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A scholar of magics
Caroline Stevermer
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From Publishers' Weekly:

In this sequel to Stevermer's charming fantasy of manners, A College of Magics (1994), set in an alternate Edwardian age, Jane Brailsford, the indomitable and fashionable sorceress from France's Greenlaw College, hooks up in England with handsome American sharpshooter Samuel Lambert. The sorcerous Fellows at Glasscastle University have recruited Lambert to perform field tests for a magical weapon. Jane has been charged with compelling Lambert's roommate, professor Nicholas Fell, to assume the mystical duties of the warden of the west. Fell, though, detects a disturbance in the music of the spheres that he believes he must rectify before accepting the wardenship. Unknown others, however, also have designs on both Fell and the wardenship. While the plot is mostly inconsequential, the descriptions of life at Glasscastle University, together with the sheer zest of the characters for magic, truth and fashion, make this a sweet, if slow, magical romance. This is the perfect read for those who enjoy taking ambling walks in orderly alternate worlds where calling cards and starched collars still help make a man. Agent, Frances Collin. (Apr. 15) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved

From Library Journal:

Called to prestigious Glasscastle University to serve as security for the institution's secret Agincourt Project, American sharpshooter Samuel Lambert finds the magical college and its inhabitants relatively tame until Jane Brailsford, the Provost's sister, arrives. This sequel to A College of Magics delivers a spicy blend of Victorian drawing room comedy and fantasy adventure as magic meets motor cars and Wild West cowboys. Gentle humor and genuine emotions combine in an intriguing novel that belongs in most fantasy and alternate history collections. (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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main characters Jane Brailsford
Fashionable; strong-willed; teaches math at Greenlaw College in France.

Samuel Lambert
Hired to test a new magical weapon.

Nicholas Fell
Rooming with Lambert; asked to take on the mystical duties of the Warden of the West.

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