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In Praise of Caroline Stevermer-- who you may never have heard of!
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I hope that's wrong. I hope that you've been enjoying the fantasies of Caroline Stevermer for the past twenty or so years. But if most of you are like I am, you may not have found her until recently, or maybe you haven't found her yet.

Her fantasy ranges from light to very serious in tone.
is lighter than for example. Both books are terrific and well written tours de force.

With Patricia C. Wrede she has written a series of devastatingly funny and very droll Regency romances with magic, including Sorcery & Cecelia or The Enchanted Chocolate Pot: Being the Correspondence of Two Young Ladies of Quality Regarding Various Magical Scandals in London and the Country, followed up by The Grand Tour: Being a Revelation of Matters of High Confidentiality and Greatest Importance, Including Extracts from the Intimate Diary of a Noblewoman and the Sworn Testimony of a Lady of Quality."

She is pigeonholed mostly as a YA fantasy writer, but she deals with thoroughly adult themes, and being far from a young adult, I found them excellent reading and quite good writing.

If you haven't heard of her, you ought to try something she's written. If you have read her, and liked her, pass the word around.

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Absolutely top drawer. One of the authors whose hardbacks I buy on first sight. No questions asked.

I'll have to try her out.

I haven't read the stand alone ones but they are a round to it at some point.

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