Title: The Plastic Magician
By: Charlie N. Holmberg
Genre: Urban/Historical Fantasy
Release Date: May 15th, 2018
Summary from Goodreads: Wall Street Journal bestselling author Charlie N. Holmberg returns to the enchanting world of The Paper Magician.
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.
Alvie’s enthusiasm reinvigorates her mentor’s work, and together they create a device that could forever change Polymaking—and the world. But when a rival learns of their plans, he conspires to steal their invention and take the credit for it himself.
To thwart him, Alvie will need to think one step ahead. For in the high-stakes world of magical discovery, not everyone plays fair…
Review: Another fantastic magical adventure by Charlie Holmberg. Its always a treat to enter the world of the magicians and learn as they learn. This was a short read that I read cover to cover in one day. If you enjoyed the previous books by Holmberg, or are looking for a new twist on magical fantasy, I would recommend this series.
Received an advance reader copy in exchange for a fair review.