Sorcery & Cecelia (Cecelia and Kate, #1)

Sorcery & Cecelia (Cecelia and Kate, #1) Two Girls Contend With Sorcery In England S Regency Age.Since They Were Children, Cousins Kate And Cecelia Have Been Inseparable But In 1817, As They Approach Adulthood, Their Families Force Them To Spend A Summer Apart As Cecelia Fights Boredom In Her Small Country Town, Kate Visits London To Mingle With The Brightest Lights Of English Society.At The Initiation Of A Powerful Magician Into The Royal College Of Wizards, Kate Finds Herself Alone With A Mysterious Witch Who Offers Her A Sip From A Chocolate Pot When Kate Refuses The Drink, The Chocolate Burns Through Her Dress And The Witch Disappears It Seems That Strange Forces Are Convening To Destroy A Beloved Wizard, And Only Kate And Cecelia Can Stop The Plot But For Two Girls Who Have To Contend With The Pressures Of Choosing Dresses And Beaux For Their Debuts, Deadly Magic Is Only One Of Their Concerns.This Ebook Features Illustrated Biographies Of Patricia C Wrede And Caroline Stevermer Including Rare Photos And Never Before Seen Documents From The Authors Personal Collections. A magical marquis, his suspicious friend, and a pair of strong willed and mischievous young ladies get entangled in Regency era England Their story is told entirely in epistolary form, as lifelong friends Kate and Cecilia exchange letters Kate is experiencing her first Season in London, while Cecy is left home in the country But life gets unexpectedly complicated when both Kate and Cecy meet up with Thomas aka the Mysterious Marquis and his friend James, who are trying to stop a dark magica A magical marquis, his suspicious friend, and a pair of strong willed and mischievous young ladies get entangled in Regency era England Their story is told entirely in epistolary form, as lifelong friends Kate and Cecilia exchange letters Kate is experiencing her first Season in London, while Cecy is left home in the country But life gets unexpectedly complicated when both Kate and Cecy meet up with Thomas aka the Mysterious Marquis and his friend James, who are trying to stop a dark magical plot that endangers them all Vauxhall and vouchers to Almacks are mixed with spells that turn people into trees and a magical blue porcelain chocolate pot.This novel is noteworthy for having its genesis in a Letter Game between the two authors, each of them wr
One of my all time favorite books, Sorcery and Cecelia started out as a letter game between two brilliant writers The authors clearly enjoyed themselves and the resulting novel is a joy to read, both as a story and as a window into the fun experienced by to marvelous authors Set in Austen like 1817 England, which just happens to have some very polite magic rolling around, the plot is largely driven by excellent characterization, t
A perfectly charming little epistolary tale with a number of problems This is the story of Kate and Cecelia does this spelling of the name bother anyone else I had to type that name three times before I got it right, it seem so unnatural two cousins who are seperated for a few months while one experiences the London Season, and the other stays on their country estate, and w
Ljubi a sme tenih u period Regentstva ima kao partizanskih filmova fentezi ljubi a koji se de avaju u tom periodu ima mal ice manje.Sorcery Cecelia or The Enchanted Chocolate Pot je sve to mu ime ka e Imamo dve klinke ro ake koje se dopisuju na relaciji provincija London, zle arobnjake, dobre arobnjake, seksi arobnjake, za arane ibrike za kakao od plavog porcelana, moli u i za arane burmutice, dosta humora, balove i haljine na kilo mnogo haljina Shvatite me ozbiljno I rukavi Ljubi a sme tenih u period Regentstva ima kao partizanskih filmova fentezi ljubi a koji se de a
I quite enjoyed this book It s a little bit mystery, a little bit fantasy, there s a little magic and a little romance, all set in the early 1800 s England.The story takes place around cousins Cecelia and Kate, one goes to London for the summer, the other remains in the country Their correspondence begins ordinarily enough what tea party had been attended, or the trouble with hand me down dresses , but you get a sense very early on that Cecelia and Kate are kindred spirits and that there s mo I quite enjoyed this book It s a little bit mystery, a little bit fantasy, there s a little magic and a little romance, all set in the early 1800 s England.The story takes place around cousins Cecelia and Kate, one goes to London for the summer, the other remains in the country Their correspondence begins ordinarily enough what tea party had been attended, or the trouble with hand me down dresses , but you get a sense very early on that Cecelia and Kate are kindred spirits and that there sto them than the dresses they wear or the balls they attend.Soon after their written correspondence starts things begin to grow troublesome and it s clear that all is not as it should be Both girls quickly become involved in a dangerous and magic related mystery The cousins are eager to help the other best they can through their letters, as each tries to manage the mystery on their end I only gave this book 4 stars b
Patricia C Wrede and Caroline Stevermer first published Sorcery and Cecelia under that that title in 1988 In recent years, thanks to reprints with shiny new cover art by Scott M Fischer in the case of the edition I read as well as two new sequels, this book has regained popularity and visibility Aside from that, one of the most important things to know about this book is its alternate title The Enchanted Chocolate Pot Being the Correspondence of Two Young Ladies of Quality Regarding Variou Patricia C Wrede and Caroline Stevermer first published Sorcery and Cecelia under that that title in 1988 In recent years, thanks to reprints with shiny new cover art by Scott M
This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers To view it, click here Hmn How did I feel about this book If critique previous to my reading would have been negative, I would probably be contrary and say Nonsense, it was charming However, I had several reservations with this book.1 It started out slow and confusing It took me until around page 100 to really like the story line I had a very difficult time sorting out Kate and Cecelia there was very little to distinguish them one from another the awful portraits of them on my cover didn t help Top that w Hmn How did I feel about this book If critique previous to my reading would have been negative, I would probably be contrary and say Nonsense, it was charming However, I had several reservations with this book.1 It started out slow and confusing It took me until around page 100 to really like the story line I had a very difficult time sorting out Kate and Cecelia there was very little to d
Bit of a slog at the beginning, which is likely due to my own problems with the story structure It begins as exchanged letters between two teenage girls, seemingly Victorian era I can see how this would be attractive to collaborating authors, and fans of letter writing everywhere, but I always have trouble wrapping my head around that kind of narrative Once it gets going, it gets a little better The authors do a decent jobs of within letter asides that help explain things, but it s clearly b Bit of a slog at the beginning, which is likely due to my own problems with the story structure It begins as exchanged letters between two teenage girls, seemingly Victorian era I can see how this would be attractive to collaborating authors, and fans of letter writing everywhere, but I always have trouble wrapping my head ar
I first read this book a bajillion okay, fifteen years ago and remembered nothing about it which makes sense, since I was like nine When I found this hiding on my shelves, I decided to give it another visit, since I was in a terrible slump, and OMG I cannot recomment this DELIGHTFUL little treat of a bookIt s Regency fun with ADDED MAGIC and hilarious, wonderful narrators Kate and Cecelia, cousins and best friends, exchange letters in an alternate 1817 England where young men run th I first read
What a delightful novel I thoroughly enjoyed getting stuck in Cecy Kate s story, which was a combination of magic and whimsy and friendship and romance It did take me a little time to properly warm up to the epistolary style as I don t read stories like that often , but it