Monday, 9 March 2020

Book Review: The Glass Magician by Caroline Stevermer (Fantasy)

Title: The Glass Magician
Author: Caroline Stevermer
Publisher:
Tor

Publication Date: 7 April 2020
Pages:
288
Format:
eBook - PDF
Genre:
Fantasy
Source:
ARC via NetGalley

 


What if you could turn into the animal of your heart anytime you want?

With such power, you’d enter the cream of New York society, guaranteed a rich life among the Vanderbilts and Astors, movers and shakers who all have the magical talent and own the nation on the cusp of a new century.

You could. If you were a Trader.

Pity you’re not.

Thalia is a Solitaire, one of the masses who don’t have the animalistic magic. But that is not to say that she doesn’t have talent of another kind—she is a rising stage magician who uses her very human skills to dazzle audiences with amazing feats of prestidigitation. Until one night when a trick goes horribly awry…and Thalia makes a discovery that changes her entire world. And sets her on a path that could bring her riches.

Or kill her. 


The Glass Magician was a fun, magical read. I enjoyed the characters and the premise. Once or twice I would have liked a little more explanation/world building, but on the whole there was enough information for me to immerse myself in the world. The prose was smooth and the pacing good, and overall this was an easy, pleasant read. It perhaps didn't thrill me beyond words, but it was a solid piece of writing and I closed the final page thinking I would be interesting to read on in the series.

I received this book as a free eBook ARC via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

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