Books by Caroline Stevermer

MAGIC BELOW STAIRS by Caroline Stevermer
Released: June 1, 2010

"Lovely and lively. ('According to Bess' glossary) (Historical fantasy. 8-12)"
Frederick is an orphan in the kind of institution where boys get locked in the stillroom for minor infractions. Read full book review >
Released: Nov. 1, 2006

"A thoroughly enchanting confection. (Fantasy. YA)"
Another delightful epistolary fantasy set in an alternate, magical 19th-century England. Read full book review >
THE GRAND TOUR by Patricia C. Wrede
Released: Sept. 1, 2004

"Like the cucumber sandwiches on which the characters nibble, an elegant and refreshing treat, but ultimately unsubstantial. (Fantasy. YA)"
A frothy follow-up to Sorcery and Cecelia (2003) serves another sweet syllabub of historical fantasy. Read full book review >
A SCHOLAR OF MAGICS by Caroline Stevermer
Released: April 1, 2004

"Samuel and Jane's burgeoning romance, impossibly decorous by modern standards, provides some diversion, but overall it's more misdirection than substance: Fun in places."
Sequel to Stevermer's A College of Magics (1994), a tale set in an alternate Edwardian world where, unobtrusively, magic works. Read full book review >
Released: May 1, 2003

"Although Miranda and Sir Hilary exist mainly to be villainous, and the remaining characters serve mainly as plot devices or running jokes, this clever romp will appeal to fans of Regency romance and light fantasy. (Fantasy. YA)"
Long out-of-print, a cult epistolary fantasy makes a welcome return. Read full book review >
WHEN THE KING COMES HOME by Caroline Stevermer
Released: Nov. 1, 2000

"Beautifully rendered, if ultimately promising more than it delivers: still, fantasy of a high order."
New fantasy from the author of A College of Magicks (1994). Read full book review >
A COLLEGE OF MAGICKS by Caroline Stevermer
Released: March 1, 1994

"Stevermer has made a successful transition to adult entertainment; which, as others have discovered, is by no means as easy as it looks."
The first adult-oriented fantasy from the author of various juveniles (River Rats, 1992, etc.), set in an intriguing, not-so- different early 20th-century alternate world where magic works unobtrusively. Read full book review >
RIVER RATS by Caroline Stevermer
Released: April 1, 1992

"Not up to David Brin's Postman (1986); still, a sturdy, not overearnest sf adventure. (Fiction. 11-13)"
Again the call of ``Mark Twain!'' rings out from a stately riverboat, this time as it paddles the toxic Mississippi in a wry post-apocalyptic novel. Read full book review >