Glamour in Glass
Mary Robinette Kowal stunned readers with her charming first novel Shades of Milk and Honey, a loving tribute to the works of Jane Austen in a world where magic is an everyday occurrence.
This magic comes in the form of glamour, which allows talented users to form practically any illusion they can imagine. Shades debuted to great acclaim and left readers eagerly awaiting its sequel.
Glamour in Glass continues following the lives of beloved main characters Jane and Vincent, with a much deeper vein of drama and intrigue.
In the tumultuous months after Napoleon abdicates his throne, Jane and Vincent go to Belgium for their honeymoon. While there, the deposed emperor escapes his exile in Elba, throwing the continent into turmoil. With no easy way back to England, Jane and Vincent's concerns turn from enjoying their honeymoon…to escaping it.
Left with no outward salvation, Jane must persevere over her trying personal circumstances and use her glamour to rescue her husband from prison . . . and hopefully prevent her newly built marriage from getting stranded on the shoals of another country's war.
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A honeymoon trip to the Continent threatens Jane and David Vincent's relationship and their lives in the somewhat uneven sequel to Shades of Milk and Honey, set in a magic-tinged Regency era. The newlyweds travel to Belgium to compare techniques of the magical illusions called glamour with an old colleague of Vincent's, but Jane'sinitial excitement turns to concern for her marriage when Vincent's secretive habits and acceptance of a private glamour commission leave her feeling increasingly isolated. Meanwhile, Napoleon escapes from Elba, and Jane and Vincent's ability to create invisibility via glamour makes them a target for the returning emperor's forces. While Kowal's focus shifts somewhat abruptly from magical-scientific exploration to espionage adventure, the setting and the intricate techniques of glamour manipulation continue to intrigue, and the thoughtful portrayal of the difficulties of Jane and Vincent's affectionately nontraditional partnership is thoroughly engaging.