Theirs is a world of opposites. The privileged live in sky manors held aloft by a secretive magic known only as the Mysteries. Below, the earthbound poor are forced into factory work to maintain the engine of commerce. Only the wealthy can afford to learn the Mysteries, and they use their knowledge to further lock their hold on society.Cettie Pratt is a waif doomed to the world below, until an admiral attempts to adopt her. But in her new home in the clouds, not everyone treats her as one of the family.Sera Fitzempress is a princess born into power. She yearns to meet the orphan girl she has heard so much about, but her father deems the girl unworthy of his daughters curiosity.Neither girl feels that she belongs. Each seeks to break free of imposed rules. Now, as Cettie dreams of living above and as Sera is drawn to the world below, they will follow the paths of their own choosing.But both girls will be needed for the coming storm that threatens to overturn both their worlds....
|Title||:||Storm Glass (Harbinger #1)|
|Format Type||:||Kindle Edition|
|Number of Pages||:||353 pages|
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Storm Glass (Harbinger #1) Reviews
I enjoyed Storm Glass, but felt it was written for younger readers. It's from the perspective from a princes and a girl who lives in the slump. Both girls are struggling with their identity. I liked the characters. Though the character development was minimal. The magical world was great. I like the idea of floating manors. The plot didn't really grip me. It was an enjoyable read, but I'm not sure if I'd read the second book of the series. I received a free copy of this book from NetGalley in re ...more
publisher synopsis: Theirs is a world of opposites. The privileged live in sky manors held aloft by a secretive magic known only as the Mysteries. Below, the earthbound poor are forced into factory work to maintain the engine of commerce. Only the wealthy can afford to learn the Mysteries, and they use their knowledge to further lock their hold on society.
Cettie Pratt is a waif doomed to the world below, until an admiral attempts to adopt her. But in her new home in the clo ...more
I received a free copy of this book from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.
I really enjoyed the author's Kingfountain book series, so am really pleased that he's started another series to savor. The author does a good job of worldbuilding and once again creates interesting characters that the reader can get invested in.
The world is divided into the rich and privileged that have access to what makes the world work, called The Mysteries, and live in the sky in soaring manors. The ...more
Arc provided by Netgalley for my honest review.
I have read several of the KingFountain series also by Jeff Wheeler so I am familiar with this author. This book had the same feel to it as his other books despite it being a slightly different genre. There are two main problems I seem to have with every Wheeler book I read. The first it that so many of his books seem to be connected and I have such a hard time figuring out what book to read next. His website (https://jeff-wheeler.com/) has a gr ...more
I received this ARC via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. I have to say that I have never read anything with a world quite like this one. Mansions in the sky held by a “Mysteries” system that no one seems to fully understand and a society where the rich live above and the poor live below.
Cettie is from the Fells, a poverish and dangerous place, while Sera lives in the sky. From a rich royal family, Sera longs for companionship and wants to figure out a way to help those “below” and se ...more
I really loved the Kingfountain Series, which is how I was introduced to Jeff Wheeler's writing. It had so many elements to love -- sort of a Richard III with some Joan of Arc, mixed with some mystical, magical forces; filled with well-drawn characters and descriptive settings that made you feel like you were dropped into that place with these characters, whom you found yourself caring about so much that you couldn't wait until the next installment in the series was released. I didn't want to le ...more
I really like the magic system for this world and look forward to learning more in the next book. This was a nice fantasy with a thread of suspense. The interchange of two POVs was not done very well. It was an awkward shuffle to go between Cettie & Sera. Kate Rudd did a great narrating the story and she made it more cohesive.
The book is a solid YA Fantasy with potential to be very engaging. I had issues with the way both main characters are portrayed because who they are did no ...more
Engaging and exciting
Storm Glass is yet another excellent book by Jeff Wheeler. I highly recommend this book to anyone who enjoys a good fantasy novel written with the feel of a period piece that is complete with hopes and dreams that are both dashed and realized. There are ghosts, science, magic, intrigue, floating manors, power struggles, mysteries, and, of course, a few unexpected twists. Storm Glass gets five stars from me because I felt immersed in the world and was able to relate to many o ...more