Miss Ellicott's School for the Magically MindedBook - 2017
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JCLChrisK Mar 10, 2018
This is a splendid little story. "Little" because it's a fantasy that stands alone. "Splendid" because it cleverly addresses some heavy themes with a light touch, nicely balancing dry humor and serious adventure. It's much fun.
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I give you Chantel Goldenrod, magician, age thirteen.
Yes, of course. All people are dangerous, especially when they think and act for themselves.
And does she?
But there are signs.
And the girl is certainly magical, and she is training to be a sorceress.
Therefore, there are dangers. She is carefully watched.
We have seen nothing to alarm us yet. She is a model of deportment. She speaks when spoken to and otherwise maintains a proper silence in the presence of her elders and betters.
She can't possibly be planning anything.
Nonetheless, she is thirteen, and she is a magician, and she is female.
We will keep an eye on her.
“Prognosticatory magic is slippery stuff,” Miss Ellicott went on. “It is difficult to see the Will-Be, and even the Ago can be wavery and uncertain.”
Chantel was surprised by this, as she had always assumed that once something happened, it was done and was known. Miss Ellicott now told them this was not the case. It all came down to missing information, lost perspectives, and points of view.
Points of view are funny things.
It was really difficult to believe you had a right to argue when you were confronted by wise-looking men telling you that you did not.
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