Now well into her apprenticeship with magician Emery Thane, 20-year-old Ceony Twill is continuing to discover the joy of paper magic. She adores bringing her spells to life in surprising ways, from learning the power of distortion to creating a beloved paper dog. And she secretly hopes that the romance she foresaw blossoming between her and the peculiar yet strikingly handsome Emery finally becomes real.
But when one magician with a penchant for deadly scheming believes that Ceony possesses a secret, he vows to discover it… even if it tears apart the very fabric of their magical world. After a series of attacks target Ceony, and catch those she holds most dear in the crossfire, she knows she must find the true limits of her powers… and keep her knowledge from falling into wicked hands.
The delightful sequel to Charlie N. Holmberg’s The Paper Magician, The Glass Magician will charm listeners young and old alike.
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"Fun historical fantasy"
Well into her apprenticeship with Emery Thane, 20-year-old Ceony Twill is still studying folding magic. She has, however, been harboring the secret that she can also wield other magics as well. Although she has told no one of her secret, two men from her and Emery’s past are convinced that she knows the secret behind wielding multiple magics. Vowed to stop at nothing to get the secret from her, Ceony knows she must discover the true limits to her powers before it’s too late. Will she succed? Will Emery figure out her secret?
Narrator, Amy McFadden does a great job of bringing to life Ceony's world. Her unique voices provide the listener with a unique, versatile narrative style. The plot is well developed, engaging, and keeps a fairly fast pace despite its historical setting. The characters are likable and humorous. The dynamics between them are enjoyable and McFadden easily navigates their dialogue. Readers who like to get to know the characters well will appreciate the mix of action adventure with the more serious matters of the heart. It does feel off for the time period, however, for Ceony to be so gung-ho about trying to solve her own problems without Emery’s help. Also, some of the battles with Grath and Sarag drag on a bit, but the humor and action mixed in make up for it. Recommended for those readers who like an action-packed, historical fantasy adventure.
"Nice mix of magic and love story."
Nice mix of magic and love story. Great character development. Interesting descriptions to set the stage.
loved this series. a must read. great story line and magical world you can delve into.
Wonderful continuation of the series, got me excited for the 3rd book. The narrator, in my opinion, seems to capture the thoughts and feelings of the main character extremely well as she goes throughout her journey.
"Don't even waste 2$ on the audio version."
I love these books but the audio version was terrible! I turned it off and went back to reading . Narrator was too fast and grating voice, accents were laughable, and her character narrations seem to change personality.
The butler! I can just see him cleaning.
fast, nonconvincing, grating
yes hmmmm good question on the stars.
Stopped the audible version before it ruined the book for me - and I love the book series.
"A good sequel to the Paper Magician"
I enjoyed the lighthearted tale and characters in the Paper Magician so I went on to read the Glass Magician. It was just as entertaining as the first book and I found the narration to be a bit less hurried which made for more enjoyable listening. Nice escape from all the tragic headlines and news of the day. Reading this book is a nice respite from reality!
Reading the first is necessary I think, to understand the characters and their motivation, but this second book I feel is better. The story jumps right onto the action, and keeps a rapid pace until the end.
The narrator does an amazing job creating the characters. Helping me grow found of the main females's annoying traits.
I really enjoyed this novel and am eager to start the next. On more than one occasion while listening I thought about how this story could be made into a movie.
It might be an ok story if you read the first book first. The narrator spoils it. The accents are terrible. Characters change accents and voices erratically - hard to tell who is who.. Sometimes she sounds like a little girl and speaks very rapidly. I'm sorry I got it and can't return it for credit because it was a twofer.
I could barely finish this book. The main character is far more irresponsible, arrogant, and silly than she was in the first novel. The supporting characters indulge her ridiculous reckless behavior in such a dangerous way that her actions result in a death. Abd yet she walks away blameless, thinking she's more special and clever than when she began.
Reminds me of Brandon Sanderson's Warbreaker. Totally worth the listen and time. It's that good!
Read the series in order. Book one is the Paper Magician and is great. This book keeps up the pace and thrills you with the action and characterisation. I sulked when I had to put it aside for work.
I'm off to find book three, shhh, don't talk to me till I'm done. :)
Good story. Well narrated. Yet it could've had more plot. Still, I'm looking forward to listening to the third book. Enjoying the series.
"I didn't think the accent could get worse"
I was disbelieving that the accents could be worse than last time, but it really was.
The story is good. A little predictable at times, however enjoyable all the same
"If only they had a better narrator..."
This one is better than the first one, and at least I knew what to expect in terms of the gruesome bloody scenes. The story was fast-paced and interesting.
However, the narrator's bad British accent was even worse this time. What's weird is that I heard her narrate in a normal American accent and it was fine - she should maybe stick to what she's good at.
A great and, for me, highly anticipated sequel. I love this series of books and the narration really brings the characters to life.
Read or listen and you won't be disappointed.
"Good story shame for the americanising"
Was looking forward to listening up this but the incorrect words ie pants instead of trousers and trash instead of rubbish with an American/Canadian accent were really annoying. Not as good as first book although the same criticism applys
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