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A Wizard's Guide to Defensive Baking

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If you are looking for something a little fun and uplifting this should work just great for you even if it is Middle-Grade. An assassin is stalking the streets of Mona’s city, preying on magic folk, and it appears that Mona is his next target. Despite not being sure whether it would be light-hearted and humourous or darker with super high stakes, I enjoyed this audiobook!

Disfruté mucho y lo recomiendo, una historia bonita y original y con muchos mensajes para compartir. Someone is murdering wizards, an enemy marches across the countryside, and her magical friends are evacuating from a ramped up persecution. Think of all the scenes in Shrek that involve gingerbread people and you have a glimpse into this absurdly entertaining, totally charming novel.This triggers off an entire round of events, that move from just being inconvenienced at finding a corpse in her workplace, to those affecting the entire kingdom.

There's a few standard characters rolled in (pushy, loving aunt, a thief) as well as some intriguing ones (the uncle, the horse witch). We ask all users help us create a welcoming environment by reporting posts/comments that do not follow the subreddit rules.A dead body is an awful thing to find on the floor of a bakery, especially when you’re a fourteen-year-old baker’s assistant with just a minor talent in magic, enough to make gingerbread men dance and biscuit dough turn fluffy on command.

If you are on the lookout for an excellent fantasy that will make you laugh AND make you think, A Wizard’s Guide to Defensive Baking has the perfect recipe. Oh, and Mona is an “ apprentice baker and half-baked wizard of dough,” which doesn’t sound nearly as titillating as “nefarious breeder of murderous crustaceans” but is actually quite very scrumptious indeed. Just as interesting as her allies what with their reanimated horse corpses and stuff (those minor magic folk certainly had highly unusual talents). None of this is terribly useful magic, apparently, though she can convince dough to be better, as in fresher, softer, tastier.After all, when Leia talks about Obi-Wan being her “only hope” at least her expectations are fixed on a grown up. On the scale of Kingfisher, I'd say Nine Goblins < Defensive Baking < Minor Mage < The Tomato Thief. No, we really don't do enough societally to recognize the real quiet heroism demonstrated daily in ordinary (unglamourous) people fighting against incredible odds.

who manages to still be a (sensible) teenager (mostly) with all the shit that is going on in her life, without all the whining usually associated to these types of books. A great atmosphere, hilarious worldbuilding, snappy dialogues and vivacious characters all mix together to create a delicious adventure with colourful magic as icing on top. Overall, the book never lacks for charm and silliness (which sometimes make the stakes difficult to manage? Now if that isn’t the most eco-friendly way to recycle killed-in-combat crustaceans, I don’t know what is. The story is abominably fluffy at times, but it is quite marvellously darkly dark for the most part.die and those adults who should be in charge are fallible, this is still ultimately an uplifting and empowering tale. I should have known from the beginning, when Mina stumbles right into a dead body in the middle of her bakery and freaks out—and also because right after that she’s talking about zombie frogs, which really aren’t as bad as zombie crayfish because those are really awful. The setting is a medieval city state where most of the subjects are just about coping, though there is widespread poverty. I just wish that the book had stuck to a smaller story - more minor magic, more sourdough starter and animated cookies, less of full-scale enemy invasion and magical powerhouse displays.

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