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Storm Glass

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Most Helpful Favorable Review

2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

Excellent Read!!

I loved it. I want everyone I know to read it (along with the Study series of course). I picked it up last night and before I knew it, it was 4am. The only problem I have with Maria Snyder's books is that I wish they'd go on and on forever. They never seen long enou...
I loved it. I want everyone I know to read it (along with the Study series of course). I picked it up last night and before I knew it, it was 4am. The only problem I have with Maria Snyder's books is that I wish they'd go on and on forever. They never seen long enough - even thought this one was over 440 pages. I enjoyed Opal's story and was glad she ended up with who she did. I also liked seeing characters from the Study books in the story. I can't wait for the next one to come out and look forward to anything that involves the Ixia/Sitia world.

posted by sj9642 on June 20, 2009

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Most Helpful Critical Review

1 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

Falls Flat - Huge Disappointment

Usually I am a big fan of Maria V. Snyder, but this book comes close to being an epic fail. The lead character is strongly developed, but it is difficult to like her. It was frustrating when I kept expecting her to display more hero-like characteristics, but she was a c...
Usually I am a big fan of Maria V. Snyder, but this book comes close to being an epic fail. The lead character is strongly developed, but it is difficult to like her. It was frustrating when I kept expecting her to display more hero-like characteristics, but she was a constant disappointment. She is kidnapped several different times throughout the book but someone else always ends up saving her, she constantly makes idiotic choices that put her into even worse situations, and I won't even go into how screwed-up her love-interests are. All of the minor characters lacked depth. The plot was so fragmented that at the end I was left confused and downright disappointed (Why was Janco used to save them? How could she not tell that her bf was an impostor? Why would she leave the guy she "loves" to experiment with someone else?). This was not the quality of work I have come to expect from Maria V. Snyder.

This book was a huge disappointment and a big break from Poison Study and its sequels.

posted by 1369646 on May 20, 2009

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 17, 2009

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    Relaxing read - should be read following the Magic Study series

    Storm Glass is an adventure which follows a character that was in the Magic Study series. Recommend reading that series first as it introduces and develops many of the characters that are in Storm Glass, as well as defines the main character. It is a good book, although it moves too fast through some of the "magic" details - how, why, etc. - leaving the reader a little confused and feeling like something was missed. There is a mild cliffhanger at the end, leaving us wanting for the next book.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted October 12, 2011

    A great read, something that keeps you guessing

    Following on from the "Study" series you follow a magician glass maker through her training and are quickly thrown into a very indepth hiararchy of political intrigue and espionage and are kept guessing all the way through the book to some unexpected events.

    Would strongly recommend this to anyone who has ready the "Study" series as you'll already know some of the politics in this book but it isn't necessary as you are filled in on the basics you need to understand the book.

    Give it a go

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  • Posted November 21, 2010

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    I LOVED the Study series by Maria Snyder. So, when I discovered that this series was to be set in the same world (with a character mentioned in the series) I was both really excited and apprehensive. I was worried about a few things. Turns out there was no reason to be worried.

    Opal was able to carry her own story remarkably. I actually wish we could have gotten more of the story since the end of Magic Study. But, since those 4 years are spent at the Keep, I assume not much happens. I like how for most of the book Opal doubts herself and her magic abilities. I like it when character appear human. I liked Kade as well. Although, I found him a whole lot easier to read than Opal. His character seems very textbook so far and I'm hoping he surprised me a little in the future.

    I found the subject of the stormdancers and their ability to trap energy into orbs completely fascinating. Especially because the process of creating these special orbs is just as important and the stormdancers themselves. I also really loved how Opal has powers far beyond what she initially thinks. And once again, the magicians don't like it!

    My only drawback was it was a little slow at times. But then it would pick back up. I also wish Yelena would have been left out of the story (at least for this first one). Everytime she appeared I wanted the narrative to switch to her fiery character and that's not fair to the characters in this novel. Thankfully she's just a small part of the story. I can't wait to read the rest of the series!

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