The Glass Swallow
Rain has a secret—one that risks her whole world if it comes out. She designs exquisite stained glass for the windows of her city. But the law is clear: it is forbidden for girls to be part of the glassmakers’ guild. To keep her secret hidden, Rain leaves home and travels to a strange new... show more
Rain has a secret—one that risks her whole world if it comes out. She designs exquisite stained glass for the windows of her city. But the law is clear: it is forbidden for girls to be part of the glassmakers’ guild. To keep her secret hidden, Rain leaves home and travels to a strange new country. Her trip becomes a nightmare when bandits attack and she is abandoned in a society on the edge of disaster. To survive, she must discover new strengths in herself and seek out the other people that this society has scorned, including a young falconer who is one of the "untouchables." This exciting new novel is a companion book to Dragonfly, which received a starred review from School Library Journal, was a YALSA Teens’ Top Ten nominee, and was selected by librarians for the 2011 Texas Lone Star reading list.
Publish date: October 1st 2011
Pages no: 304
Edition language: English
, Young Adult
, Science Fiction Fantasy
, High Fantasy
, Young Adult Fantasy
, Womens Fiction
, Chick Lit
Since I liked the first book lots, I had decided that I wanted to read the companion book. And no, I was not disappointed at all! In fact, I liked it a lot, although it wasn't as good as Dragonfly.I'm glad that this wasn't exactly continuing Ramil and Taoshira's story, because they don't really dese...
I liked it. Very readable.It presents a thoughtful, if narrow, look at a political, social and economic breakdown in a country that has run itself into the ground paying for extravagances while the people starve every day. People are losing their jobs and homes. many are turning to robbery and bandi...
3 12 stars. I enjoyed reading this and will probably end up re reading at some point but it was lacking in some respects. I liked characters over all; loved Mikal and Ret. Their fatherdaughter(Mikal and Rain) and brothersister (Ret and Rain) relationships were well done and very nice to read. Rain w...
Not nearly as good as Dragonfly; I was hoping for more of the adventure that was found in that story. While I liked this one it did have it's flaws. There was one point in the book where the main character decides that a murdering bandit was just forced into the life he leads. In her mind he had no ...