REVIEW: Magician and Fool

When we meet Pamela and Aleister they are young children. Pamela is fascinated with the theater but must relocate from London to Jamaica. Aleister is a bit of an outcast obsessed with magic. As the years pass we see them experiencing little snippets of magic as they age. Pamela is drawn into the theater and Aleister into an underground magical society. When Pamela is enlisted to draw a special deck of tarot cards, their paths cross and only one can prosper.

I was a little lost with this one. I liked Pamela a lot but we didn’t spend enough time with her.  I’m not well versed in tarot so I think some of the references were lost on me. The story blends historical fiction with magical realism but failed to wow me on either aspect. The major battle that is outlined in the synopsis takes too long to get to. Lots of cameos in this one. Bram Stoker is a major character. We also see William Butler Yeats. 

Read this one if you liked The Spirit Engineer.

Thanks to Booksparks for the gifted copy. All opinions above are my own.

Do you believe in tarot cards? Psychics? Fortune telling?

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I am the Vice President of Clinical Affairs for a medical device company where my job is to promote the utility of the device to doctors. I have science and business degrees and have editorial experience in medical communications. In college, I served as an Editorial Assistant for a healthcare communications company and have served on two editorial boards for peer-reviewed journals. In my free time, I always have a book in my hand... or two or three! On average, I read 20 books a month. I have looked to combine two of my skill sets to review on Goodreads and promote books on Instagram that I love to other readers. I'm open to partnering with publishers as an influencer for book tours, giveaways etc.

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