Patricia E. Wrede
This book was very enjoyable. The story line was very interesting and it had very good characters. The book kept my interest throughout the whole story. It also in a genre that I like: fantasy. I found the time picked for the book interesting because I have not read a book in that era (The American frontier) that also used magic in it. I also found it interesting that the mix of normal, magic, and prehistoric animals were used for the wild life. I found the different schools of magic interesting.