a shadow on the glass

by kassy tayler

3 avg rating
Book 52 of 121 in the Worst Fantasy Books Ever
11 votes 4 comments

Wren's world has changed. The thing that she fought for, escaping the dome has come to fruition, but it's not the paradise she thought it would be. Most of the shiners have died, and according to James, she is to blame for many of the deaths, a burden which sits heavy on her shoulders.  Still some have survived and Wren is determined to keep them safe as they fight to establish a home outside while hiding from the rovers who have weapons that can kill  from far away. But as long as she has Pace she knows everything will be fine. Still Wren wonders, as she sees the smoke that continually pours forth from the dome, how did her friends inside fare? Will they ever find out if Lucy, David, Jill and Harry, along with Pace's mother survive the explosions?

Meanwhile, someone else has also seen the smoke. A band of explorers from across the sea arrive in an airship, curious about the dome, and offering help to those who survive. When Wren meets the handsome Levi Addison, she suddenly questions her love for Pace as Levi offers to show her the world from his airship. Does she really love Pace? Or was it just the circumstances that made her think she did? Meanwhile, word arrives from inside via Pip, and Wren is forced to go back inside the dome, a thing that terrifies her more than anything else, to save her friends. Once she's back inside will she be able to escape again? 

Kassy Tayler's Shadows of Glass is a whirlwind of adventure, romance, conspiracy and the struggle to stay alive in a dystopian world where nothing is as it seems.

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4 comments
Piggledy-Anonymous | 2015-06-27 04:29:38
You show four entries in this series.... but the fourth is by a different author, unless the series was continued under a pseudonym? I am bemused that many of the previous entries in this "worst of" list are by authors well-known to me by repute but whose books I have not actually read. Conversely, I have never heard of the Shadow on the Glass, or its author, Ian Irvine.
Anonymous | 2015-07-07 06:24:49
If you think it was that terrible then you clearly haven't read many bad books. It was about 3 years ago that I read it and would put as just above average with it being slow for at least the first third and rather poor ending. However I did like the later books quite a bit more.
Anonymous | 2015-07-24 02:54:08
YOu are so right. This book was terribly written and just plain awful. One of the few fantasy books that I could not finish.
Anonymous | 2017-01-22 10:09:33
I actually read this series and have recommended it as quite interesting in the past5. The trouble is getting used to the writing, which is very difficult to follow until you get into the rhythm of it, after which it becomes a bit easier. Not one of the worst stories ever, but it certainly could have benefited from a better editor.
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