Book #92: The Glass Magician by Charlie N. Holmberg

Three months after returning Magician Emery Thane’s heart to his body, Ceony Twill is well on her way to becoming a Folder. Unfortunately, not all of Ceony’s thoughts have been focused on paper magic. Though she was promised romance by a fortuity box, Ceony still hasn’t broken the teacher-student barrier with Emery, despite their growing closeness.

When a magician with a penchant for revenge believes that Ceony possesses a secret, he vows to discover it…even if it tears apart the very fabric of their magical world. After a series of attacks target Ceony and catch those she holds most dear in the crossfire, Ceony knows she must find the true limits of her powers…and keep her knowledge from falling into wayward hands.

The delightful sequel to Charlie N. Holmberg’s The Paper Magician, The Glass Magician will charm readers young and old alike.

The Glass Magician is the second book in the Paper Magician trilogy. It follows shortly after the first book had ended, a few months later. In this book we see more of the magic systems and the magician equivalent to police.

After what happened in book one, Ceony is no longer as safe as she’d like to be. She is under the watchful eye of Lyra’s companions. And they are well beyond angry.

If the first book lacked action, this one had it. You also see more of Ceony as a person. We meet her family, her friends, and see her phobia in action. This is the book that shows Ceony’s faults and weaknesses.

I found this book to be a quicker read from the first (though I doubt hour wise there’s that much of a difference). The writing is still fun and the world is interesting. I can also see now why Ceony wanted to be a Smelter, magician of metal, so badly.

In all, the book was a good read. I do want to see what happens in the third book. Luckily, I already own it.

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