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Mad Maudlin (Bedlam Bard #6)

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Eric Banyon, better known as Bedlam's Bard, is finally about to graduate from Julliard and enter the Real World and so, with the help of a psychiatrist who specializes in the problems of magicians, he's finally coming to terms with his past. But a spur-of-the-moment trip home to Boston to visit his parents brings him more trouble than even Eric thought possible.

Meanwhile,

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Mass Market Paperback, 538 pages
Published April 26th 2005 by baen (first published 2003)
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Kathy Davie
Sep 05, 2010 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: urban-fantasy
Okay, I already need to re-read this series. I gotta buy it!!
Jim
Mar 02, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition

Eric Banyon, better known as Bedlam's Bard, is finally about to graduate from Julliard and enter the Real World and so, with the help of a psychiatrist who specializes in the problems of magicians, he's finally coming to terms with his past. But a spur-of-the-moment trip home to Boston to visit his parents brings him more trouble than even Eric thought possible.

Meanwhile, his Bardic apprentice Hosea has discovered that the young homeless children in New York's shelters have created a bizarre

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April
Dec 18, 2013 rated it really liked it
Shelves: sci-fi-fantasy
Enjoyable urban fantasy by someone who knows how to write it in her sleep. Eric Banyon is trying to figure out how to deal with his bad parents, whom he hasn't seen in a decade or more. Meanwhile, his apprentice Hosea is trying to understand about the Bloody Mary who haunts the homeless children he meets and they both must battle the typical evil protagonists in this kind of book: preachers and New Age cultists. It's not a deep read, but the characters (well, the good ones) are very likeable.
Helen
Aug 09, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A lush and fascinating story, despite the few geographical gaffes. I really like the ongoing characters and look forward to more about the new ones.
Karen
Nov 08, 2017 rated it really liked it
Good solid storytelling, very gritty and real, one of my favorite urban fantasy series. I highly recommend these.
Lavender
Apr 10, 2018 rated it really liked it
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This is the 6th book of this series. I like seeing how Eric and his friends get themselves into, and then out of, trouble.
Doris
Apr 08, 2009 rated it liked it
First read in 2008, again in 2009, and rereading it now.

This offtake on elves deals with loss, addiction, and the effects of power on those not equipped to deal with it. It touches on the plight of the multitudes of homeless children, runaways from unbearable situations, and suggests some possible solutions. Overall, a great book of social commentary.
Elisabeth Waters
Oct 10, 2010 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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This is one of my favorites of the Bedlam's Bard books. I like all of them; they're books that I've kept and that I re-read. And I just discovered that this has a spin-off; if you like this book, you should definitely read Arcanum 101.
Pat
Jul 12, 2012 rated it really liked it
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I stumbled into this book without realizing it was the middle of a series, but the story had me hooked so I finished it. Some great characters and good plots involving homeless kids. Now I need to read the beginning volumes of the series.
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Bedlam Bards, Book 6
Megan Sewell
Feb 08, 2010 rated it it was amazing
Continuation of the Bedlam's bard series, very enjoyable, love the concept. You really need to start at the beginning of the series.
Mandi
Aug 31, 2012 rated it really liked it
I wasn't very fond of the jumping back and forth to so many different things in the story line, but still a great read.
Nisha
Oct 10, 2007 rated it liked it
Recommends it for: fantasy readers
Not as good as "Spirits White as Lightning" but it's still a decent read.
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