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.
I ordered this book as soon as it was available on Kindle, and let me tell you, it is awesome! Sometimes I have moments of insane WHY DIDN’T I THINK OF THAT?! jealousy, and I totally had one when I read The Paper Magician, because the magic is so extremely awesome and unique (on top of having engaging characters and a great plot. For real, Charlie, you’re making the rest of us look bad).
Basically, the magic works like this: upon graduation from Tagis Praff School for the Magically Inclined, magicians may bond with metal alloys, rubber, paper, fire, glass, plastic, or the forbidden magic: human flesh. Just reread the description of paper magic above to see how awesomely creative Charlie has been.
Obviously everyone loves free things, and so to celebrate the release of The Paper Magician and the beginning of Charlie’s awesome career as an author (trust me, she’s good, I’ve read some of her other work) I’m giving away a SIGNED paperback copy of The Paper Magician! Woo hoo! I’ve never done a giveaway before, so please help me make it awesome by entering.
To enter, just tell me which material you’d want to bond to in the comments. If you want to enter more than once, share this post on social media and comment again with a link to where you’ve shared. You have until Friday, September 26th at 2pm Mountain Time to enter (that’s 4pm for you people on Eastern). I’ll use a random number generator to choose the winner, so make sure you check back Friday evening! Good luck!
OH! And if all this sounds exciting, you can also preorder the second book in Charlie’s series, The Glass Magician, available November 4th from 47North.
Homegrown in Salt Lake City, Charlie was raised a Trekkie with three sisters who also have boy names. She writes fantasy novels and does freelance editing on the side. She’s a proud BYU alumna, plays the ukulele, and owns too many pairs of glasses.