Theirs is a world of opposites. The privileged live in sky manors held aloft by a secretive magic known only as the Mysteries. Below, the earthbound poor are forced into factory work to maintain the engine of commerce. Only the wealthy can afford to learn the Mysteries, and they use their knowledge to further lock their hold on society.Cettie Pratt is a waif doomed to the world below, until an admiral attempts to adopt her. But in her new home in the clouds, not everyone treats her as one of the family.Sera Fitzempress is a princess born into power. She yearns to meet the orphan girl she has heard so much about, but her father deems the girl unworthy of his daughters curiosity.Neither girl feels that she belongs. Each seeks to break free of imposed rules. Now, as Cettie dreams of living above and as Sera is drawn to the world below, they will follow the paths of their own choosing.But both girls will be needed for the coming storm that threatens to overturn both their worlds....
|Title||:||Storm Glass (Harbinger #1)|
|Format Type||:||Kindle Edition|
|Number of Pages||:||353 pages|
|Status||:||Available For Download|
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Storm Glass (Harbinger #1) Reviews
Anyone from the age of eight upward will enjoy this fantasy thriller from Jeff Wheeler. This author really knows how to create atmosphere and keep the tension building. The result ais a fast moving tale with two main characters - a princess and a pauper.
It’s about a waif in an alternative universe where the rich float in castles in the sky and the poor die young in slums. Cettie strives to keep a bunch of babies fed in a slum, while above her, in one of the best floating castles, lives Sera who ...more
I have been looking forward to the arrival of this new work of Jeff Wheeler's, and it simply ended too soon. Of course, that's often the way with the first book in a trilogy. In his Kingfountain series, Wheeler did an amazing job of making the world of Kingfountain a part of his larger imagined universe, and many of the characters from all these separate worlds move in and out of their realms to bring the story to a stunning resolution. The Harbinger series carries the story out of the medieval ...more
I received a free copy of this book from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.
I really enjoyed the author's Kingfountain book series, so am really pleased that he's started another series to savor. The author does a good job of worldbuilding and once again creates interesting characters that the reader can get invested in.
The world is divided into the rich and privileged that have access to what makes the world work, called The Mysteries, and live in the sky in soaring manors. The ...more
Wow! Jeff Wheeler has managed to cause me to engulf myself into yet another book! I love the tie ins, but how The Harbinger Series still stands on it's own. I love both Cettie and Sera and their respective spirits, how similar but yet vastly different they are. I am intrigued by this new setting, and love how much thought has been put into the setting! I've been waiting months for Storm Glass to come out, and devoured this book in three days! I'm probably going to re-read it to catch things that ...more
An Interesting Beginning
So far so good, for a first book in what the author calls an "epic series". I like the different elements that have been introduced, and as always the character development is delightful.
My only reason for giving it 4 stars instead of 5 is that the author is reusing elements from his other worlds/trilogies. I was rather hoping for something completely new. The appearance of familiar (from his other books) places and ideas was a disappointment. However, I withhold further ...more
Arc provided by Netgalley for my honest review.
I have read several of the KingFountain series also by Jeff Wheeler so I am familiar with this author. This book had the same feel to it as his other books despite it being a slightly different genre. There are two main problems I seem to have with every Wheeler book I read. The first it that so many of his books seem to be connected and I have such a hard time figuring out what book to read next. His website (https://jeff-wheeler.com/) has a gr ...more
The worlds that Jeff Wheeler builds are second to none! I have loved his prior series, so I was so excited to receive this ARC from NetGalley. This story does not disappoint! It is centered around two young girls, one that lives in abject poverty who can see ghosts, and one that lives in absolute wealth because of the royal blood in her veins but can't see anyone outside her family. Life starts to turn upside down for both of them on this adventure in the clouds. I love the imagery that the auth ...more
Two young girls. Two distinct, opposite worlds. Cettie of the Fells lives in a dark world, a world of poverty, hunger and disease. Her clothing is threadbare and there are holes in her shoes. Stealing food is the only way to obtain nourishment. Sera Fitzempress lives in a floating manor in the upper world of wealth and privilege. Beautiful waterfalls are found on her estate in the clouds. The water turns to mist before it reaches the underbelly of society, the home of the poor and wretched. The ...more