The Ruthless Lady’s Guide to Wizardry

C.M. Waggoner’s second novel is a dazzling, romantic fantasy quest with a morbid sense of humor.

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Review of ‘The Ruthless Lady’s Guide to Wizardry’

C.M. Waggoner’s second novel (following her outstanding 2019 debut, Unnatural Magic) is a dazzling, romantic fantasy quest that requires all of the cogs in readers’ brains to turn at once. Beyond her exceedingly clever, tongue-in-cheek chapter titles that harken back to classic adventure tales and her pointed observations of human—and other creatures’—true nature, Waggoner…

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