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"This story will stay with you forever"

The ability to steal a magician's powers has made Opal Cowan too powerful. A student glass magician, Opal, is ordered to be kept under house arrest by the council. However Opal is determined to find Ulrick, the man she thinks she loves. So she defies the Council's orders and travels to the Moon Clan's lands in search of Ulrick. However she isn't sure where he could be and if his soul is really his own.

Opal also can't get Kade out of her head. Kade is a handsome Stormdancer that she is wary of. She isn't sure if she should let him get too close to her. All in all she has no idea who she can really trust as everyone only wants her for special powers which they all want to use for their own deadly gain.

Another delightful story from the special and magical world Maria V. Snyder has created. Although the Study series will always hold a special place in my heart, the Glass series is keeping me intrigued and satisfied.

More fantasy than paranormal these books are more than special, they are extraordinary. If Yelena and Opal are magical due to their special abilities then Maria V. Snyder also has a magical ability of her own, as an author. I eagerly await anything else this author writes and can't believe that Opal will not be visiting us again until September 2010!

If you are looking for something to read that will stay with you forever then try Maria's books. The Study series is the beginning and the most exquisite and the Glass series should not be read before you have met Yelena and heard her story.

Reviewed by Amber Chalmers
Posted October 16, 2009

SUMMARY

Like the colorful pieces of sea glass washed up on shore, Opal has weathered rough waters and twisting currents. But instead of finding a tranquil eddy, Opal is caught in a riptide. Her unique glass messengers which allow instant communication over vast distances have become a vital part of Sitian society. Once used solely by the Councilors and magicians, other powerful factions are now vying for control. Control of the messengers equals control of Sitia. Unfortunately that also means control of Opal. If that isnít enough of a problem, Opalís determination to prove blood magic is still being used is met with strong resistance. The Council doubts her, her mentor doubts her, and even her family is concerned. When her world is turned upside down, she begins to doubt herself. In the end, Opal must decide who to believe, who to trust, and who has controlóotherwise she will shatter into a million pieces and be swept out by the tide.

Genre: Fantasy, Speculative Fiction, Magic

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Sea Glass
(Glass: Book 2)
by Maria V. Snyder

MIRA Books
September 1, 2009
Available: September 1, 2009
ISBN #0778325806
EAN #9780778325802
448 pages
Paperback
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Other Books by
Maria V. Snyder

Spy Glass
Storm Glass
Fire Study
Poison Study
Magic Study


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