A Wizard's Guide to Defensive Baking

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A Wizard's Guide to Defensive Baking

A Wizard's Guide to Defensive Baking

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It’s a pretty young story, with some inconsistencies and contradictions that can annoy an adult reader, but I’m pretty sure would not bother a child in the slightest. The setting is a medieval city state where most of the subjects are just about coping, though there is widespread poverty.

It’s not an easy life, but Mona loves being an apprentice baker … and there’s the fact that her magical powers only work with bread products. Because even if she CAN manage to get better adults it’s not going to happen in time to save the city. She was the one who found the body of the girl in her aunt’s bakery, but because Mina is a wizard (does being able to magic bread even count ?

She is a sensible 14-year-old girl who makes for a great protagonist, not only because she is relatable (as much as a wizard can be, I guess) but because her concerns are so very normal. Bob is a scene stealer, which is something I never would have guessed I would say about a gloppy bucket of yeast and dough that extends tentacles. T. Kingfisher is one of my new favorite author finds this year and so far it doesn't matter if it is Young Adult, Middle-Grade (like this book is) or a PG-13 Fantasy book all of them have been fantastic so far. But that is just the start of her troubles because there is a killer in the city and this assassin seems to be targeting magicas - minor ones like Mona. One morning, Mona finds a dead body in the bakery and from that point on, her life is completely turned upside down.

Manual de panadería mágica para usar en caso de ataque es un libro middle Grade, muy reconocido y entretenido de leer. Kingfisher’s fantasies are reminiscent of Robin McKinley’s work, with whimsical details and amusing parenthetical remarks. Now if that isn’t the most eco-friendly way to recycle killed-in-combat crustaceans, I don’t know what is. die and those adults who should be in charge are fallible, this is still ultimately an uplifting and empowering tale. Had Kingfisher been content to keep it a smaller story like in Minor Mage, it would have worked better for me.She’s still, to some extent, figuring out what she wants to be when she grows up, although her magic has driven her further down that path than most. But what makes this unique is the way the universe is created - the talents of the witches and wizards, the way the situations happen that exactly relate how a young girl would react, the fact that she didn’t want to be a hero, but just wanted adults to be more responsible and accountable. What I do hate quite very much indeed—and with a murderous vengeance—is crap stuff like this, crap stuff like this and crap stuff like this. who manages to still be a (sensible) teenager (mostly) with all the shit that is going on in her life, without all the whining usually associated to these types of books. A great atmosphere, hilarious worldbuilding, snappy dialogues and vivacious characters all mix together to create a delicious adventure with colourful magic as icing on top.

She has a comfortable life in her aunt's bakery making gingerbread men dance and biscuits go fluffy.Having been a fan of her fairy tale retellings for many years, I am so glad that she is finally getting the acclaim she deserves. She has been nominated for the World Fantasy and the Eisner, and has won the Hugo, Sequoyah, Nebula, Alfie, WSFA, Cóyotl and Ursa Major awards, as well as a half-dozen Junior Library Guild selections. An assassin is stalking the streets of Mona’s city, preying on magic folk, and it appears that Mona is his next target.



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