The Stranger's Magic
Excuse me, I have to go and get some kamra, and feed pastries to the buriwok.
The book does expect you to have read #1 and #2, and lays more groundwork for future books, but there's nothing that leaves you hanging and frustrated.
I'll continue this review in a minute, but here is the courier from the Glutton Bunba with Third Dinner.
We have some further developments in Max's magic. You have to wonder if Frei plotted out all the books ahead of time so ...more
В этой книге всего два рассказа, зато каких! После небольшого разочарования во втором сборнике я боялась приступать к этому. Но, к моему счастью, оба рассказа оказались одинаково интересными и захватывающими. К концу первого я была так рада снова оказаться в Ехо и переживать приключения Сэра Макса и всей их честной компании.
(view spoiler)[Наконец-то мы знакомимся с таинственным Лойсо Пандохвой. Это добавило повествованию интригу, и, мне кажется, отчасти вв ...more
All this detail means that many readers will have an easier, more enjoyable experience if they start with the first book in the series. There is a lot of background that needs to be explained and because of the language barrier, ...more
Max is back in two humorous, engaging, and insightful tales, along with his beloved crew, to save The World once again from a nefarious ex- Grand Magician and Ordinary Magical Things :) Fans of Frei may agree that it was not as in depth as The Stranger, or even The Stranger's Woes, but it's a great addition to the series nonetheless.
No spoilers! But I will say this; I fel ...more
Silly, entertaining, at times inane, Max has a startling ability to sweep you up in a bubbling, joyful laugh at the absurdity and wonder of life even though her stories are set somewhere altogether apart from the modern world.
I waited years to read this third book in the series, and now all I want to do is read the next. Beware, fellow reader, lest you get sucked into the same whirlpool of fond enjoyment.
"Max Frei" is a pen-name of Svetlana Martynchik. She has created the well-known Echo series. Svetlana Yuryevna Martynchik is a Russian writer and artist.
Martynchik studied at the philological department of Odessa State University, but dropped out without graduating. Martynchik lived in Moscow since 1993 and lives in Vilnius since 2004.
For more details see Wikipedia: Svetlana Martynchi...more