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The Glass God (Magicals Anonymous Book 2) [Kindle Edition]

Kate Griffin
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (27 customer reviews)

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Sharon Li: apprentice shaman and community support officer for the magically inclined.

It wasn't the career Sharon had in mind, but she's getting used to running Magicals Anonymous and learning how to Be One With The City.

When the Midnight Mayor goes missing, leaving only a suspiciously innocent-looking umbrella behind him, Sharon finds herself promoted. Her first task: find the Midnight Mayor. The only clues she has are a city dryad's cryptic warning and several pairs of abandoned shoes...

Suddenly, Sharon's job feels a whole lot harder.

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    [The] utterly charming protagonist easily elevates Griffin's second magical London series above the urban fantasy crowd (PUBLISHERS WEEKLY - starred review)

    [An] outstanding follow-up to the outstanding Stray Souls (RT BOOK REVIEWS)

    Book Description

    The second novel in a new urban magic series, Magicals Anonymous, from the author of the Matthew Swift novels set in London's hidden otherworld

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    • Format: Kindle Edition
    • File Size: 1460 KB
    • Print Length: 465 pages
    • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 0356500659
    • Publisher: Orbit (9 July 2013)
    • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
    • Language: English
    • ASIN: B00ABLJ08G
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    • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
    • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (27 customer reviews)
    • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #53,406 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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    4.4 out of 5 stars
    4.4 out of 5 stars
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    2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
    Format:Kindle Edition
    The Glass God is the second novel from Griffin in her Magicals Anonymous series. I'm torn between giving this book 3 or 4 stars. In essence I love the storyline and characters Griffin has going here but this book didn't quite reach my expectations.

    Just when Sharon Li was settling into her new job as Community Support Worker and Shaman, She finds herself landed with a new and unexpected job role when the Midnight Mayor goes missing. If that wasn't enough, once again it seems the fate of the City rests with Sharon and her motley crew from Magicals Anonymous. This time round the City is under threat from a rather unhappy and un-`fed' Old Man Bone and a disgraced wizard seeking power. Oh and did I mention she has to find the Midnight Mayor before it's too late, and before Old Man Bone has her own shoes?

    Again, Griffin has developed an interesting storyline but somehow it doesn't contain the level of detail I expected. Compared to Stray Souls this book lacked action and complexity. I found the plot rather straight forward and almost uneventful. It wasn't until the final third that things started picking up for me, but even then it felt predictable. Obviously the storyline has potential. Griffin seems to have a knack for conjuring original and detailed fantasy worlds and plots. However, it feels as though she hasn't quite given herself the time needed to expand this one to its full capacity.

    I was also disappointed not to read more of the self help group for magical misfits. This was a great source of humour during the first book, so I was looking forward to delving into the minds of the magical community again but it wasn't to be. Griffin barely touches upon the group meetings despite having ample opportunity to do so within their weekly/monthly get-togethers.
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    1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent Sequel - I Wish There Were More! 22 July 2014
    By DJF
    This is the second (and currently last) book in the Magicals Anonymous series. Please, please write some more, Kate Griffin!
    Sharon Li is a Shaman. She is also the community officer for the magical community in the city of London. She organises singles nights for those who can only come out after dark, bingo nights and a regular self-help group. She assisted by her IT technician and minion Rhys - the Druid with allergy problems. Sharon is busy sorting out the personal problems of the magical community when the Midnight Mayor goes missing leaving her as his deputy - much to her surprise. What follows is an investigation into the disappearance of the Midnight Mayor, why Old Man Bone wants what he is owed and why there are shoes thrown over overhead wires.
    This book is a very worthy sequel to the "Stray Souls" where we first meet Sharon. The characters that we met there are back with further details of their unique personalities which are well constructed and amusing. Why shouldn't a vampire have OCD? Why shouldn't a seven foot troll be a chef? Sharon's fantastic positivity and knack with words is quite wonderful and leaves the reader as well as the characters amazed. There is a touch of romance along the way as well.
    I really enjoyed this book and am unimpressed that currently there are only two books in the series! I just didn't want to put this book down and was totally engrossed. Unfortunately I was totally engrossed in the same room as my husband was watching the world cup & my chortles of amusement were not always appreciated!
    In my opinion this series stands alongside books written by such great fantasy authors as Ben Aaronovich, Jasper Fforde, Jim Butcher and Terry Pratchett. They are well constructed, easy to read and fun.
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    3.0 out of 5 stars Not my favourite 23 Sept. 2013
    By Ali C
    Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
    I love Kate Griffin's writing and her conception of magic, but this book might have been my least favourite so far. It was fun and the characters were likeable, but I battled to get really immersed in the story. On the one hand, it's refreshing to have realistic dialogue - as a 20-something, I felt like everyone, you know, spoke like me, yeah? But on the other hand, I felt that a lot of the characters didn't have distinct voices. I really want to love Sharon, and I do like her, but after two books I still feel like I'm trying to make sense of her as a character. I'll definitely keep reading the series, but so far I much prefer the original Matthew Swift books.
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    4.0 out of 5 stars Loved it 26 July 2013
    By Gareth Wilson - Falcata Times Blog TOP 1000 REVIEWER VINE VOICE
    Whilst many seem to love being taken to a foreign country for their Urban Fantasy, I love being transported to our own capital for a magical mystery tour where the normal becomes the unusual, and the mundane becomes weird. As with Kate's other titles in the series this title takes you on a wonderful journey as the principle character within, Sharon Li, has a huge quest ahead of her, to find the Midnight Mayor alongside averting the current crisis that the city faces.

    Its imaginative, has great twists and really does give you something unique to explore and escape the modern world. Add to the mix some cracking prose and an author who loves to weave a story all round gives the reader a story to thoroughly enjoy although to be honest I would advise people to start at the beginning to get not only the full flavour but to full immerse themselves into the experience. Great stuff.
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    4.0 out of 5 stars Entertaining sequel 26 Oct. 2013
    By clairefromwales VINE VOICE
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    The Glass God is the follow up to Stray Souls , set in the Midnight Mayor universe.

    The story, told from a range of perspectives, follows the heroine Sharon Li and her slightly motley crew of assorted magical beings once again on a mission to save the City and, this time, track down it's missing Midnight Mayor.

    The writing is strong enough too keep the slightly sillier elements just on the right side of entertaining (rather than annoying), babes. Although I hated the Tribes txt spk conversation...

    The story is interesting and the mystery is well plotted. The book is fast-paced and driven by dialogue and it would have been nice to have a bit more reflection on some of the events. Sharon is forced to defend herself and deal out retribution, actions that are quite at odds with the positive personality built up in this book and the previous one that could have done with a bit more exploration.

    The characters are fun and engaging, and the connection is helped by getting to see the inner-thoughts of many of them. The Aldermen, Kelly and Miles remain a bit mysterious (I haven't read the original series) but I liked both characters.

    Overall it was a fun read that kept me entertained throughout. I'll definitely look for the next book but will be hoping for some character development to move things on.
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    Most Recent Customer Reviews
    5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
    Really enjoyed this series - great plots & characters - funny too
    Published 1 month ago by TC
    5.0 out of 5 stars Funny romp.
    Great fun. How can it not be with characters such as a seven foot troll called Gretel that like fine food and a gay vampire with OCD? Just as good a romp as the last one. Read more
    Published 1 month ago by R. Small
    5.0 out of 5 stars Gripping AND hilarious
    Griffin gets better with every book. I loved the Matthew Swift series but I adore Magicals Anonymous. More, please.
    Published 10 months ago by BCN7
    3.0 out of 5 stars Too little Swift
    The trouble is that Matthew Swift is the character I want to know more about in these books. He appears far too little in this one. Read more
    Published 15 months ago by Silver_gem
    5.0 out of 5 stars A good read
    One of those authors whose writing, and story lines, are good enough that as soon as you see her name, on the cover, you can buy it knowing that you're in for a reading treat.
    Published 16 months ago by Mr. J. Anderson
    5.0 out of 5 stars Absolutely storming the follow up novel
    I love Magical Anonymous and the Midnight Mayor series....the Blue Electric Angels are addictive (come be we,we be free) but here the books take a darker turn. Read more
    Published 17 months ago by Amazon Customer
    4.0 out of 5 stars New and interesting
    New idea and interesting in concept. Characters interesting and well developed at outset. Good plot that romps along - although not sure that even with magical assistance you can... Read more
    Published 21 months ago by SHR
    5.0 out of 5 stars Sharon et al. are delightful
    What a thoroughly enjoyable book. Sharon's monologues, Kelly's enthusiasm, Gretel's canapés... It all fits together. Read more
    Published 22 months ago by Crinkly
    4.0 out of 5 stars A good fun read
    This was the second Kate Griffin I read and I thoroughly enjoyed it. It had good characters and excellent amusing dialogue
    Published 22 months ago by Mrs Dinah E Hand
    5.0 out of 5 stars Another corker
    Kate Griffin writes marvelous urban fantasy and this one is right up there with her previous stuff. Well worth it.
    Published 22 months ago by G.M. Forde
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