Sorcery and cecelia or the enchanted chocolate pot by caroline stevermer fun and witty
Sorcery and Cecelia or TheEnchanted Chocolate Pot by Caroline Stevermer Fun And Witty!A great deal is happening in London and the country this season.For starters, theres the witch who tried to poison Kate at the Royal Collegeof Wizards. Theres also the man who seems to be spying on Cecelia.(Though hes not doing a very good job of it--so just what are hisintentions?) And then theres Oliver. Ever sinc e he was turned into a tree,he hasnt bothered to tell anyone where he is.Clearly, magic is a deadly and dangerous business. And the girls might bein fear for their lives . . . if only they werent having so much fun!Features:* Click here to view our Condition Guide and Shipping PricesPatricia C. Wrede and Caroline Stevermer first published Sorcery andCecelia under that that title in 1988. In recent years, thanks to reprints withshiny new cover art by Scott M. Fischer in the case of the edition I read aswell as two new sequels, this book has regained popularity and visibility.Aside from that, one of the most important things to know about this bookis its alternate title: The Enchanted Chocolate Pot: Being theCorrespondence of Two Young Ladies of Quality Regarding VariousMagical Scandals in London and the Country.
Wrede and Stevermer wrote this book as a writing exercise of sorts calledthe Letter Game. Patricia C. Wrede wrote as Cecelia while CarolineStevermer responded with Kates letters. They did not plan the plot beforethey began writing.Almost every review I have found online describes Sorcery and Cecelia asa cross between the books of Jane Austen and those of J. K. Rowling. Thecomparison does make sense, but I might venture to say I liked this bookbetter than any of the Harry Potter series.The year is 1817 in an England where magic is as much a part of life asletter writing. The latter is of particular importance to Kate and Cecelia asthe cousins spend the novel in separate parts of England. While Kate andher more glamorous sister Georgina are in London enjoying a properSeason, Cecelia, much to her consternation, is left to languish in thecountry with her brother Oliver for company (at least until hes turned into atree).Problems begin for both cousins when Kate accidentally intercepts a rathernasty pot of chocolate in a London garden that was, apparently, meant forthe eccentric Marquis of Schofield. If only he would explain exactly why.Meanwhile, in the country, Cecelia finds herself following a shady figurespying on Cecys new (and surprisingly popular!) friend Dorothea. WhenCecelia repeatedly catches him in the act of spying, James Tarletonrepeatedly refuses to offer any information.As the girls learn more about these mysterious men, and the mysteriousevents, it becomes clear that something big is happening--big enough thatevidence of the plan can be seen in both London and the country. The onlyquestion is what, exactly, is going on and if Kate and Cecelia can stop it intime.Being an homage to Jane Austen, this novel has not one but tworomances. Which couple is better has been a hot topic since the bookcame out. The librarian who recommended the book to me feels verystrongly that the Mysterious Marquis and Kate are a more enjoyable matchto observe. For my part, I preferred Cecelia and James.This novel avoids all of the traps that can make an epistolary novel awful.There is no repetition, there is dialogue, the narrative reads like a, for lackof a better word, normal book in that the narrative flows in a fairlytraditional way. There is neither too much information nor too little. And,most importantly, the novel is filled with suspense, action, humor andromance that shines through both Cecelias and Kates letters.But then from two talented and well-known fantasy writers, what else can areader expect but perfection?
Sorcery and Cecelia is the first in a series of books f eaturing Kate andCecelia. Their stories continue in The Grand Tour (2004) and The MislaidMagician of Ten Years After (2006). For More 5 Star Customer Reviews and Lowest Price: Sorcery and Cecelia or The Enchanted Chocolate Pot by Caroline Stevermer - 5 Star Customer Reviews and Lowest Price!