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  • Title: The Glass Swallow
  • Author: Julia Golding
  • ISBN: 9780761459798
  • Page: 290
  • Format: Hardcover

  • The Glass Swallow By Julia Golding Rain has a secret one that risks her whole world if it comes out She designs exquisite stained glass for the windows of her city But the law is clear it is forbidden for girls to be part of the glassmakers guild To keep her secret hidden, Rain leaves home and travels to a strange new country Her trip becomes a nightmare when bandits attack and she is abandoned in a sRain has a secret one that risks her whole world if it comes out She designs exquisite stained glass for the windows of her city But the law is clear it is forbidden for girls to be part of the glassmakers guild To keep her secret hidden, Rain leaves home and travels to a strange new country Her trip becomes a nightmare when bandits attack and she is abandoned in a society on the edge of disaster To survive, she must discover new strengths in herself and seek out the other people that this society has scorned, including a young falconer who is one of the untouchables This exciting new novel is a companion book to Dragonfly, which received a starred review from School Library Journal, was a YALSA Teens Top Ten nominee, and was selected by librarians for the 2011 Texas Lone Star reading list.
    Julia Golding
    My journey to becoming an author has been a roundabout one, taking in many other careers I grew up on the edge of Epping Forest and was that dreamy kind of child who was always writing stories After reading English at Cambridge, I decided to find out as much as I could about the wider world so joined the Foreign Office and served in Poland My work as a diplomat took me from the high point of town twinning in the Tatra Mountains to the low of inspecting the bottom of a Silesian coal mine.On leaving Poland, I exchanged diplomacy for academia and took a doctorate in the literature of the English Romantic Period at Oxford I then joined Oxfam as a lobbyist on conflict issues, campaigning at the UN and with governments to lessen the impact of conflict on civilians living in war zones a cause about which I still feel very passionate.Married with three children, I now live in Oxford between two rivers, surrounded by gargoyles, beautiful sandstone buildings and ancient trees.My first novel, The Diamond of Drury Lane , won the Waterstone s Children s Book Prize 2006 and the Nestle Children s Book Prize 2006 formerly known as the Smarties Prize I was also chosen by Waterstone s in 2007 as one of their Twenty five authors for the future In the US, Secret of the Sirens won the honor book medal of the Green Earth Book Award My latest series, which starts with Mel Foster and the Demon Butler, about an intrepid Victorian orphan who lives in a household of monsters, won Bronze in the Primary Teacher awards in 2015 The next part, Mel Foster and the Time Machine, has set the time dial to arrive in 2016.

    The Glass Swallow By Julia Golding

    Commentaires:

    Meredith Shaheed
    UPDATE all done.Well, four stars.I was hoping for From this book Dragonfly was a story of cruelty, survival, and clinging to faith when it s all you have TGS just seems to be about a pretty girl who s good at getting her way.Peri came across as clingy and sexist Whenever Rain was determined to do something, he just had to step in and save his little girl note if Rain was Tris, someone would have been punched by now and screw everything up.In contrast to Dragonfly once again, Ramil came off as l [...]

    Shoujo85
    Rating I liked it but wouldn t read it again 3 Stars Interestingly this sequel to Dragonfly seems to be aimed at a younger audience I would ve thought it would be the other way around There aren t really any major spoilers if you happen to read the books in the wrong order although people and events from the first story are mentioned in this book it s set about 18 years later in another country with new characters.Although it s a perfectly well written book it s just not complex enough for my ta [...]

    Miss Clark
    I liked it Very readable.It presents a thoughtful, if narrow, look at a political, social and economic breakdown in a country that has run itself into the ground paying for extravagances while the people starve every day People are losing their jobs and homes many are turning to robbery and bandits are rampant across the land attacking travelers and waylaying merchants Everything is breaking down To further complicate matters is the almost religious adherence to class and the strictures placed u [...]

    Sangita
    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 [...]

    Ceili
    I only read this book because I enjoyed Golding s other fantasy novel, Dragonfly however, compared to that book, The Glass Swallow was very disappointing The romance was bland, and I really disliked Peri, the falconer who becomes Rain s love interest He treated her like a child who couldn t do anything for herself He limited her with his overprotectiveness, shut down every idea she had as too dangerous , and acted as though he knew better than her, like he thought he was her dad or something I c [...]

    Natalie
    im a big fan of jualia goldings work, and she didnt disappoint with this latest book as always she has creative plots that meld perfectly with her characters, this book was no exception i liked it just a little than its comapanion book dragonfly which is saying alot, because i really LOVED that book.

    Elevetha
    3 1 2 stars I enjoyed reading this and will probably end up re reading at some point but it was lacking in some respects I liked characters over all loved Mikal and Ret Their father daughter Mikal and Rain and brother sister Ret and Rain relationships were well done and very nice to read Rain was good Peri was too annoying and over protective at times and I just felt like hitting him on the head, yelling, You don t even know her You can t tell her what to do Lay off And Rain, stubborn and rash, [...]

    Rea
    Enjoyable fantasy For some reason I went into it thinking it was set in a dystopian version of the USA but this is definitely second world I suspect I got it mixed up with another book because even the synopsis makes it obvious that this is pure fantasy.I enjoyed the story of a young girl, Rain, who s thrown into a different culture with no one to turn to, having to do everything all on her own She never ceases to be amazed by the differences between her own culture and the Magharnan culture Her [...]

    Tammie
    While I liked The Glass Swallow ok it did have its flaws It was not nearly as good as its companion novel Dragonfly I was hoping for of the adventure that was found in that story One thing I had a problem with was the part in the book where the main character decides that a murdering bandit was just forced into the life he leads In her mind he had no choice, because he was thrown out of the city and had no other means to provide for himself So she walks into his camp with a gift for him asking [...]

    Christina (A Reader of Fictions)
    The Glass Swallow is a companion novel to Dragonfly, which I read, and loved, a couple years ago The main characters from Dragonfly do make a brief appearance, but are, for the most part, quite distant Nonetheless, this was quite a satisfying companion to that fantastic book.What makes these books, and probably the others of Julia Golding that I have yet to read, so fantastic is how strong her heroines are Rain lacks physical strength pretty much entirely She is diminutive, especially in this ne [...]

    Kristen
    This book started out SO well, it pains me to give it the rating I did I even, before I finished it, recommended it to some of my bookish friends But around the halfway point, at a critical point of rising action, the book jumps the tracks in a way that felt completely unbelievable and lacking in the groundwork that might have made a disbelief damaging plot twist a little okay.But no.The reader is offered very little context that would make this character shift palatable This irks me SO much, b [...]

    Marine_maiden
    The story is quite ok but the romance is not well written Don t insist putting it in if it won t end up good I find their relationship progress is dull For everything else, from the caste conflict till the happy ending, it should have 4 stars I m cutting one for the disappointing romance.

    Andrea Wright
    Picked this book up for a reading challenge using the word Swallow in the title Completely loved the story and the strong statements about social and gender issues that resonate in life I just may have to check out other books by this author.

    Thea
    I should have never waited this long to write a review about a book I finished weeks ago That was a terrible idea, but I can t help doing it lol I didn t have time to Story Rain Glassmaker travels to another nation whose name I forgot , one that has newly opened their doors to outside nations, to design a stained glass window for that nation s ruler with her cousin Unbeknownst to her, that nation has major economic problems More people are losing their homes Unemployment is rising The number of [...]

    Jupiter Kalinowski
    Rain secretly designs stained glass under the tutelage of her father, leaving a glass swallow hidden in every piece she creates When the king finds out her talent she is forced to journey to the strange land of Magharna to design for them, but on the way, she is ambushed by bandits The Glass Swallow was a wonderful read and kept a steady pace throughout however, the ending left much to be desired Most of the characters seemed to have been well designed, with carefully thought out descriptions an [...]

    Kitten Blue
    Although the blurb sounded interesting enough, I really wasn t expecting all that much from The Glass Swallow I mean, the cover s about as uninspired as it gets, IMHO, which shouldn t really make a difference, but you know IT DOES Colour me surprised, though, because although there are flaws aplenty it turns out that the story s pretty darn entertaining The blurb wants you to believe that The Glass Swallow revolves around the romance between Rain, a girl who despite the laws of her country pract [...]

    Isabella
    Very good book I have read it than once.

    Valerie
    I loved everything about this book The characters and settings are so wonderful, especially Rain and Peri

    Lauren
    Required Genre Fantasy, Author ProjectOh Glass Swallow, I love you so much you bring tears to my eyes I love you so much that you got me through this terrible day I love you so much that I want to live inside you I love you so much that every time I am met with the word peregrine in my every day life, I think, not just Ah, that reminds me of Glass Swallow, I love that book, but Ah, that reminds me of Glass Swallow, I should reread that book at the soonest possible opportunity This was a particul [...]

    Emma
    Rain s father is one of the most sought after glass makers in the kingdom of Tigral Torrent s mastery of stained glass is unrivaled with even the king and queen ordering windows from the Torrent forge for their palace.The only problem is Torrent is not the visionary behind his stained glass designs Rain, his daughter, is the designer a secret that could get them both thrown out of the male only glassmaker guild.When an opportunity arises for Rain to visit a distant land and ply her wares, it see [...]

    Thea
    Being a fan of Julia Golding for quite some time, I was excited to pick up this book, after enjoying Dragonfly so much However, that wasn t the case.I found the world that she built around Rain to be absolutely charming The glassmakers were interesting to read about, and picking up this book, I expected the story to revolve around Rain s fight to become known in the glassmaking world To my surprise, that wasn t the case at all Rain travels to a country beyond the sea and was forced to establish [...]

    Cheryl Rainfield
    The Glass SwallowJulia GoldingMarshall Cavendish October 2011 pre order ISBN 10 0761459790ISBN 13 978 0761459798My review 5 5 starsI have found another YA fantasy author who has quickly become a favorite of mine Julia Golding You can bet I m going to run out and find all of her other books now The Glass Swallow is a wonderful read it has a strong girl character suspense and danger romance and the strong girl pulling together everything to make things work out.In The Glass Swallow, Rain designs s [...]

    Cherie
    In Holt women cannot profess as glass makers Thus motherless Rain Glassmaker must practise her designing of stained glass in secret, collaborating with her father.The Glass Swallow shows a different way of life where everyone needs to earn their way into the city, and you are either rich and superior or poor and suffering It has the ideas in it that everyone deserves equal treatment and it to get the best results everyone should work together.One of the reasons that the main character, Rain, was [...]

    Nina
    I loved Dragonfly so I was super excited to read this book Rain is a believable heroine she has a lot of faith in others and a big part of the reason she s able to do so much is because she brings out the best in others It s a trait I really liked a lot Mikel was an adorable father figure and I think I want a book from Ret s perspective.That said I was not a fan of Peri I love a good romance and it s not too hard usually for me to like the love interest, but Peri s hard to stomach He starts out [...]

    Allisa
    Golding has done it again This book made me smile, laugh, worry I loved the characters, the setting, the plot, the romance, everything about it My first five star of 2014, it s going to be hard to beat.Rain is a female glassmaker, illegal in the country of Holt Her designs are all over the city, but no one knows the beauty she created Then an opportunity comes up to go to a new country and she snatches it up in hopes that she can make something of herself and her family Tragedy strikes though as [...]

    Liana
    Since I liked the first book lots, I had decided that I wanted to read the companion book And no, I was not disappointed at all In fact, I liked it a lot, although it wasn t as good as Dragonfly.I m glad that this wasn t exactly continuing Ramil and Taoshira s story, because they don t really deserve to go through any adversity after all they ve already been through, and I m just glad to say that they lived happily ever after.So, Rain, the protagonist, is a stubborn and adventurous character, a [...]

    Emma
    Overall Good cuz I love Julia Golding and Dragonfly gave me chills it was so amazeballsBad otherwise cuz well nothing happens No character development No romance No violence This was the plot I wish this book was better but it just ended up being a bad fan fiction version of dragonfly Peri and Rain s romance was bland and there was no drama in the story Rain also ended up bragging about her talents to everyone and she must have been at least distantly fae to make Mikel like her Peri s mom had th [...]

    Mable
    I liked it but I didn t love it and adore as much as Dragonfly I was really quite sad that the book focused on new characters and not the old ones even though there were cameo appearances and few mentions of their names but that s about it I was even sad that many years have passed since the last book ended like 15 or so years later into the future Maybe it s because this book is a companion novel I don t like how in some places that I found that they labeled this book as a sequel because that [...]

    Angie
    I had such high hopes for this book I loved Dragonfly, but this one doesn t live up to Ramil and Tashi s story Rain is a glassmaker in hiding Even though Ramil has taken over Holt and made lots of changes from when Fergox ruled, girls are still not allowed in the glassmaker guild Her father hides her talent until an opportunity comes to send a glassmaker to a new land Rain goes and is promptly caught in a bandit raid She is the only survivor and is rescued by Peri He is a falconer but considered [...]

    Ellie
    3.5 starsBetter than expected The first few chapters didn t give me a very good impression too many adverbs adjectives, info dumping but it really picked up.I liked Rain she s a genuinely strong heroine and shows it with her actions She had a lovely compassionate side and an ability to act on her beliefs Also, her father was a really good character, and it was really nice to read a young adult book where the parents aren t killed off.Unfortunately, I didn t like Peri I realise he was supposed to [...]

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