Shatterglass (Circle Opens Series #4)

Shatterglass (Circle Opens Series #4)

by Tamora Pierce

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ISBN-13: 9780590396967
Publisher: Scholastic, Inc.
Publication date: 03/01/2004
Series: Circle Opens Series , #4
Edition description: Reissue
Pages: 368
Sales rank: 512,138
Product dimensions: 4.19(w) x 6.75(h) x (d)
Age Range: 12 - 17 Years

About the Author

Tamora Pierce is the critically acclaimed author of more than twenty novels, including the Circle of Magic and The Circle Opens quartets, THE WILL OF THE EMPRESS, MELTING STONES, and, most recently, the NEW YORK TIMES bestselling Beka Cooper trilogy. She lives in New York State with her husband, Tim, and her seven cats and two birds. Visit her online at www.tamorapierce.com.

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Shatterglass (Circle Opens Series #4) (Turtleback School & Library Binding Edition) 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 107 reviews.
jjmcgaffey on LibraryThing 13 hours ago
Keth is...interesting. He starts out so utterly determined to have nothing to do with lightning...and changes his mind very very quickly (with Tris's help (if you could call that help!), of course.). Including that by the end of the book he's showing no signs of the 'damage' any more - he doesn't stutter at all after about the middle. And in this book, it's mostly his work to deal with the problem - Tris and the lawkeeper mage are important, but it's only his magic and his actions that actually give them a foothold on the problem. The problem itself is - not all that major. It would be reasonably easy to solve (with the spells the lawkeepers have), except for the social aspect. It's an interesting setting - something like ancient Athens, but I'm not aware that Athens had that purity business. In some ways that's like India, with the Untouchables caste. And just by the way, Tris's problems in Will of the Empress are set up...I do like Pierce. She interlinks things so nicely.
purplethings on LibraryThing 13 hours ago
Last book in the Circle Opens series, this follows Tris as she ventures from her home at Winding Circle with her teacher Niko and gains her own student. Keth, a glassmaker, has untrained lightning magic that Tris helps him train to help solve a series of murders in Tharios. This is one of my favorite books in the Circle Opens series. Tris was one of my favorite characters in the original series. Chime, Tris's new pet glass dragon is amazing too. I miss Briar, Sandry, and Daja from the original series, but Shatterglass had great characters, humor, and mystery to make it an enjoyable read. I was hoping for a reunion at Winding Circle at the end!
navelos on LibraryThing 13 hours ago
This was my favorite of the Circle books. I found the student-teacher relationship more interesting than in the other Circle books. And the setting more compelling (and the murders less grotesque than in the other 3 Circle Opens books). Overall though, if you're new to Tamora Pierce, read the Tortall books, not these.
chibimajo on LibraryThing 13 hours ago
Tris and Niko are traveling as well, and Tris stumbles upon a man who has a small amount of glass magic, and a rather larger amount of lightning magic. As one of the few, rare mages who have mastered lightning magic, Tris must train this man in the use of his magic. Strange murders are also going on in this city, and Keth and Tris push hard to master future seeing techniques with their magic to help solve these crimes.
LisaMaria_C on LibraryThing 13 hours ago
Most of Pierce's young adult fantasies are set in the land of Tortall, the books featuring a magical circle of friends is the exception. There are two cycles of four novels involving the four friends--Sandry, Briar, Daja--and Tris. The first cycle is known as the Circle of Magic and should be read first. In the second cycle, the four friends separate, with three of them going off and traveling with magical mentors and finding proteges of their own to train. This one is centered on Tris, who is the most prickly of the four, the one who struggles the most to make friends, so it's not surprising she has a hard time dealing with her student--not only is her student Kethlun a grown man, but he is struggling with mastering the frightening power of lightning. Like the other books in this cycle the book also deals with a mystery--this one involving a serial killer. Good addition to the Circle series combining magic and mystery, and Tris' glass dragon in particular is striking and memorable.
hoosgracie on LibraryThing 13 hours ago
Not as good as the other Circle Opens books, but then Tris isn't my favorite character. I did enjoy the glass dragon and some of the story. Decent addition to the series.
librisissimo on LibraryThing 13 hours ago
Substance: Tean-age Mage acquires twenty-something student. Cultures clash. Good triumphs. Perfectly suitable for YA readers. As a detective story, it lacks most of the elements of detection, settling for hints and circumstance: the Heroine literally runs into the murderer. (A weak point in Pierce's favor is that most of the newer crime novels I've read lately depend on luck rather than rationacion to solve their mysteries also.) Fanciful uses of magic and glass. A pleasant read. A grammarian would quibble about inelegant phrasing especially in the use of subordinate clauses, but it's not out of the ordinary for today's reading.
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Awesome
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All books I have encountered by this author are wonderful reads. It just so happens that Tris is one of my favorite characters, so I was veryexcited to read her book.
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JoMJo More than 1 year ago
This series is awesome!
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This novel is the perfect ending to this quartet of Tamora Pierce's. It was an amazing story of one persnicky young girl and the man she must teach. Their journey toward knowledge is highly entertaining.
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The cover and spin of the book are a little on the cheaply made side but besides that its great. I've read the book twice sense buying it just a month or so ago. I can't wait to buy the rest of the books in the series.
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Book is awesome. The whole series is awesome. It made me want to reread it again and again. Lots of imagination in the books. Loveeeeee themmmmmm sooooooo muchhhhh!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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