Book Title: Storm Glass
Series: Harbinger (#1)
Author: Jeff Wheeler
Goodreads Link: Click here
Release Date: 6/19/18
Star Rating: – Excellent fantasy
Disclaimer: I received this book free from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.
This is the first time I’ve reviewed one of Mr. Wheeler’s books even though they’ve come to be favorites. First, full disclosure … I am a “first reader” for Deep Magic e-zine which is published by Mr. Wheeler. This means that I get to sift through their submissions and pick the ones I like best, but none of that prevents me from writing an objective review of this book.
Actually, I hadn’t heard of his other books until I became a first reader for Deep Magic and they were recommended by a fellow reader. I am SO glad I found them! He writes excellent fantasy. I hope to post reviews of some of his other series in future. Storm Glass is the first book in a completely new series so I was so excited to get the ARC!
Celie & Sera are two girls who are from very different backgrounds. Celie reminds me very much of Jane Eyre. Neglected, poor and likely doomed a short life of misery, but everything changes when she meets a kind Military Officer who decides to help. Sera is royal. Affluent, bright, vivacious and deeply unhappy. Both girls are fascinated by the magic that runs their world and are determined to learn more about it, and unaware of the danger of doing so.
I think one of the things I love most about Mr. Wheeler’s books are the women/girls who people them. They can be fierce warriors (The Maid of Donremy), the source of courage (Evie), the power behind the throne (Ankarette), and hope for the future (Lia). We have just met Celie and Sera in this new series, but they have real potential. I was particularly fond of Celie. If you have already read Mr. Wheeler’s other books then be prepared. The twist about 3/4 in floored me. How did I not see it coming?? I love when that happens.
I’m dying for the next book which comes out very soon. Don’t you love it when a series has some get up and go. It’s nice not to have to wait forever for the next installment. I wouldn’t mind waiting though. I look forward to it.
Song for this book: Hold Me by The Sweeplings