Frontier Magic

3 books in series
4 out of 5 stars 3,461 ratings

Thirteenth Child Publisher's Summary

#1 New York Times best-selling author Pat Wrede returns to Scholastic with an amazing new trilogy about the use of magic in the wild, wild west.

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.

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  • Book 1

    • Thirteenth Child

    • By: Patricia C. Wrede
    • Narrated by: Amanda Ronconi
    • Length: 9 hrs and 32 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 1,648
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 1,491
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 1,502

    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.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • History, Magic, Teens, & Not An Inkling of Romance

    • By Erin - Audible on 07-12-13

    Regular price: $19.95

  • Book 2

    • Across the Great Barrier

    • Frontier Magic, Book 2
    • By: Patricia C. Wrede
    • Narrated by: Amanda Ronconi
    • Length: 9 hrs and 25 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 926
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 847
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 850

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Another excellent book by Patricia C. Wrede

    • By David A. Jones on 06-20-14

    Regular price: $19.95

  • Book 3

    • The Far West

    • By: Patricia C. Wrede
    • Narrated by: Amanda Ronconi
    • Length: 10 hrs and 50 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 887
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 810
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 811

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A Mostly Satisfying Conclusion

    • By Marcus on 08-20-14

    Regular price: $24.95