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Of Blades and Glass Dorothy A. Winsor

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When her mother is murdered, sixteen-year-old Emlin throws herself into saving the struggling glassworks, the only place she's ever called home. Glassmaking is a sacred art on Kural Island, and like her mother, Emlin is an artist, gifted by the Dragon god.

While she struggles to save her home, the ruler of a neighboring island schemes to claim the throne of Kural. As war looms, Emlin becomes entangled with a charismatic scholar, Addy, who has a suspiciously strong interest in getting into Kural's palace. Meanwhile the ruling family demands she make a fake Dragonblade to protect them from the invader. In exchange, they will save the glassworks. Emlin is desperate, but uncertain whether these rulers are good for her island. Would she be putting a cruel man in power? What's more, her mother's killer is still out there. Will Emlin be next?

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  • 63275 words
  • About 253 pages
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  • Heat

    5

  • Tears

    4

  • Laughs

    6

  • Thrills

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24 comments on "Of Blades and Glass"

Maple Twiggs on Aug. 24, 2017, 12:15 p.m. said:

Maple Twiggs


Very interesting story start and I definitely connected with Emlin right away, which is very important to keep me reading a book, haha. Onward to Chapter 4! :-)

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Dorothy A. Winsor on Aug. 24, 2017, 4:07 p.m. said:

Dorothy A. Winsor


Glad to have hooked you. Nothing like a good murder to get things rolling!

Dorothy

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Lizzie on Aug. 23, 2017, 4:51 p.m. said:

Lizzie


I loved all of it. Hace mucho tiempo que no tomaba un libro y lo leía de corrido. No pude parar de leer.
La historia es interesante, fluye estupendamente. Es increíblemente fácil conectar e identificarse con lod personajes. Está lleno de acción. Y me encantó el final también.

Never ending story.

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Dorothy A. Winsor on Aug. 24, 2017, 7:15 a.m. said:

Dorothy A. Winsor


That you couldn't stop reading is the best thing you could have said. Thank you for taking the time to tell me.

Dorothy

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Lizzie on Aug. 23, 2017, 10:11 a.m. said:

Lizzie


My favorite thing about it is that the pacing and flow allows me to get into the story right away.
The world doesn't feel overly complicarte and the plot moves in a way that compels me yo keep reading even when I am aware that I have chrores waiting.

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Dorothy A. Winsor on Aug. 24, 2017, 7:13 a.m. said:

Dorothy A. Winsor


Thank you. Beginnings are so hard to write! It's good to know this one worked for you.

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Samantha Hastings on June 30, 2017, 10:22 a.m. said:

Samantha Hastings


I loved Addy. For a minute in the middle, I thought he was Drake Jaffen and I'm so glad he wasn't! I really liked Emlin, but it annoyed me when she failed to see the obvious with Symond. I would rewrite that she was suspicious, but her choices were limited. I loved her passion for her craft. The plot was paced well and I definitely couldn't put it down. I really liked all of the world building with the islands and the drakes.

Similar books: Seraphina

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Dorothy A. Winsor on June 30, 2017, 10:33 a.m. said:

Dorothy A. Winsor


Addy is one of those character who's easy to write. He kind of came to life whenever I could manage to bring him onto the page.

That's a good point about Emlin and Symond. I may need either to make her more suspicious or give her some reason not to be.

Thank you for reading.

Dorothy

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Samantha Hastings on June 28, 2017, 12:50 p.m. said:

Samantha Hastings


I like how it started with the mother's murder. Right into the action and mystery. Can't wait to find out why.

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Dorothy A. Winsor on June 29, 2017, 7:14 a.m. said:

Dorothy A. Winsor


Thanks, Samantha. It takes a while for Emlin to unravel things. In the meantime, there's Addy.

Dorothy

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