Brenda Cooper

Reading Recommendation: Glamour in Glass by Mary Robinette Kowal

I’ve had Glamour in Glass on my shelf for a while, looking longingly at it while I read other things I needed to read or had promised to read.  I was saving it for a time when I needed something light and thoroughly enjoyable.  As I expected, Mary didn’t disappoint.  I fell in love with this world when I read the first of these, Shades of Milk and Honey. Mary artfully crafts a world that appears serene on the surface and yet with enough tension and pleasure for me as a reader that I just start these books, turn the pages, and finish.

Because they are so well-researched and because the prose and dialogue  actually feels authentic to the time, reading Glamour in Glass really felt like being transported back to the past.  I also truly love the magic system, which like the book, has a subtle power.

Visit Mary’s Glamour in Glass page for a sample, an extra short-story, and more.