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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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Amazing

I got this without reading the description as I've listened to the rest of the magician novels (paper, glass, & master). I was surprised to find that it wasn't a continuation and more of a side line. The book did an amazing job of fleshing out the magician universe. It was very interesting to see both the "real" industrial works and magic. And this book did wonders at combining the two in a very sensible manor. The narrator is great, and I found her voice less grating than the first 3. If you enjoyed the first 3, you'll enjoy this one as well.

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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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waiting for more!

This story resolved one story line but made me want for another 5-20hrs of story. Paper magician felt more gratifying because of the length but I appreciated a bit more of the the world nonetheless.

Relatable characters and a wonderful performance made my long drives enjoyable. I predicted the ending and character motives early on but I am a bit of a detective and am rarely surprised.

Thank you-I await the"bending" sequel. :)

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My New Favorite Magic Series

I truly love this series from it's humble beginnings to the world that is developing around it. I love that it has branched over into different disciplines and can't wait for the day when it gets put into some sort of visual production.

The writing has developed even more-so than initial installments and the narration has doubled in greatness. I can't wait for another... there will be another, right?

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Always entertaining

I have enjoyed all of the Magician books. I look forward to more books in the series.

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Great adventure!<br />

This is like Harry Potter for adults!! I can say no more, just enjoy, enjoy.

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Clever, creative, engaging

I love this whole series. a nice break from heavier reading and they are super engaging.

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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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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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  • 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.😀😀😀😀😀😀