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Publisher's Summary

Wall Street Journal bestselling author Charlie N. Holmberg returns to the enchanting world of The Paper Magician.

Alvie Brechenmacher has arrived in London to begin her training in Polymaking - the magical discipline of bespelling plastic. Polymaking is the newest form of magic, and in a field where there is so much left to learn, every Polymaker dreams of making the next big discovery.

Even though she is only an apprentice, Alvie is an inventor at heart, and she is determined to make as many discoveries - in as short a time frame - as she can. Luckily for her, she’s studying under the world-renowned magician Marion Praff, who is just as dedicated as Alvie is.

Alvie’s enthusiasm reinvigorates her mentor’s work, and together they create a device that could forever change Polymaking - and the world. But when a rival learns of their plans, he conspires to steal their invention and take the credit for it himself.

To thwart him, Alvie will need to think one step ahead. For in the high-stakes world of magical discovery, not everyone plays fair…

©2018 Charlie N. Holmberg (P)2018 Brilliance Publishing, Inc., all rights reserved.

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Kindred Spirit

So much of Alvie reminded me of myself, I loved her! She was very relatable with her quirkiness and awkward charm.

I am a huge fan of the Paper Magician series, and was excited when I saw this book was coming out! It can be read as a stand alone; however, I found it weirdly entertaining, as if I were in on a secret, when characters from the trilogy would surface in Alvie's story. Charlie has created a charming universe, and I hope she continues to explore it.

The performance was also really great! I listened at 1.5x speed, so it wasn't completely as it was designed, but I felt like the voice actor did a great job bringing it all to life.

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loved it!!<br />

Absolutely loved the book, the author writes well, and the narrator does a fantastic job!!

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Fun read!

If you have been waiting as I have for the next Charlie N Holmberg book, you will not be disappointed! I enjoyed this book thoroughly. Ms. Holmberg is a wonderful author with more imagination than should be allowed. The plastic magician is a lighthearted tale with an energetic and intelligent heroine. I certainly hope we can expect more about this character and maybe more involvement with the Thanes. Either way, whatever this author writes, I plan to read it!

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loved it!!

great, imaginative story. narration fully imersive and never dostracts with mangled voices. similar to the paper magician without as much circling.

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A marvelous addition to the Magicians collection

I love the Paper Magician series and this book is a fun add-on to the series. Beautifully narrated.

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Wonderful!

Started off pretty well, got a little slower in the beginning half, but picked up the pace halfway through and finished with a bang!

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Fantastic

Such a good book. One of my favorite main characters from Holmberg. Magic system is so fun. Highly recommend.

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Another great magician listen!

I just adore these novels. The stories have never failed to draw me in and Ms. Zimmerman' s narration is spot on.

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Another Holmberg home run

I loved this book. It's a great follow up to the Paper Magician series. A very different kind of story line, but all the same elements are there. I adored the main character and all her little mannerisms.

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A stumble

CNH is such an enjoyable author. The first three books in this series were so good that the Plastic Magician comes across as thin and pale in comparison. I found Alvie to be a thoroughly enjoyable character. But the plot was so absurdly obvious that the story feel flat.

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  • Krause Stefan
  • 05-20-18

Love the new story

Great new characters love the story of Alfie 😍 it's a must read for Charlie N. Holmberg fans

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  • stink
  • 05-17-18

Great

I loved this book so much it was an enjoyable read the maine character was lovely .I don't want to say to much as it it the 4th book ,what I will say it read it if you must start from the beginning you won't be disappointed ,the narrator did an excellent job as well.😀😀😀😀😀😀