Storm Glass (Harbinger #1) by Jeff Wheeler

Storm Glass (Harbinger #1)

Theirs is a world of opposites. The privileged live in sky manors held aloft by a secretive magic known only as the Mysteries. Below, the earthbound poor are forced into factory work to maintain the engine of commerce. Only the wealthy can afford to learn the Mysteries, and they use their knowledge to further lock their hold on society.Cettie Pratt is a waif doomed to the world below, until an admiral attempts to adopt her. But in her new home in...


Details Storm Glass (Harbinger #1)

TitleStorm Glass (Harbinger #1)
Author
Release DateJun 19th, 2018
Publisher47North
GenreFantasy, Young Adult, Science Fiction Fantasy
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Reviews Storm Glass (Harbinger #1)

  • Fran
    2018-03-26
    Two young girls. Two distinct, opposite worlds. Cettie of the Fells lives in a dark world, a world of poverty, hunger and disease. Her clothing is threadbare and there are holes in her shoes. Stealing food is the only way to obtain nourishment. Sera Fitzempress lives in a floating manor in the upper world of wealth and privilege. Beautiful waterfalls are found on her estate in the clouds. The water turns to mist before it reaches the underbelly o...
  • Quintin Zimmermann
    2018-05-13
    Floating cities levitating above the muck and mire of the downcast. So begins a new series by Jeff Wheeler, which is set centuries after his lauded Covenant of Muirwood series. The two main protagonists are the young girls, Cettie and Sera, representing the dichotomous nature of society, in a world whose nature is not too dissimilar to our own. This world is imbued with rites of power, which are as Delphic as they are complex. This power is only ...
  • Natille
    2018-04-27
    Okay... For the most part I really enjoyed this book. I liked the two different perspectives in social class and wealth. The contrast made it an exceptional story. I also have always loved the idea of living on floating castles and cities. It was no surprise that I was drawn to such a storyline. This definitely felt like a coming of age story in the sense both girls are struggling with their place in the world and who they are. Of course it leads...
  • Maddie O.
    2018-04-08
    I received an ARC of this book via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.This was such an awesome world to get lost in. I read a lot of fantasy and often I feel like worlds and characters blend into one, but I have no doubt that this will be one of my more memorable experiences. I gave this four stars instead of five because I thought some of the dialogue was a little unrealistic for 12 year old girls, BUT it didn’t bother me too much and ...
  • Summer Nettleman
    2018-03-30
    The worlds that Jeff Wheeler builds are second to none! I have loved his prior series, so I was so excited to receive this ARC from NetGalley. This story does not disappoint! It is centered around two young girls, one that lives in abject poverty who can see ghosts, and one that lives in absolute wealth because of the royal blood in her veins but can't see anyone outside her family. Life starts to turn upside down for both of them on this adventu...
  • Al Burke
    2018-06-17
    I really liked this. So much going on behind the scenes that I almost want to read the sequel now.Cettie grew up as an orphan in the Fells, a city tenement with a high mortality rate for the disenfranchised. She isn't like the other kids though. She can see ghosts, feel their pain and desire to hurt her. She constantly dreams of a better life, living among the clouds with the nobility. When a nobleman comes to her orphanage, she asks him if she c...
  • Dee/ bookworm
    2018-05-21
    #StormGlass #NetGalleypublisher synopsis: Theirs is a world of opposites. The privileged live in sky manors held aloft by a secretive magic known only as the Mysteries. Below, the earthbound poor are forced into factory work to maintain the engine of commerce. Only the wealthy can afford to learn the Mysteries, and they use their knowledge to further lock their hold on society.Cettie Pratt is a waif doomed to the world below, until an admiral att...
  • Taylor
    2018-04-20
    Thank you netgalley for the e arc.Wow these two worlds are captivating! One one side. The wealthy live in the sky with waterfalls and floating houses. And down below. Many people suffer. It is a lovely science fiction tale on the difference between factions that still exist today. I love books with a message.
  • Betty
    2018-06-12
    Review coming soon.
  • Anca
    2018-03-28
    I received an ARC on netgalley in exchange for an honest review. When I saw the cover, then the author, I KNEW I NEEDED to read this! So a big thank you to the publishers for allowing me to read this. I read this in ONE day. Couldn’t put it down, I didn’t want to! Where do I even begin? Jeff Wheeler has a talent of writing beautiful stories with such young characters that by the end you feel emotionally connected to. I know when I read a Whee...
  • Crystal
    2018-03-26
    Disclaimer: I received this book free from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.This is the first time I’ve reviewed one of Mr. Wheeler’s books even though they’ve come to be favorites. First, full disclosure … I am a “first reader” for Deep Magic e-zine which is published by Mr. Wheeler. This means that I get to sift through their submissions and pick the ones I like best, but none of that prevents me from writing an objective ...
  • Tales Untangled
    2018-06-08
    I received an ARC for Storm Glass from NetGalley, and this is my honest review.Not that authors generally have much control over their jacket covers, but this art is amazing! I love it! After reading Storm Glass, I love it even more since it could be symbolic of the happenings within the story. At this point, I feel fairly certain I will thoroughly enjoy books written by Jeff Wheeler. He develops creative worlds and characters that are thorough...
  • Emmie
    2018-06-17
    3.5Arc provided by Netgalley for my honest review. I have read several of the KingFountain series also by Jeff Wheeler so I am familiar with this author. This book had the same feel to it as his other books despite it being a slightly different genre. There are two main problems I seem to have with every Wheeler book I read. The first it that so many of his books seem to be connected and I have such a hard time figuring out what book to read next...
  • Spencer Fields
    2018-06-19
    Engaging and excitingStorm Glass is yet another excellent book by Jeff Wheeler. I highly recommend this book to anyone who enjoys a good fantasy novel written with the feel of a period piece that is complete with hopes and dreams that are both dashed and realized. There are ghosts, science, magic, intrigue, floating manors, power struggles, mysteries, and, of course, a few unexpected twists. Storm Glass gets five stars from me because I felt imme...
  • Kim
    2018-05-14
    This review and many others, both german and english, can also be found on my blog. Diese und viele weitere Rezensionen, auf deutsch und englisch, findet ihr auch auf meinem Blog. Ravenclaw ThreadsisterWhat drew me to this book was the cover. It’s simply gorgeous, and the synopsis made me even more excited. Floating manors? Hell yes.And it wasn’t just the cover and synopsis that looked good. The book kept me engaged from the very beginning....
  • Jake
    2018-06-18
    Disclaimer: I received this book free from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.The most notable feature of this story was the world. You are introduced to this vast landscape that isn't limited to just the ground, as it expands into the skies - it's very reminiscent of the Avatar franchise. And, everything felt oddly real, nothing was too much of a stretch, but Storm Glass has an essence of the whimsical. I highly enjoyed this aspect of th...
  • Lisa
    2018-05-14
    Anyone from the age of eight upward will enjoy this fantasy thriller from Jeff Wheeler. This author really knows how to create atmosphere and keep the tension building. The result ais a fast moving tale with two main characters - a princess and a pauper.It’s about a waif in an alternative universe where the rich float in castles in the sky and the poor die young in slums. Cettie strives to keep a bunch of babies fed in a slum, while above her, ...
  • Paresh Jha
    2018-05-31
    Another great edition to the 'Wheelerverse'!"Storm Glass" is a fantastic tale about two girls from very different backgrounds, both tormented in their own way. Mr. Wheeler weaves a fantastically tense tale about the nature of poverty, privilege, and class structures.If that all sounds too heavy then fear not. Mr. Wheeler is subtle in how you end up thinking about these concepts all while making you empathize with the right people. I will say that...
  • Lindsey Roberts
    2018-05-25
    Original Review HereStorm Glass left me with mixed feelings. For the majority of the book, I wasn’t certain if I was enjoying it or if the characterisations were grating on me. Then I suddenly realised that I was making the point of finishing it one evening rather than saving it for the train. Something had gripped me and I wanted to know what was going to happen.The two main characters are twelve-year-old girls, Cettie – a waif from “down ...
  • Taylor Rodriguez
    2018-06-10
    Another exciting start to a new series from Jeff Wheeler. I really enjoyed his Kingfountain series, so to be able to read an advance copy of his Harbinger series was exciting! The juxtaposition of two young girls, their different life situations, and the world of Mysteries made for an intriguing read. There is clearly so many areas to explore in this world!One thing I really I appreciate in this novel is the realism within all the relationship of...
  • Lori
    2018-05-11
    Another excellent story by Jeff Wheeler! Mr. Wheeler has a knack for writing stories about young people who are strong, true to their values, and are needed to save the very world around them. Insert a little magic, an imaginative setting, and you have a truly great series. This new series is a little Dickensian - the very poor Cettie, living below in the Fells, strives to rise to a better station. Sera, the princess who lives in a manor floating...
  • Judith Moore
    2018-04-30
    Originally posted at Chain InteractionWhere Kingfountain is set in quite a ‘classic’ fantasy setting (at times it feels very Arthurian), Storm Glass is in a fantasy regency setting which ticks all the boxes in my book. This was one of the best choices this book made as it allows you to play with some of the societal rules that governed that era, as well as the ever-important class divide.Did I mention there are floating villas? Oh yes. There ...
  • Autumn
    2018-04-28
    Read for NetGalley.
  • Jaime
    2018-06-06
    Great world building, good premise, and likable lead characters. Unfortunately the story didn’t grab my attention. The writing isn’t bad. It’s just a familiar style of story (although it was different for the leads to be two girls). I doubt I’ll be reading the next installment.
  • Kelby (Toes In the Sand)
    2018-05-14
    I received this ARC via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. I have to say that I have never read anything with a world quite like this one. Mansions in the sky held by a “Mysteries” system that no one seems to fully understand and a society where the rich live above and the poor live below. Cettie is from the Fells, a poverish and dangerous place, while Sera lives in the sky. From a rich royal family, Sera longs for companionship and ...
  • Nicole Diskin
    2018-06-18
    I received this book thanks to Net Galley! Storm Glass is a steampunk tale set in a Victorian England like land where the rich live in floating cities in the clouds and the poor subsist down below in squalor. This is a tale of two very strong, exceedingly intelligent girls Cettie from the Fells down below who through pluck and extraordinary circumstances gets to rise above to the land up above and discover the magic/ Science of the world up above...
  • Jill
    2018-04-04
    This was my first time reading a book by Jeff Wheeler and I am so glad that I did. The characters Cettie and Sera drew me in along with the setting. The rich are up in the clouds in their floating estates and the poor are stuck down below in the dirty shaded cities. Cettie is from below and Sera is from above and the story arc starts when they are twelve years old. I am normally reading a kindle book and a print book at the same time, but I had t...
  • Emmie
    2018-06-17
    3.5Arc provided by Netgalley for my honest review. I have read several of the KingFountain series also by Jeff Wheeler so I am familiar with this author. This book had the same feel to it as his other books despite it being a slightly different genre. There are two main problems I seem to have with every Wheeler book I read. The first it that so many of his books seem to be connected and I have such a hard time figuring out what book to read next...