Frontier Magic
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  • 1
    Thirteenth Child | Patricia C. Wrede

    Thirteenth Child

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 32 mins)
    • By Patricia C. Wrede
    • Narrated By Amanda Ronconi
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    Eff was born a thirteenth child. Her twin brother, Lan, is the seventh son of a seventh son. This means he's supposed to possess amazing talent - and she's supposed to bring only bad things to her family and her town. Undeterred, her family moves to the frontier, where her father will be a professor of magic at a school perilously close to the magical divide that separates settlers from the beasts of the wild. With wit and wonder, Patricia Wrede creates an alternate history of westward expansion that will delight fans of both J. K. Rowling and Laura Ingalls Wilder.

    History, Magic, Teens, & Not An Inkling of Romance

    First of all, Thirteenth Child's lack of romance is extremely refreshing. There are a lot of YA series out there with strong female leads, and there's..Show More »

    Reviewed on July 12 2013 by Erin - Audible (Jersey City, NJ)
  • 2
    Across the Great Barrier: Frontier Magic, Book 2 | Patricia C. Wrede

    Across the Great Barrier: Frontier Magic, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 25 mins)
    • By Patricia C. Wrede
    • Narrated By Amanda Ronconi
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    (613)
    Story
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    Eff is riding west, away from the safety of the frontier city she's always known.... Eff could be a powerful magician if she wanted to. Except she's not sure she wants that kind of responsibility. Everyone keeps waiting for her to do something amazing - or to fail in a spectacular way. Worse, her twin brother, Lan, a powerful double seventh son, is jealous of all the attention she's been getting. Even as Eff protests that she's just an ordinary girl, she's asked to travel past the Barrier Spell with one of the new professors at her father's school. The land west of the Barrier is full of dangers, both magical and wild. Eff will need to use all her strength - magical and otherwise - to come safely back home.

    Another excellent book by Patricia C. Wrede

    I truly enjoy Patricia's ability to create characters and situations that are easy to imagine and her writing style flows so nicely. I am looking forw..Show More »

    Reviewed on June 20 2014 by David A. Jones (Carrollton, TX USA)
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    The Far West | Patricia C. Wrede

    The Far West

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 50 mins)
    • By Patricia C. Wrede
    • Narrated By Amanda Ronconi
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (578)
    Performance
    (527)
    Story
    (529)

    Eff is an unlucky 13th child...but also the seventh daughter in her family. Her twin brother, Lan, is a powerful double seventh son. Her life at the edge of the Great Barrier Spell is different from anyone else's that she knows.

    I hope this is a series and not just a trilogy.

    I have now read all three books in this trilogy and I sincerely hope that Wrede's readers will convince her to turn this into a series. I can see ple..Show More »

    Reviewed on October 04 2013 by ShySusan (Somewhere in Darkest Utah)