Storm Glass

Storm Glass

Book - 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. The Stormdancers--particularly the mysterious and mercurial Kade--require Opal's unique talents to prevent it happening again. But when the mission goes awry, Opal must tap in to a new kind of magic as stunningly potent as it is frightening. And the further she delves into the intrigue behind the glass and magic, the more distorted things appear. With lives hanging in the balance--including her own--Opal must control powers she hadn't known she possessed...powers that might lead to disaster beyond anything she's ever known.
Publisher: Don Mills, Ont. : MIRA, c2009.
ISBN: 9780778325642
0778325644
9780778314554
Branch Call Number: SCIENCE FICTION SNY

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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.

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ShamaBole
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.

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dprodrig
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.

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20KBT10
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!

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forestofmagic
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!

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RoxanaF
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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May 23, 2011

20KBT10 thinks this title is suitable for 14 years and over

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