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Sea Glass (Glass 2) Paperback – 1 Feb 2010

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  • Paperback: 480 pages
  • Publisher: MIRA (1 Feb. 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0778303365
  • ISBN-13: 978-0778303367
  • Product Dimensions: 0.1 x 0.1 x 0.1 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (53 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 305,488 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Meteorologist turned novelist, Maria's been writing fantasy and science fiction since she was bored at work and needed something creative to do. A dozen novels and numerous short stories later, Maria's learned a thing or three about writing. She's been on the New York Times bestseller list, won a half-dozen awards, and has earned her MA degree in Writing from Seton Hill University where she's been happily sharing her knowledge with the current crop of MFA students. She also enjoys creating new worlds where horses and swords rule, 'cause let's face it, they're cool, although she's been known to trap her poor characters in a giant metal cube and let them figure out how to get out. Readers are welcome to check out her website for book excerpts, free short stories, maps, blog, and her schedule at http://www.MariaVSnyder.com.

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'A compelling new fantasy series' --Rhianna Pratchett, SFX Magazine on Poison Study

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Maria V. Snyder has been writing since 1995 and has published numerous articles in magazines and newspapers. She lives with her family in Pennsylvania.

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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Rebecca_21 on 16 May 2010
Format: Paperback
This book is the secon instalement in the "Glass" series. If you haven't already read the first one then click this link-Storm Glass (Opal Cowan Trilogy - Book 1) (MIRA)
The second book continues straight away from the first and shows Opals struggle to get people to believe her about Ulrick and Devlen. But when everyone she trusts turn their backs on her she has to figure out a way to save Sitia-alone
When even the mighty soalfinder,Yelena, doesn't believe her who will she turn to...
Why are there assassination attempts on her, everywhere she goes...
She loves Kade. But why does she keep on thinking about Devlen...

I thoroughly enjoyed this book and I cannot wait until the third book is released in September 2010, where I think Opal will have to make a difficult decision between a Stormdancer and an ex-Warper.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By LaChatteBrun on 1 April 2011
Format: Paperback
I think this book is probably best described as a guilty pleasure. I like it but I know I really, really shouldn't.

Opal is annoying. She's utterly immature - she storms off to her room and hides under a blanket when she gets upset at one point - and sometimes just unbelievable (when she meets her ex to talk about him swapping bodies with someone else she is far too reasonable - you can't help but feel that she should be spitting blood at him for his stupidity, even if you accept that he didn't know it was someone who was going to torture her)

Occasionally there's a pass me the sick bag moment (eg something cheesy as hell about wanting to be back 'in his long, lean arms') or something that's phrased really awkwardly, with Opal pontificating on something to another character when it would be really more appropriate as just description and it makes my toes curl.

However, I couldn't put the darn thing down! I kept wanting to know what was going to happen next, and whether Opal was going to stop being so wet, so despite it's faults I will be reading the sequel.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By C. Manning on 15 Mar. 2011
Format: Paperback
Opal Cowan's newfound power to steal the magic of another makes her too powerful, and too dangerous, in the eyes of the Council. Forced to return to the keep, Opal plots her escape to find the man who can prove her sanity. But although she knows Ulrick switched bodies with Devlen, everyone believes Opal has been taken in by an elaborate lie. With no proof and few allies, Opal must learn to trust herself especially as everyone now wants a piece of her powers for their own gain.

This is the second book in the Glass trilogy (the first being Storm Glass and the third is Spy Glass). I read and loved the first so I grabbed this one off my shelf pretty much as soon as I was done, and I must say I wasn't disappointed. Having read Maria V. Snyder's other trilogy (Poison Study, Magic Study and Fire Study) I knew that the plot for this trilogy would twist and turn and end up in a completely unexpected place, and so far it has done just that.

The plot of this book continues straight on from its predecessor but is full of twists and turns. There is a strong political focus as Opal realises that her skill at creating glass messengers is revolutionising Sitia, and that she no longer has any choice about continuing her work.
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27 of 32 people found the following review helpful By L. M. Cowan VINE VOICE on 27 Oct. 2009
Format: Paperback
Another excellent instalment by M.V Snyder! While I have to admit the first few chapters of the story were a struggle as I tried to get my head back into the story we left behind in Storm Glass, the book quickly gained pace and excitement.

The plot, as usual was full of interesting twists and I very much enjoyed Opal's gradual character development throughout; she became a real heroine in Sea Glass. It was lovely to meet all of the familiar cast again too, particularly the extended visits from Janco. A thoroughly enjoyable read, from a highly recommended series.

With a completely unexpected ending, I can't wait for the third book in the series!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Mr. B. Leonard on 18 May 2010
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Sea Glass - After picking up a copy of Storm Glass at Heathrow, I was really looking forward to seeing how the character 'Opal Cowan' developed and I wasn't disappointed. The only real critisism I have is the book wasn't long enough!
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By Sarah (Feeling Fictional) TOP 500 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on 22 Dec. 2014
Format: Paperback
Now that the Council have found out about Opal's ability to steal other magician's powers they immediately see her as a threat. No matter how much she has done for them in the past it is all worth nothing now and they now want her under house arrest inside the Citadel where they can monitor her activities and decide what to do with her. The worst thing of all is that nobody believes her when she tells them that Devlen and Ulrick have swapped bodies so now Devlen has free reign of the Citadel and is as trusted as Ulrick would have been. Opal doesn't know what his goals are but she knows that nothing good can possibly come of them and since she's the only one who knows what's going on it's up to her to stop him. First she needs to find Ulrick and figure out a way to put his soul back in his own body but what if Ulrick wasn't quite the innocent victim in all this? Will he even want Opal's help?

While I think I prefer the Study series I'm still really enjoying the Glass books and I love being able to dive back into the world of Ixia. Although this is Opal's story we still get to see some familiar faces along the way and Janco in particular has a starring role in this story but I also loved catching up with Leif and of course Yelena too. Opal has always seemed much more innocent than Yelena, she is younger, more trusting and less able to stand up for herself, particularly in Storm Glass and during the beginning of this book. I was really pleased to see how much progress she makes in this novel though, she still has her moments but it was great to see her starting to gain confidence now that she's beginning to understand how her magic works and I was glad that she is standing up for herself more now. In fact by the end of the book she'd become pretty impressive.
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