Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Sorcery and Cecilia: by Patricia C. Wrede and Caroline Stevermer

Dear Reader,

Things have been quite exciting in England for Kate and Cecy.

First off, Kate is reluctantly whisked away to London for the Season with her sister Georgina, while cousin Cecelia is left to brood alone in the country.

Then Kate stumbles into an enchanted garden during Sir Hilary's induction ceremony at Royal College of Wizards and nearly gets done to death by Miranda, a sinister woman with a chocolate pot filled with not-so-nice hot chocolate.

At the same time Cecy meets the enchanting Dorothea, the daughter of the aforementioned Miranda. Despite her mama's dragon-like manner, Dorothea is a sweet girl with a quiet demeanor who unaccountably becomes an irresistible attraction to all men.

Then Kate stumbles into an acquaintance with Thomas, the "odious" Marquis of Schofield.

And Cecy confronts James Tarleton, a young man who keeps trying (and miserably failing) to sneak about in the shrubbery and spy on Dorothea.

Next, Kate learns that there is a sinister plot involving the demise of Thomas.

Cecy realises that a chocolate pot has something to do with it all.

Miranda is involved.

So is Sir Hilary.

Thank goodness this is just an epistolary Fantasy Regency Romance, or we might be terrified!




A great deal is happening in London and the country this season.

For starters, there's the witch who tried to poison Kate at the Royal College of Wizards. There's also the man who seems to be spying on Cecelia. (Though he's not doing a very good job of it--so just what are his intentions?) And then there's Oliver. Ever since he was turned into a tree, he hasn't bothered to tell anyone where he is.

Clearly, magic is a deadly and dangerous business. And the girls might be in fear for their lives . . . if only they weren't having so much fun!

My Rating: *****


  1. Replies
    1. It is. It's a bit slow to start, but then the two stories start to mesh and it gets really exciting!

  2. Sounds like fun! Where do I sign up ;)

    1. **gigglegigglegiggle**

      I do hope you check it out. It's such fun, and there are two other books after this that are just as much fun to read.

  3. How not-so-nice is that chocolate pot? I'm intrigued by Kate and Dorothea (and the brooding Cecy). This happens to be a period I enjoy reading about, too!

    1. It's a very lovely chocolate pot. It was the actual hot chocolate that was not-so-nice.

      Well, the chocolate pot isn't exactly nice either.

      Tell me what you think when you read this!

  4. Cat, I've tagged you on my blog. Stop by to see what you need to do now.

  5. Hi Cat,
    Just dropped in to tell you I've given you the Kreativ Blogger Award.

    Go here to see it:

    1. Aw, thank you so much! I appreciate it muchly. :-*


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