The Paper Magician

4 books in series
4 out of 5 stars 8,299 ratings

The Paper Magician Publisher's Summary

Ceony Twill arrives at the cottage of Magician Emery Thane with a broken heart. Having graduated at the top of her class from the Tagis Praff School for the Magically Inclined, Ceony is assigned an apprenticeship in paper magic despite her dreams of bespelling metal. And once she's bonded to paper, that will be her only magic... forever.

Yet the spells Ceony learns under the strange yet kind Thane turn out to be more marvelous than she could have ever imagined - animating paper creatures, bringing stories to life via ghostly images, even reading fortunes. But as she discovers these wonders, Ceony also learns of the extraordinary dangers of forbidden magic.

An Excisioner - a practitioner of dark, flesh magic - invades the cottage and rips Thane's heart from his chest. To save her teacher's life, Ceony must face the evil magician and embark on an unbelievable adventure that will take her into the chambers of Thane's still-beating heart - and reveal the very soul of the man.

From the imaginative mind of debut author Charlie N. Holmberg, The Paper Magician is an extraordinary adventure both dark and whimsical that will delight listeners of all ages.

©2014 Charlie N. Holmberg (P)2014 Brilliance Audio, all rights reserved.
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  • Book 1

    • The Paper Magician

    • By: Charlie N. Holmberg
    • Narrated by: Amy McFadden
    • Length: 7 hrs and 25 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 3,604
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 3,273
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 3,262

    Ceony Twill arrives at the cottage of Magician Emery Thane with a broken heart. Having graduated at the top of her class from the Tagis Praff School for the Magically Inclined, Ceony is assigned an apprenticeship in paper magic despite her dreams of bespelling metal. And once she's bonded to paper, that will be her only magic... forever. Yet the spells Ceony learns under the strange yet kind Thane turn out to be more marvelous than she could have ever imagined.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Valley girl reads book on faux British accent

    • By James and co. on 06-23-15

    Regular price: $13.99

  • Book 2

    • The Glass Magician

    • By: Charlie N. Holmberg
    • Narrated by: Amy McFadden
    • Length: 6 hrs and 37 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,154
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,922
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 1,927

    Now well into her apprenticeship with magician Emery Thane, 20-year-old Ceony Twill is continuing to discover the joy of paper magic. She adores bringing her spells to life in surprising ways, from learning the power of distortion to creating a beloved paper dog. And she secretly hopes that the romance she foresaw blossoming between her and the peculiar yet strikingly handsome Emery finally becomes real.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Fun historical fantasy

    • By Kira on 10-30-15

    Regular price: $13.99

  • Book 3

    • The Master Magician

    • By: Charlie N. Holmberg
    • Narrated by: Amy McFadden
    • Length: 6 hrs and 47 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,019
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,827
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,835

    Throughout her studies, Ceony Twill has harbored a secret, one she's kept from even her mentor, Emery Thane. She's discovered how to practice forms of magic other than her own - an ability long thought impossible. While all seems set for Ceony to complete her apprenticeship and pass her upcoming final magician's exam, life quickly becomes complicated. To avoid favoritism, Emery sends her to another paper magician for testing, a Folder who despises Emery and cares even less for his apprentice.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • An endearing, enchanting culmination to the series

    • By JTF on 06-08-15

    Regular price: $13.99

  • Book 4

    • The Plastic Magician

    • A Paper Magician Novel
    • By: Charlie N. Holmberg
    • Narrated by: Sarah Zimmerman
    • Length: 7 hrs and 12 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 522
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 475
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 474

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • My New Favorite Magic Series

    • By Jonas Lee on 08-17-18

    Regular price: $24.49