Monday, 28 November 2016

Mini Review: Shattered Glass [Glass #3.5] by Maria V. Snyder


Title: Shattered Glass
Author: Maria V. Snyder
Author Info: Website|Blog|Facebook
Genre: Fantasy
Series: Glass #3.5|Chronicles of Ixia #8.5
Source: Purchased
Publisher: Maria V. Snyder
Publication Date: 19th November 2016
Rating: 5 stars

Tell Me About It
While trying to teach her adopted daughter, Reema, how to work with molten glass, Opal receives a letter from Master Magician Zitora Cowan requesting Opal's immediate help. Zitora resigned from the Sitian Council over two years ago to search for her lost sister, and no one has heard from her since. The letter is probably a trick, but Opal refuses to pass up the opportunity to help her mentor, who may be in genuine trouble. Good thing Opal isn't that easy to fool. With her two soldier friends Nic and Eve providing backup, the three travel to a small town in the Jewelrose Clan. But can they rescue the Master Magician without being caught in the same trap?
My Thoughts
Before I get to my review I thought I would share some words from the author, taken from her blog to explain why we got Shattered Glass.
This story fits in nicely between Night Study and Dawn Study - it actually overlaps Dawn Study a bit so you have to read it ;). Also the eNovella has the first TWO chapters of Dawn Study excerpted at the end.
The cost is 0.99 US. A portion of the proceeds will be donated to my daughter's friend Araella's medical expenses. Her world was shattered back in August when she was diagnosed with stage 3 breast cancer - she's just 18 years old! :(
For me, any book that is part of the Glass/Study/Ixia series is an automatic purchase for me, but even more so knowing that some of my pennies are going towards helping someone. Shattered Glass was a book I devoured immediately, dropping everything to read this. I never realise how much I miss this world until I am taken back to it. Reading part of the Glass series as time is passed always makes me realise how much the characters have grown, in themselves as well as thier skill. But it's always nice to see that characters haven't changed too much, like Reema, who is still sneaky and tries to get the best out of every situation.

I really liked that we got to see the end of a story that began a while ago, we see how it all played out and how it all ends for that character, whilst also starting on a new adventure. I don't want to say too much about what happens, as this story is set between two books, I do advise you to read previous books in this complete world (Chronicles of Ixia) before venturing into this one.

Shattered Glass is the perfect book to hold of the withdrawal symptoms from not visiting this world, and definitely teases you, leaving you wanting Dawn Study right now.

Final Verdict
Shattered Glass is a must read for fans of the series, it fills in some blanks and also ends on a cliffhanger that has me wanting the next book in my hands right now.

2 comments:

  1. I love the whole world Maria V Snyder has created :) I can't wait to pick this one up for myself!

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  2. I love this world and all its characters - I didn't know Maria V snyder was still waiting novellas for it. Will have to check this one out!

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