Sunday, 4 December 2011

Review: The Glass Swallow by Julia Golding

The Glass Swallow by Julia Golding.
Pages: 316.
Publisher: Oxford University Press.
Date published: June 2010

Rain did have one secret - one that risked her whole world if it came out.

She designs exquisite stained glass for the windows for her city. But the law is clear - it is forbidden for girls to be part of the glassmakers' guild. To keep her secret hidden, she leaves home and travels to the strange new country of Magharna.

When he witnesses Rain's capture by a gang of bandits, both his his fate and heart become tied to hers. They escape the outlaws, but Peri and his family of falconers are untouchables who are scorned by all, and Rain is not allowed to be part of their lives.

Can Rain and Peri's love survive the prejudices against them? and with the country on the blink of disaster will they be able to stop their world from smashing apart?

My summary:

Rain has to leave, otherwise her family will be in danger. If she doesn't who will design the windows of the palace, in Magharna. However, when Rain arrives in the strange land of Magharna she and her companions are captured by a group of bandits. Everything has gone wrong wit a blink of an eye.
          Will someone save her from these group of bandits . . .


Well, what a good good book to read when you need a break from all the vampires and werewolves and angels and demons and etc etc. The list will go on and on and on. 

This book was enjoyable, to read. And i do have to say this book is with a lot of action and strange ideas. Particularly, Rains ideas. She wants to join forces with the bandits, when they tried to kill her! That is wrong, girl. Wrong, wrong, wrong. But, in the end, i will say that it was a good idea. I mean, i wouldn't think of it. If, i was in front of a person that tried to kill me, then i would be scared to my bones.

If i was a glass designer, like her, i would love to do it. Every time, i got to a church or see a stained glass i think it's made by the hands of angels. I know i'm crazy. But, that's how my brain works. =D

In conclusion, i would like to say if you need a break from vampires and werewolves etc, then read this book!

My rating:

1 comment:

  1. Teen girls will admire Rain. She's a strong willed glassmaker determined always to do the right thing even when so doing puts her in danger. The love subplot is a cute addition to the story. This is strong upbeat fantasy and a joy to read. 12-16 year old girls especially should truly love this book.



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