Sunday, January 16, 2011

Book Review: Spy Glass

Title Spy Glass (Glass Magic)
Author Maria V. Snyder
Rating ****
Tags fantasy, magic, glass, glass magic 

This is the third of the Opal Cowan Glass Magic series. I read it without having read the first two books in the series, and that turned out to be a bad idea. The story is very much dependent on what goes before.

Given that, it was still a fascinating read. Opal's world is unique. Magic exists, with different people having different magical talents. Opal's talent was blowing glass with magical properties, especially the ability to communicate instantaneously across distances. But when attacked and tortured, Opal was forced to drain her magic and now has none. The upside to this is that she is immune to the magic of others. For now she must figure out what she is going to do with the rest of her life. She also finds out that some of her blood is missing. If she can find it, it might restore her magic. It is a danger to her, however, in the hands of anyone else, who might be able to use it to control her.

Very intriguing book, but read the first two, Storm Glass and Sea Glass, first.

Publication Mira (2010), Edition: Original, Paperback, 432 pages
Publication date 2010
ISBN 0778328473 / 9780778328476

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