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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (1,707 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Patricia A. McKillip Narrator: Gabrielle de Cuir Publisher: Blackstone Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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Magic unbound was suspect, dangerous. Therefore it was not permitted anywhere in Numis. The wizards of Numis, like its nobles, were subject to the laws of the land. All power ultimately belonged to the king. The wizard of Od, now nearly mythical herself, accepted all these rules once upon a time—but no longer.

Brenden Vetch has a gift. With an innate sense he cannot explain to himself or describe to others, he is able to connect to the agricultural world, nurturing gardens to flourish and instinctively knowing the healing properties each plant and herb has to offer. But Brenden’s gift isolates him from his community, until the day he receives a personal invitation from the wizard Od. She needs a gardener for her school in the great city of Kelior, where every potential wizard must be trained to serve the Kingdom of Numis.

For decades, the rulers of Numis have controlled the school, believing they can contain the power within it. They punish any wizard who dares defy the law. But unknown to the reigning monarchy is the power possessed by the school’s new gardener, a power even Brenden isn’t fully aware of and which is the true reason Od recruited him.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “McKillip shines in her presentation of the characters, the city of Kelior, and in her depiction of what magic really means. The varied districts of Kelior, including the mysterious Twilight Quarter, are nearly tangible, rich in sensory heft.”

    Washington Post

  • “A terrific fantasy tale starring a delightful protagonist, a vile villain, and an assortment of eccentric supporting characters, including the mysterious wonderful Wizard of Od. The story line grips…mesmerizes readers until the final spell is spun.”

    Midwest Book Review

  • “McKillip demonstrates once again her exquisite grasp of the fantasist’s craft…An otherworldly delight.”

    Publishers Weekly

  • “Gabrielle de Cuir has a light touch with this narration. She maintains the undercurrent of tension…[and] reflects a fondness for the young princess who is to be betrothed.”


  • “With lyrical prose, well-limned characterizations, vibrant action, a sense of the wonder of magic, and a generous dollop of romance, this is a story that will bind readers in its spell.”


  • “Lyrically told, the novel evokes an enchanting atmosphere and thoughtful tone.”


  • “More enchantments and wonders from McKillip.”

    Kirkus Reviews

  • “[Od’s] enigmatic appearance and demeanor…and her lyrical, poetic mode of speech elevate the few scenes in which she appears into high art. The magic itself as it manifests in the novel is similarly strange and delightful…Gabrielle de Cuir’s narration of Od Magic captures the playful essence of the novel’s best passages. Her performance of Od’s dialogue chimes in the ears like a tinkling stream, and she carries the emotions and idiosyncracies of the other female characters comfortably as well.”


  • A 2006 World Fantasy Award Nominee for Best Novel

Listener Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by David Lay | 1/26/2014

    " This was an excellent example of Patricia Mckillips mastery of the fantasy genre. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Heather Faye | 1/26/2014

    " I loved the way McKillip wove the theme of this book into the plot. It is one of the most artfully delivered book with a theme I've read in some time. Patricia A. McKillip is quickly becoming one of my favorites. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Melissa | 1/9/2014

    " Beautiful fantasy romance. For adult readers whole like a clean romance. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Stven | 12/29/2013

    " Reading this for the second time, I was struck by how polished a gem each chapter, sometimes even each paragraph seems. Patricia McKillip is a wonderful writer. Her situations and the magical premises for each novel are remarkably original. It's never just another episode in the general all-purpose fantasy template of wizards and dragons but an actual interweaving of distinct characters in an unprecedented new world. Fantastic stuff. Her work as a whole rates a 5. This particular novel, the first I've read for a second time after a whirlwind tour through every book of hers I could lay my hands on, is going to be an enduring favorite. "

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