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by Mary Robinette Kowal
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Kaethe rated it 12 months ago
Had this just been a book of Regency magic and manners it would have been charming enough: the period is evoked more convincingly than usual in both dialog and mores. But no, Kowal wasn't content to leave it at that: there are complications such as creative and technological insight and war. You don...
Wyvernfriend Reads
Wyvernfriend Reads rated it 5 years ago
I get where a lot of people are coming from with some of the reviews but my experience with it was one of enjoyment. Jane has invested a lot of her energy and self worth into her skills as Glamorourist, now that she is in partnership with her husband she can see that she has worth, she is invested ...
Papyrus to Datapad
Papyrus to Datapad rated it 5 years ago
Much like the previous book in the series, Glamour in Glass starts slowly in Kowal's charming, Austenesque way, and builds to a page-turning, action filled climax. The title of this book refers to experiments in recording a glamour in glass, much the same way as sound can be recorded on wax cylinde...
Inkspot Fancy
Inkspot Fancy rated it 6 years ago
Married life is a bliss for Jane and Vincent. They work together creating majestic glamours for high-profile customers and hobnobbing modestly with nobility, while enjoying the more personal aspects as well. So when people start commending their trip to the mainland to Jane, she's understandably con...
My Journey in Writing
My Journey in Writing rated it 6 years ago
Although slow to start, I found this book better than its predecessor, and especially enjoyed the climax. I find that I can relate to Jane Vincent and was genuinely moved by her struggles in the story. I also liked the quasi-historical element and enjoyed the resolution. Recommended.
Stop Making Sense
Stop Making Sense rated it 7 years ago
3.5 stars, really.As in the first book, Kowal's strengths lie in the world-building, offering a more accessible window into Jane Austen's playground. This sequel expands its reach to give a glimpse of Europe, though, something Austen did only by proxy.The continuing adventures of Jane and her loved ...
Reflections rated it 7 years ago
I enjoyed this second book in the Glamourist Histories series even more than the first--by the end I had to delay dinner for over an hour because the story was so heart-in-the-throat exciting that I could not put the book down. While Shades of Milk and Honey was sort of a Jane Austen lite with magic...
The BiblioSanctum
The BiblioSanctum rated it 7 years ago
3.5 stars. I think 2013 has seen me branching out into more sub-genres of fantasy than any other year, thanks to participating in events like the Worlds Without End's Women of Genre Fiction Reading Challenge. Once, Mary Robinette Kowal fell into the category of "An author I've never read before, but...
newskepticx's blog
newskepticx's blog rated it 7 years ago
Charming, ot the best I've read but compared to the drivel I've read lately this was enjoyable.
Read Fragment
Read Fragment rated it 8 years ago
I enjoyed the continuing story of this hero and heroine, but watching them negotiate the social strictures governing their relationship isn't quite as satisfying as hoping they'd fall in love in book one. I've like a few straight up historicals better for this subject matter (Deanna Rayborn's Lady ...
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