The Glass Demon
Sometimes the path to the truth is paved with broken glass. Teenager Lin Fox is a stranger in a strange land—Germany, where her father has come on a quixotic quest to locate a priceless artifact. The medieval (and possibly mythical) Allerheiligen stained glass is believed by some to be lost, by... show more
Sometimes the path to the truth is paved with broken glass. Teenager Lin Fox is a stranger in a strange land—Germany, where her father has come on a quixotic quest to locate a priceless artifact. The medieval (and possibly mythical) Allerheiligen stained glass is believed by some to be lost, by others to have been destroyed, and by virtually all to be haunted. A mysterious letter persuades Dr. Oliver Fox that he can be the one to find it—but someone else is determined to ensure that the glass stays hidden forever.First, an elderly stranger is found dead in an orchard, then one of Oliver’s contacts is mysteriously drowned—both bodies inexplicably surrounded by shards of colored glass. As dark superstitions simmer, Lin embarks on her own search to find the glass. As her life comes to resemble the grimmest of fairy tales, she realizes that what she must find is not only the truth about the legendary glass but a way to save the lives of those she loves.
Publish date: June 14th 2011
Pages no: 305
Edition language: English
, Young Adult
A lack of any likeable characters, most notably a charmless and self-centered protagonist, makes this a disappointing read. It's too bad, as the premise was excellent and the potential was right there. While I did like the use of the occasional intriguing vocabulary word, Grant's strange metaphors...
Lin Fox is not having a good time. Her father decides to take a sabitacal in a snit about being overlooked for a professorship. Then he hears about a missing stained glass set that have been supposed to be destroyed years ago. He takes the opportunity to chase them to Germany, dragging all of the...
This is going straight into my personal ”Favorite & Beast Books of 2013” pile!Among the mitigating factors why this book became a favorite of mine is that I am a medievalist; I love a good mystery; I spent a year, which included a summer, wandering the countryside of Germany before my senior year, v...
Lin Fox and her family are moving to Germany for a year. Her father is a history lecturer who dreams of a glamorous TV career, and is taking his family with him on a sabbatical year in Germany after he was passed over for a promotion. While driving to the village they're to live in for the next year...
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