Minor Mage

T. Kingfisher

fiction fantasy young adult
adventurous fast-paced

185 pages | first published 2019

Oliver was a very minor mage. His familiar reminded him of this several times a day.

He only knew three spells, and one of them was to control his allergy to armadillo dander. His attempts to summon elementals resulted in nosebleeds, and there is nothing more embarrassing than having your elemental leave the circle to get you a tissue, pat you comfortingly, and then disappear in a puff of magic. The armadillo had about wet himself laughing.

He was a very minor mage.

Unfortunately, he was all they had.

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Moods

adventurous 100%
funny 61%
lighthearted 57%
hopeful 47%
dark 23%
emotional 19%
inspiring 14%
mysterious 14%
tense 9%
reflective 4%

Pace

fast 71%
medium 28%

Strong character development?

Yes: 88% | N/A: 5% | No: 5%

Loveable characters?

Yes: 100%

Diverse cast of characters?

No: 57% | Yes: 35% | N/A: 7%

Flaws of characters centre-stage?

Yes: 75% | It's complicated: 12% | No: 12%

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