Published in: 2016
Edition read: E-book
Series: Glass series book 3.5
While trying to teach her adopted daughter, Reema, how to work with molten glass, Opal receives a letter from Master Magician Zitora Cowan requesting Opal’s immediate help. Zitora resigned from the Sitian Council over two years ago to search for her lost sister, and no one has heard from her since. The letter is probably a trick, but Opal refuses to pass up the opportunity to help her mentor, who may be in genuine trouble. Good thing Opal isn’t that easy to fool. With her two soldier friends Nic and Eve providing backup, the three travel to a small town in the Jewelrose Clan. But can they rescue the Master Magician without being caught in the same trap?
It’s been years since I read the Glass series (about 7 years I think!) so I had completely forgotten about this world and Opal, but having read the Soulfinder series recently, I was somewhat more familiar with the characters and remembering the story. This little novella describes a time between book 2 and book 3 of the Soulfinder series, so a great story to read while waiting for the final book of the Soulfinder series to come out.
Being as short as it is, not much happens within this story- basically, Opal goes on mission to save a master Magician, is trapped, then saves the day. Boom. Story done. Obviously, padded out to involve bits and pieces, but overall that is what has happened. It was a quick read but enjoyable, and helped with the downtime until Dawn Study came out!
Shattered Glass rating: 7/10.
Would I re-read it? It was a quick read, so sure.
Who would I recommend it to? Fans of Maria’s work, especially the Glass, Study, and Soulfinder series. Fans of fantasy novels involving magic and strong/stubborn female leads.
Author’s website: http://officialmariavsnyder.blogspot.com.au/2016/11/shattered-glass-new-glass-series.html