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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 follows 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 Vincents 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's initial 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. Agent: Jennifer Jackson, the Donald Maass Agency." Publishers Weekly Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.

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Praise for Shades of Milk and Honey

2010 Nebula Nominee for Best Novel * SF Chronicle's Top 10 SF/F of 2010 * RT Reviewers Choice Award for Best Fantasy Novel 2010

"Will appeal to fans of Jane Austen, Jane Yolen, Patricia Wrede, Susanna Clarke, and even Jasper Fforde." Library Journal on Shades of Milk and Honey

"Kowal sets her own mark on this kind of comedy of manners and creates a low-key and witty debut novel, one that succeeds through understated humor and sprightly prose, rather than through absurd juxtapositions of the historical and the supernatural." San Francisco Chronicle

"Shades of Milk and Honey could easily fit into Austens canon, except of course for the inclusion of magic. Kowal has captured both the style and content of an Austen novel, adding her own speculative fiction twist...hits all the high points of Austens dialogue and plotting while still having its own identity." The Jane Austen Center

"If Jane Austen had written a fantasy novel, [this] would have been the result. Written with painstaking attention to detail, Kowals prose is serenely evocative of the time period, and the fantastic elements are a seamless fit. The characterization is extremely well done and Jane is a sympathetic, strong and intelligent heroine whose devotion to her family trumps nearly every other concern." RT Book Reviews, 4 and 1/2 stars, Top Pick!, Seal of Excellence winner

"A lovely, smart, strange novel with everything on earth (and elsewhere) to recommend it. Smoothly crafted with a flair for romance and mystery, this story is one part meticulous manners and one part wild magic composing a whole that's utterly irresistible. Cherie Priest

"A beautiful, lyrical, tightly woven meld of Jane Austen, Jane Eyre, and Beauty and the Beast I couldn't put it down!" Lilith Saintcrow

"Simply enchanting, and another great advance in an already impressive literary career. You're going to love this." John Scalzi

Synopsis:

A fine Austen-esque adventure in wartime from the acclaimed author of Nebula nominee Shades of Milk and Honey.

Synopsis:

A fine Austen-esque adventure in wartime from the acclaimed author of Nebula nominee Shades of Milk and Honey.

Synopsis:

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 follows 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 Vincents 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.

About the Author

Mary Robinete Kowal was the 2008 recipient of the Campbell Award for Best New Writer and a Hugo winner for her story "For Want of a Nail." Her short fiction has appeared in Strange Horizons, Asimovs, and several Years Best anthologies. Mary is an active member of the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America and currently serves on the board of directors.A professional puppeteer and voice actor, Mary grew up in North Carolina and spent five years touring nationally with puppet theaters. She currently lives in Portland, Oregon, with her husband, Rob, and nine manual typewriters.Visit www.maryrobinettekowal.com for more information about her fiction and her puppetry.

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Heather Sturgill, August 6, 2012 (view all comments by Heather Sturgill)
Mary Robinette Kowal has developed her charming characters from Shades of Milk and Honey beyond their quaint Jane Austen-style existence to continue their story and build upon the remarkable magic-system that Kowal has created. The characters are lovable and fallible and the magic is interesting, diffuse and different from other fantasies. It is a wonderful bridge for lovers of Austin-esque books and fantasy books.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780765325570
Author:
Kowal, Mary Robinette
Publisher:
Tor Books
Subject:
Fantasy - General
Subject:
Science Fiction and Fantasy-Fantasy
Subject:
Science Fiction and Fantasy-Fantasy-Historical
Subject:
Fantasy - Historical
Subject:
magical realism
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Publication Date:
20120431
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Language:
English
Pages:
336
Dimensions:
8.25 x 5.5 in 1 lb

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"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "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's initial 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. Agent: Jennifer Jackson, the Donald Maass Agency." Publishers Weekly Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.
"Review" by , Praise for Shades of Milk and Honey

2010 Nebula Nominee for Best Novel * SF Chronicle's Top 10 SF/F of 2010 * RT Reviewers Choice Award for Best Fantasy Novel 2010

"Will appeal to fans of Jane Austen, Jane Yolen, Patricia Wrede, Susanna Clarke, and even Jasper Fforde." Library Journal on Shades of Milk and Honey

"Kowal sets her own mark on this kind of comedy of manners and creates a low-key and witty debut novel, one that succeeds through understated humor and sprightly prose, rather than through absurd juxtapositions of the historical and the supernatural." San Francisco Chronicle

"Shades of Milk and Honey could easily fit into Austens canon, except of course for the inclusion of magic. Kowal has captured both the style and content of an Austen novel, adding her own speculative fiction twist...hits all the high points of Austens dialogue and plotting while still having its own identity." The Jane Austen Center

"If Jane Austen had written a fantasy novel, [this] would have been the result. Written with painstaking attention to detail, Kowals prose is serenely evocative of the time period, and the fantastic elements are a seamless fit. The characterization is extremely well done and Jane is a sympathetic, strong and intelligent heroine whose devotion to her family trumps nearly every other concern." RT Book Reviews, 4 and 1/2 stars, Top Pick!, Seal of Excellence winner

"A lovely, smart, strange novel with everything on earth (and elsewhere) to recommend it. Smoothly crafted with a flair for romance and mystery, this story is one part meticulous manners and one part wild magic composing a whole that's utterly irresistible. Cherie Priest

"A beautiful, lyrical, tightly woven meld of Jane Austen, Jane Eyre, and Beauty and the Beast I couldn't put it down!" Lilith Saintcrow

"Simply enchanting, and another great advance in an already impressive literary career. You're going to love this." John Scalzi

"Synopsis" by , A fine Austen-esque adventure in wartime from the acclaimed author of Nebula nominee Shades of Milk and Honey.
"Synopsis" by ,
A fine Austen-esque adventure in wartime from the acclaimed author of Nebula nominee Shades of Milk and Honey.
"Synopsis" by ,

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 follows 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 Vincents 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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