Theirs is a world of opposites. The privileged live in sky manors held aloft by a secretive magic known only as the Mysteries. Below, the earthbound poor are forced into factory work to maintain the engine of commerce. Only the wealthy can afford to learn the Mysteries, and they use their knowledge to further lock their hold on society.Cettie Pratt is a waif doomed to the world below, until an admiral attempts to adopt her. But in her new home in the clouds, not everyone treats her as one of the family.Sera Fitzempress is a princess born into power. She yearns to meet the orphan girl she has heard so much about, but her father deems the girl unworthy of his daughters curiosity.Neither girl feels that she belongs. Each seeks to break free of imposed rules. Now, as Cettie dreams of living above and as Sera is drawn to the world below, they will follow the paths of their own choosing.But both girls will be needed for the coming storm that threatens to overturn both their worlds....
|Title||:||Storm Glass (Harbinger #1)|
|Format Type||:||Kindle Edition|
|Number of Pages||:||353 pages|
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Storm Glass (Harbinger #1) Reviews
I eagerly dove into this new world created by one of my favorite authors, Jeff Wheeler. Veering from his usual fantasy era, Wheeler threw me smack dab into the middle of a steam punk period world! Ships that fly in the sky and huge floating estates are the norm for Cettie of the Fells and Sera Fitzempress. Cettie has only seen the shadows of these floating mansions from down below in the Fells, while Sera has never left her lofty home in the clouds. Each girl dreams of something better-something ...more
I'm usually not seduced by world building but the the world surrounding Cettie is a nice blend of the future, the past with an intriguing dollop of steampunk and, strangely enough, atmosphere worthy of Charlotte Bronte's Jane Eyre. Cettie is a close to desperate orphan who's self-reliant almost to a fault. She also has a charm that silently recruits the help of the mighty and some of the lowly...the ones who have exactly what Cettie needs right when she needs it.
For those who enjoy a good ghost ...more
I really liked this. So much going on behind the scenes that I almost want to read the sequel now.
Cettie grew up as an orphan in the Fells, a city tenement with a high mortality rate for the disenfranchised. She isn't like the other kids though. She can see ghosts, feel their pain and desire to hurt her. She constantly dreams of a better life, living among the clouds with the nobility. When a nobleman comes to her orphanage, she asks him if she can go with him, he agrees.
Sera is the opposite. Th ...more
I received a free copy of this book from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.
I really enjoyed the author's Kingfountain book series, so am really pleased that he's started another series to savor. The author does a good job of worldbuilding and once again creates interesting characters that the reader can get invested in.
The world is divided into the rich and privileged that have access to what makes the world work, called The Mysteries, and live in the sky in soaring manors. The ...more
Wow! Jeff Wheeler has managed to cause me to engulf myself into yet another book! I love the tie ins, but how The Harbinger Series still stands on it's own. I love both Cettie and Sera and their respective spirits, how similar but yet vastly different they are. I am intrigued by this new setting, and love how much thought has been put into the setting! I've been waiting months for Storm Glass to come out, and devoured this book in three days! I'm probably going to re-read it to catch things that ...more
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I have read several of the KingFountain series also by Jeff Wheeler so I am familiar with this author. This book had the same feel to it as his other books despite it being a slightly different genre. There are two main problems I seem to have with every Wheeler book I read. The first it that so many of his books seem to be connected and I have such a hard time figuring out what book to read next. His website (https://jeff-wheeler.com/) has a gr ...more
I received an ARC of this book via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.
This was such an awesome world to get lost in. I read a lot of fantasy and often I feel like worlds and characters blend into one, but I have no doubt that this will be one of my more memorable experiences. I gave this four stars instead of five because I thought some of the dialogue was a little unrealistic for 12 year old girls, BUT it didn’t bother me too much and the last couple of pages of the book made me so read ...more
Disclaimer: I received this book free from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.
The most notable feature of this story was the world. You are introduced to this vast landscape that isn't limited to just the ground, as it expands into the skies - it's very reminiscent of the Avatar franchise. And, everything felt oddly real, nothing was too much of a stretch, but Storm Glass has an essence of the whimsical. I highly enjoyed this aspect of the novel. Another feature that stoof out - the Magi ...more