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, Fiction
Rating

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...
  • Montzalee Wittmann
    2019-02-24
    Storm Glass by Jeff Wheeler and narrated by Kate Rudd is a fabulous world that is fleshed out magnificently! Floating mountain cities, the poor people and the life they live on the ground, the magic that keeps things going they call the "Mysteries" , and the ship's that soar through the sky! It is all so cool! The characters are well developed and either terrifying or wonderful. Sure their are others but all are unique! The narration is excellent...
  • Faith (BookSelf ~ You Are What You Read)
    2019-01-02
    "We all learn, little woman, that before we can be old and wise, we must at first be very young and foolish."This is marketed as young adult, and while the writing style and pacing were definitely of that genre, the main characters were both 12 throughout the entire novel, which was surprising to me at first. The plot was well paced, though, and the characters well rounded, so it was not a bad thing by any means.I was drawn into the story and the...
  • Betty
    2018-06-12
    Storm Glass is set in a Dickensian world where the the wealthy live in manors magically suspended in the sky by means of something called the 'mysteries", something only the sky-dwellers are privy to learn and understand. The unfortunate, impoverished people live below in "the Fells", where their short lives are marked by hard work, hunger, and meager means. This duality is explored through two characters: Seraphin Fitzempress, heir to the throne...
  • Alaina
    2018-12-24
    Intrigued to bored to OMG IT'S OVER!Storm Glass was an interesting book. I found the cover to be cool looking and the synopsis to be interesting.. and so I dove into it. However, after diving into it I was going through the roller coaster of this is boring to ooooo I am intrigued. I will also admit that this book had some good twists and turns that I didn't always see coming. Especially that ending.Cettie and Sera were adorable. I liked how they ...
  • BAM The Bibliomaniac
    2018-07-29
    Netgalley #64Many thanks to Jeff Wheeler, 47 North, and Netgalley for the ARC in exchange for my unbiased review.Jeff Wheeler is the father of clean fantasy. I love his Kingfountain series. So when I saw he was created a new world I jumped at the chance to read about it. This one is set above the clouds. And on the dirty ground. Guess who's rich and in power? We find an orphan, Cettie, with an ability to sense ghosts rescued by a brilliant politi...
  • Amanda
    2018-08-29
    You can also read my review here: https://devouringbooks2017.wordpress....Storm Glass was a cool fantasy novel that followed the lives of two young girls who came from very different parts of the fantasy world created in the book. Sera was a princess and lived on a floating manor in the sky and Cettie was practically homeless and living with the poor in the world down below. The fantasy world created was quite fascinating. Although there are many...
  • 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 ...
  • Liz Leiby
    2018-07-11
    This is somewhere between 2.5 and 3 for me. Low end because the writing was not my favorite. I felt like the author did a lot of “telling” - it made me, as a reader, feel like the author assumed we (readers) would be stupid. Maybe this book is suppose to be for an audience who doesn’t pick up on things easily, but even if I was 16, I think I would still feel almost insulted by this writing style. Give the reader a little credit, ya know? Ne...
  • 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 ...
  • Ben Babcock
    2018-07-03
    I enjoyed Storm Glass more than I thought I would when I first started. For whatever reason, I’m not aboard the young adult fantasy train right now, which is a shame, because there’s plenty of young adult fantasy I want to read, but I’m hesitant to go into it until I’m in the right mood! Still, I received this from NetGalley in exchange for a review, so a reading and a review it will get!Imagine, if you will, a Regency England in which th...
  • 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...
  • Jonathan Donihue
    2018-09-05
    Another wonderful addition to the world of Muirwood Abbey. Once again Mr Wheeler has delighted me with the wisdom, magic, and love that he shares through the teachings of the Mastons. I can't wait to read the next one in the series.
  • Jennifer
    2018-12-05
    Cettie is an orphan/slave in the Fells, the poor community on the ground. Her contract is held by a cruel woman who starves the kids in her care - until she is rescued by Fitzroy, a former admiral with a manor in the sky. He discovers that Cettie has some special abilities with "the Mysteries" and agrees to try to adopt her. Sera is a princess of the realm. She is a bit spoiled but has an interest in the poor masses that live below the cities in ...
  • Nadine
    2019-01-17
    3.5/5
  • Lauren Magoon
    2018-06-23
    An Interesting BeginningSo far so good, for a first book in what the author calls an "epic series". I like the different elements that have been introduced, and as always the character development is delightful.My only reason for giving it 4 stars instead of 5 is that the author is reusing elements from his other worlds/trilogies. I was rather hoping for something completely new. The appearance of familiar (from his other books) places and ideas ...
  • Blodeuedd Finland
    2019-02-15
    I should have written this two days ago!Ok, cool world. There are mysteries and as Cettie does not know them yet neither do we. Like how do the floating islands keep on floating? What makes skyships fly? It is a more industrialized fantasy world in a way. But not that much since "magic" rules.There seems to be ghosts and other things...what I do not know yetAnd the rich live in the sky while the downtrodden live below in filth.Cettie is rescued. ...
  • Carol (StarAngel's Reviews) Allen
    2018-11-10
    I honestly didn't think I was going to get into this book because the main characters were only 12 years old but the author did such an excellent job of creating an adult book about young adults!I can't wait for the next book in this series.
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Cynthia
    2018-06-19
    I'm usually not seduced by world building but the the world surrounding Cettie is a nice blend of the future, the past with an intriguing dollop of steampunk and, strangely enough, atmosphere worthy of Charlotte Bronte's Jane Eyre. Cettie is a close to desperate orphan who's self-reliant almost to a fault. She also has a charm that silently recruits the help of the mighty and some of the lowly...the ones who have exactly what Cettie needs right w...
  • Soo
    2018-07-16
    Mini-Review:I really like the magic system for this world and look forward to learning more in the next book. This was a nice fantasy with a thread of suspense. The interchange of two POVs was not done very well. It was an awkward shuffle to go between Cettie & Sera. Kate Rudd did a great narrating the story and she made it more cohesive. The book is a solid YA Fantasy with potential to be very engaging. I had issues with the way both main charac...
  • 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 ...
  • Enzo
    2019-02-12
    This is a great start to a series. First, we meet Cettie a girl that lives in the slums, the Fells. She is trying to get food for the children in the foster home. She knows her best friend must have gotten caught. Just as she realizes this, she hears the Officers coming in to investigate the house. Her tender a drunkard uses the money she gets for the kids to buy her vice. The Officers call on Vice-Admiral Fitzroy. When they meet her untrained po...
  • Iryna Paprotska
    2019-01-28
    Worth continuing with the seriesI was really compelled to keep reading the book when I had a free moment. Even though the story is simple it has its turns and I greatly admire how holistic the characters are in the book. Two different points of view and two different lives in the focus, but it all merged so well togather. Two different dimensions to the same world. Overall the setting is fantastic. Common people living on the ground, while the no...
  • Mona
    2018-12-11
    My first time to read anything by Wheeler. Excellent start. Now I'll have to read the ones that came before.
  • Keri
    2018-11-25
    November 20185 Stars - I loved itAudiobookThe writing, the world, the characters, the story.... it was all very well done. I will definitely be continuing with the series. Loved it.Available to read and listen with Kindle unlimited, it's well worth it.
  • 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 ...
  • Jane
    2018-06-25
    4 stars I received a free copy of this book from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.I really enjoyed the author's Kingfountain book series, so am really pleased that he's started another series to savor. The author does a good job of worldbuilding and once again creates interesting characters that the reader can get invested in.The world is divided into the rich and privileged that have access to what makes the world work, called The Myst...