlie Holmberg's The Paper Magician if one needs to have been born with magic. Ceony Twill doesn't seem to have manifested any particular powers from what we learn about her life before attending Tagis Praff School for the Magically Inclined. But she does want to learn magic, and maybe that's good enough. In the world Holmberg builds, students take the classes they want and experiment and may aspire to a particular kind of magic, but ultimately are bonded to one particular kind of substance through which they can perform it. Ceony longs to be bonded to metal, but instead, because of a lack of paper magicians, she's sent to Emery Thane, to become his apprentice.

Ceony sulks a little but I was pleasantly surprised at how non-mopey she generally was...it seems like characters like this are usually 100% pro-pity parties. But even though she wishes it hadn't been so, she dedicates herself to learning the craft of paper magic. She's settling into a mostly comfortable groove when suddenly she and Emery, on who she is starting to develop a bit of a crush, are brutally attacked by an evil magician, and although she's been forbidden to, she (of course) adventures to save him. She has to make a journey, both literal and metaphorical, through his heart in order to do so.

The journey through the heart is where most of the character development comes from. It's in a way a kind of blunt plot device...instead of having to learn things about her Emery's inner life organically, she's treated to highlight and lowlight reels of the most sensitive, defining moments of his life. But I think it works, mostly. It not only rounds out his character, but it makes her growing crush seem less like the oh-so-tiresome InstaLove trope. And the system of magic that Holmberg creates for her world is fresh and interesting. But at the end of the day, this isn't high literature. It's fluffy, and perfect for the way I read it: on an airplane. Or at a beach. It's pleasant and light and thinking about it too hard isn't recommended. There are sequels, but I'm not nearly invested enough to seek them out. If you need something to help pass the time, though, you could do a lot worse.
… (mais)
ghneumann | outras 139 resenhas | Jun 14, 2024 |
This was incredibly boring
There’s slow burn and then there’s GLACIAL - brrr the romance is cold in here
The only thing I liked about this book was Merrit, the house keeper and cook
spiritedstardust | outras 4 resenhas | Jun 1, 2024 |
Unique Fun

So much to recommend
I wanted a light quick read with magic and got so much more.
Just fun.
Complicated and real enough to keep me interested.
Thank you. Charlie.
JoRob01 | outras 14 resenhas | May 18, 2024 |
Full review:

The plot in this book was really on point for me. Easily the best of the three in my opinion. I didn’t get that disjointed feeling like I experienced in the first book or the rigidity of the second. But overall I liked how this plot played out and the events that occurred through it. It’s a good story.… (mais)
RochelleJones | outras 28 resenhas | Apr 5, 2024 |



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