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Creator / Caroline Stevermer

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Caroline Stevermer is a fantasy author whose works are often Historical Fantasy. She is perhaps best known as the co-author, with Patricia C. Wrede, of the Sorcery & Cecelia trilogy.

Of her solo works, probably the best known is the "Scholarly Magics" series: A College of Magics, a Ruritanian fantasy set in the early 20th century, with a prequel When the King Comes Home and sequel A Scholar of Magics.


She has also written River Rats, a postapocalyptic adventure on the Mississippi River; the Alchemist duology, set in the Italy of the Borgias; and Magic Below Stairs, a children's fantasy set in the same world as Sorcery and Cecelia.

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Other works by Caroline Stevermer provide examples of:

  • After the End: River Rats
  • Cold Iron: In Magic Below Stairs, cold steel hurts magical creatures, including brownies and whatever that thing was that the curse produced to attack Lord Schofield.
  • Death by Childbirth: Frederick's mother in Magic Below Stairs. (The baby, a girl, died too.)
  • Historical Fantasy
  • In Which a Trope Is Described: Each chapter of Magic Below Stairs has a title beginning "In Which Frederick ..."
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  • Moustache de Plume: Ambiguous intials version — the two Alchemist novels were credited to "C. J. Stevermer".


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