The Glass Magician

The Glass Magician

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Reminiscent of The Golem and the Jinni, The Glass Magician by Caroline Stevermer is a magical and romantic tale set in New York's Gilded Age.

New York 1905--The Vanderbilts. The Astors. The Morgans. They are the cream of society--and they own the nation on the cusp of a new century.

Thalia Cutler doesn't have any of those family connections. What she does know is stage magic and she dazzles audiences with an act that takes your breath away.

That is, until one night when a trick goes horribly awry. In surviving she discovers that she can shapeshift, and has the potential to take her place among the rich and powerful.

But first, she'll have to learn to control that power...before the real monsters descend to feast.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 288 pages
  • 218 x 146 x 30mm | 372g
  • Tor Books
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • 0765335042
  • 9780765335043
  • 913,923

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Praise for The Glass Magician

"A delicious read--elegant, neat, sprightly, well-defined and likeable characters...I absolutely loved it."--Genevieve Cogman, author of The Invisible Library series

"Sprightly and inventive!"--Elizabeth Bear

"Stevermer has re-imagined New York's gilded age to perfection...pure fantasy and fascinating, a prickly murder mystery, and a bevy of strong women, both young and old. I'm sure there will be a sequel. Well, I hope there will be a sequel. There had better be a sequel!"--Jane Yolen

Praise for Caroline Stevermer

"I want to live inside Caroline Stevermer's books. Her characters are clever, courageous, and charming."--Holly Black, New York Times bestselling author

"Caroline Stevermer has a wonderfully light touch...a deft and witty interweaving of mystery and magic."--Jo Walton on A Scholar of Magics

Full of wonders. By the end of the first paragraph, I suspected I was in good hands; by the end of the third page, I was sure of it."--Lois McMaster Bujold on A Scholar of Magics

"It's a romp! I read straight through, cheering for the plucky servant kids, loving the household magic, and terrified of the curse!"--Tamora Pierce on Magic Below Stairs

"Delightful."--The Washington Post on A College of Magics

Stevermer is a worthy follower of Jane Austen for wit, of Dorothy Sayers for suspense and erudition.--Booklist on A Scholar of Magics
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About Caroline Stevermer

CAROLINE STEVERMER is best known for her historical fantasy novels, particularly for her Scholarly Magic series (A College of Magics, A Scholar of Magics, and When The King Comes Home), which Terri Windling said had, "sly wit and sparkling prose that have earned her a cult following. She is also the author of River Rats, which was an ALA Best Book for Young Adults and received the Golden Duck Award and Golden Kite Award. Stevermer graduated from Bryn Mawr College with a degree in art history and currently lives in Minnesota.
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Rating details

740 ratings
3.38 out of 5 stars
5 13% (93)
4 32% (234)
3 40% (295)
2 13% (94)
1 3% (24)
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