The Master Magician 2.5/5 ****
Charlie N. Holmberg - Fiction/ Sci-Fi
The Master Magician is the last of the The Paper Magician series and I have to admit it is also the least entertaining.
I was SO disappointed in this book. It's predictable and boring. If it hadn't been the last book in the series, my sense of obligation motivating me to finish it would have been void and it likely would have ended up in the "can't finish" pile.
The Master Magician jumps ahead about 2 years from the conclusion of The Glass Magician and brings us to weeks before Ceony test for her Master Magician title.
Fearing scrutiny given the relationship between himself and his apprentice, magician Thane sends Ceony to test with another Paper magician, one who does not care for Emery or his apprentice. Really, I think the separation between Ceony and Emery is needed simply so Ceony can find ways to get herself into dangerous and unnecessary situations, otherwise the book would have ended before it even starts.
The only bit of excitement is the idea that Ceony still harbors a secret that could change how magic is practiced forever; the ability to practice magic outside the original bonded material. The potential for this book to be engaging and entertaining was endless based on Ceony's new "superpower," but it fell flat, very flat.
If you've read the other books, you know how it ends. PREDICTABLE.
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