Storm Glass

Storm Glass

eBook - 2009
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As a glassmaker and a magician-in-training, Opal Cowen understands trial by fire. Now it's time to test her mettle. Someone has sabotaged the Stormdancer clan's glass orbs, killing their most powerful magicians.
Publisher: Don Mills, Ont. : MIRA, c2009
ISBN: 9781459248298
Branch Call Number: eBook
Characteristics: 1 online resource
Additional Contributors: OverDrive, Inc


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A great story about a girl who feels overlooked and wants more responsibility and magical ability. It is a refreshing read, light yet action packed. There is a slight romantic quality to the book. I really enjoyed the protagonist’s thought process. She is by all means an average girl, slightly picked upon by her peers and mildly appreciated by her superiors. During the course of the novel she begins to understand more about her capabilities, and why others think the way they do about her. First book in the series. (submitted by CT)

ChristchurchLib May 15, 2016

Glassmaker and apprentice magician Opal Cowan possesses a rare talent for channeling magic into glass, although the magicians of the Stormdancer clan (including the attractive, brooding Kade) tend to think of her as a one-trick pony. However, when someone sabotages the Stormdancers' glass orbs that control the weather, it's up to Opal to use her unique magic to help them. If you enjoy this blend of magic, mystery, and romance, you'll be glad to know that Opal's adventures continue in Sea Glass and Spy Glass. All three novels are a spin-off of Maria V. Snyder's Study trilogy, which starts with Poison Study.

Mar 12, 2016

I enjoyed Yelena so I tried this. Opal is.. truly a doormat and a victim personified. For most of the book she is being attacked, tortured, duped or somehow victimised. And she usually feels guilty about it. Very odd. She also seems sexually/romantically very confused.

KileyP May 04, 2012

One of my favourite series! Growing from a previous series, but still standing on it's own, Storm Glass delves into a fantastical world where glass can quite literally hold power, but only a select few can wield it, and even fewer can get it there. Dangerous, epic and beautifully original, you'll fall in love with the characters. If you've ever watched a glass blower in wonder and awe, you'll find Storm Glass an experience to remember.

Jun 06, 2011

An interesting extension to the world we were introduced to in the poison series. This time its the sister of Tula, Opal, who is the main character.

Opal is an extremely naive and inexpereinced girl, the character is well expressed in this regard.

May 23, 2011

Good continuation of the "Study" series, and well developed. There's lots of angst in this one, and some we've all experienced: belonging, self-actualization, overcoming hurt, etc. Mind you, reason for it, too!

Nov 19, 2010

Quite an original book and an interesting idea. I really had a fun time reading this book. I was not, however, aware that the Study series preceded the Glass series, so I was a bit confused in some places. It was an entertaining summer read, though!

Sep 02, 2010

A very original and magical book. The principal character is easy to relate to and the story line is quite interresting. There could have been more romance and action but it's a nice light read.
I enjoyed it but I wouldn't continue with the sequel.


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