Cayden Silversun is part Elven, part Fae, part human Wizard—and all rebel. His aristocratic mother would have him follow his father to the Royal Court, to make a high society living off the scraps of kings. But Cade lives and breathes for the theater, and he’s good—very, very good. With his... show more
Cayden Silversun is part Elven, part Fae, part human Wizard—and all rebel. His aristocratic mother would have him follow his father to the Royal Court, to make a high society living off the scraps of kings. But Cade lives and breathes for the theater, and he’s good—very, very good. With his company, he’ll enter the highest reaches of society and power, as an honored artist—or die trying. Cade combines the talents of Merlin, Shakespeare, and John Lennon: a wholly charming character in a remarkably original fantasy world created by a mistress of the art.Although Touchstone can stand alone, it is the first book of a brilliant, utterly engaging new fantasy series from the author of the bestselling Dragon Prince series.
Publish date: February 28th 2012
Publisher: Tor Books
Pages no: 368
Edition language: English
Series: Glass Thorns (#1)
This is the first book in the Glass Thorns series and OF COURSE it ends with a cliffhanger and a bunch of unanswered questions! Classic Rawn, that. :) Touchstone is set in an interesting world, peopled by different mythical races and racial mixes - I honestly don't think there was a 'pureblood...
DNFI could not connect with the characters or the story. Perhaps I'll pick this up at a later date. More thoughts found here at my blog: http://bit.ly/YjTTDH
Most Fantasy today is either Urban Fantasy with Elves, Trolls and other assorted monsters traipsing through the modern day world; or High Fantasy wherby Kingdoms are threatened by evildoers of many stripes or other rival kingdoms in mutiple volume series of varying complexity.Touchstone is a differe...
Touchstone tells the story of the traveling theater-ish group of the same name. They get together and go through some trials but mostly successes. The man action is between group founder Cayden and group newbie Meika. Cayden likes order and Meika is crazy, but Meika's talent is the one thing really ...
I'm agreeing with all the other 2 star & lower reviews. Clunky writing & not much in the plot. It also comes off as racist with Mieka's uncle and the ear mutilation. Rawn also seems to be trying to ape Trudi Canavan with the homosocial implications between Cade & Mieka and Cade & Kearney. It might h...