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Charlie N. Holmberg

Autor/a de The Paper Magician

29 obres 6,885 Membres 337 Ressenyes 2 preferits

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Crèdit de la imatge: Author photo for Charlie N. Holmberg, 2017 By Lehinicholes - Own work, CC BY-SA 4.0,


Obres de Charlie N. Holmberg

The Paper Magician (2014) — Autor — 1,763 exemplars
The Glass Magician (2014) 832 exemplars
The Master Magician (2015) 687 exemplars
Spellbreaker (2020) 581 exemplars
Smoke & Summons (2019) 419 exemplars
Keeper of Enchanted Rooms (2022) 416 exemplars
The Plastic Magician (2018) 355 exemplars
Magic Bitter, Magic Sweet (2016) 274 exemplars
Spellmaker (2021) 212 exemplars
Star Mother (2021) 204 exemplars
The Will and the Wilds (2020) 168 exemplars
The Fifth Doll (2017) 159 exemplars
Followed by Frost (2015) 147 exemplars
Veins of Gold (2018) 141 exemplars
The Hanging City (2023) 130 exemplars
Myths & Mortals (2019) 118 exemplars
Heir of Uncertain Magic (2023) 90 exemplars
Siege & Sacrifice (2019) 87 exemplars
Star Father (2022) 61 exemplars
You're My I.T. (2022) 12 exemplars
Two-Damage My Heart (2022) 6 exemplars
Deep Magic December 2016 — Editor — 5 exemplars
Boy of Chaotic Making (2024) 5 exemplars
Horses, Hounds, & Happily Ever After (2022) — Pròleg — 4 exemplars
Midsummer Night Collection (6-in-1) (2019) — Col·laborador — 3 exemplars
Spellmaker 3 exemplars
Kagit Büyücüsü (2017) 1 exemplars
Cam Büyücüsü (2018) 1 exemplars


Coneixement comú

Nom oficial
Holmberg, Charlie Nicholes
Data de naixement
Lloc de naixement
Salt Lake City, Utah, USA
Sandy, Utah, USA
Llocs de residència
Moscow, Idaho, USA
Utah, USA
Brigham Young University (BA) (English and editing) (2010)
technical editor
freelance editor
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
Marlene Stringer (Stringer Literary)
Biografia breu
Born in Salt Lake City, Charlie N. Holmberg was raised a Trekkie alongside three sisters who also have boy names. She is a proud BYU alumna, plays the ukulele, owns too many pairs of glasses, and finally adopted a dog. Her fantasy Paper Magician series, which includes The Paper Magician, The Glass Magician, and The Master Magician, has been optioned by the Walt Disney Company. Her stand-alone novel, Followed by Frost, was nominated for a 2016 RITA Award for Best Young Adult Romance, and her novel The Fifth Doll won the 2018 Whitney for Speculative Fiction. She is a board member for Deep Magic Ezine and lives with her family in Utah. Visit her at



Ceony, the main Heroine of the story, at first to me seemed like a spoiled little brat, she doesn’t want to become a paper magician (but to be honest when they say the other types of magic you could bond to, you probably wouldn’t either) but she seemed downright rude in the beginning, however as she warms up to her new magic I found myself warming up to Ceony. She is the type of main character who you find yourself connecting to, whose flaws and strengths seem to reflect your own.

Holmberg’s writing was great making sure to keep you interested, I like that despite the seriousness of the situation that Ceony finds herself in, Holmberg kept her wit and kept Ceony in character and made her react to problems in a believable way.

I also like how detailed Holmberg is, in The Paper Magician, giving you enough so you can imagine yourself (if you wanted to) in the book but at the same time not shoving every little thing down your throat. One thing I found that peeved me a little was the climax at the end, it felt a tiny bit rushed. I was hoping for a bit more use of the magic, especially Ceony. The Excisioner was described as overpowered and scary however with the ease she was dispatched was a bit disappointing.

I do recommend this book as I enjoyed it immensely, as a matter of fact, I am already reading the second book The Glass Magician.
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latteslipsticklit | Hi ha 130 ressenyes més | Nov 16, 2023 |
I liked the beginning of the book as it brought back elements of the last book that I love, however about 75% in I almost wanted to just stop completely. Ceony seemed to turn into this pathetic, whinny, love sick know-it-all girl. It was disgusting. I hate to see a strong heroine in a book just be reduced to something like this.

Ceony does something dangerous and makes a mistake that puts people in danger and yet she gets all sulky when people get upset. I almost left it on the DNR list, but I powered through.

There is a third and final installment however with how Ceony turned in this one I wonder how she would be in the third book The Master Magician. She need to just understand she is still an apprentice, she doesn't even know all the spells of her craft. I honestly didn't mind the unfurling romance between Ceony and Emery in the beginning. I thought it was cute (even if she is technically his student), but it seemed that it made Ceony not be able to trust that Emery can take care of himself and caused her to make rash and wrong decisions. This book was not horrible by any means however you could say I may be over reacting.

I am going to have to think about reading the third book, I almost feel like I have to.
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latteslipsticklit | Hi ha 49 ressenyes més | Nov 16, 2023 |
It was ok. One plot sequence just went on and on and on, and I kept wondering if that part would end. I’ll read the rest of the series, but so far it is not nearly as enjoyable as the author’s Whimbrel House books.
the_alternate_typist | Hi ha 130 ressenyes més | Nov 11, 2023 |
Interesting story about reversing the roles of human and Trolls. It is an OK book, but I am not a fan
Baochuan | Hi ha 4 ressenyes més | Nov 9, 2023 |



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