Friday, November 6, 2009

Storm Glass

Storm Glass
by Maria V. Snyder

Opal is a glass magician - but she thinks of herself as a one-trick wonder. She's only able to put magic into small glass animals - which the Master Magicians of Sitia use as messengers. With a lack of confidence and trust, she's simply getting by in life at the academy.

All of that changes when she is sent on a mission to figure out why the glass orbs Stormdancers use are breaking. She finds there is more to her magic then her glass messengers and more people to trust then herself.

Opal is not the strongest female character, but you can see her becoming more confident and less of a push-over by the end of the novel. She makes many mistakes and then uses her wit to get herself out of sticky situations.

There is an awesome amount of action and danger involved in this book - and the romance adds to the flare of the novel. Maria has once again outdone herself in sucking her readers into a world far from anything we could have ever experienced - yet with characters that you can relate to.

I also rather enjoy the humor put into the book, there are some undertones as well as the flat-out humorous sections. I love Janco's appearance and Leif seems much more light-hearted in this book than in the Study series. Of course, Yalena's brother Leif now has a woman in his life and we all know that makes quite a difference to men. ;)

5/5 Roses

Read the first chapter of Storm Glass on Maria's website.


  1. This sounds like a great read. I have the Study series on my shelves but not these books - think I will have to change that! Thanks for the review :)

  2. I want this one. It looks really good.

  3. This sounds good! I love it when characters become stronger throughout the story. I find them easier to relate to than characters who are thoroughly tough and competent from the beginning. :-)

  4. Storm Glass Sounds Awesome. I Have A Copy Of Book 2 Sea Glass So I Definitely Wanna Get Storm Glass.


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