Wednesday, September 10, 2014

The Paper Magician by Charlie N. Holmberg

It's my pleasure to host authors at my blogspot. Having read Charlie Holmberg's work before - and hosted her here as well - I'm glad to say that she's returned to share her writing finesse with me, erm, us once again. So here's to Charlie and...
The Paper Magician

Ceony Twill arrives at the cottage of Magician Emery Thane with a broken heart. Having graduated at the top of her class from the Tagis Praff School for the Magically Inclined, Ceony is assigned an apprenticeship in paper magic despite her dreams of bespelling metal. And once she’s bonded to paper, that will be her only magic…forever.

Yet the spells Ceony learns under the strange yet kind Thane turn out to be more marvelous than she could have ever imagined—animating paper creatures, bringing stories to life via ghostly images, even reading fortunes. But as she discovers these wonders, Ceony also learns of the extraordinary dangers of forbidden magic.

An Excisioner—a practitioner of dark, flesh magic—invades the cottage and rips Thane’s heart from his chest. To save her teacher’s life, Ceony must face the evil magician and embark on an unbelievable adventure that will take her into the chambers of Thane’s still-beating heart—and reveal the very soul of the man.


Angela had the awesome idea of fleshing out The Paper Magician by creating a ten-song soundtrack for it. And man, did I do a lot of soul- and lyric-searching for this! I hope you enjoy listening to these songs. (You can also listen to The Paper Magician, which is available in audiobook!)

5.      Youth by Daughter

Homegrown in Salt Lake City, Charlie was raised a Trekkie with three sisters who also have boy names. She writes fantasy novels and does freelance editing on the side. She’s a proud BYU alumna, plays the ukulele, and owns too many pairs of glasses.



  1. It's great to meet you, Charlie! I love the uniqueness of this cover. And your musical list is awesome! Too many wonderful artists to choose a favorite.

  2. Lovely cover--very graphic design-ish and sophiticated. Congrats!

  3. Sounds like a great read! I'm intrigued!

  4. Thanks everyone! And thank you for hosting me, Angela!

  5. Ooo, I want to read this. Congrats, Charlie!


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