By Mary Robinette Kowal

Mary Robinette Kowal shocked readers together with her captivating first novel Shades of Milk and Honey, a loving tribute to the works of Jane Austen in an international the place magic is a daily incidence. This magic is available in the shape of glamour, which permits proficient clients to shape virtually any phantasm they could think. Shades debuted to nice acclaim and left readers eagerly expecting its sequel. Glamour in Glass follows the lives of liked major characters Jane and Vincent, with a miles deeper vein of drama and intrigue.

In the tumultuous months after Napoleon abdicates his throne, Jane and Vincent visit Belgium for his or her honeymoon. whereas there, the deposed emperor escapes his exile in Elba, throwing the continent into turmoil. with out effortless as far back as England, Jane and Vincent's matters flip from having fun with their honeymoon…to escaping it.

Left with out outward salvation, Jane needs to persevere over her making an attempt own conditions and use her glamour to rescue her husband from prison…and confidently hinder her newly outfitted marriage from getting stranded at the shoals of one other country's war.

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I'll ask. ’ As Anne-Marie did so, Jane set the easel down, yet no longer the satchel, and started to velocity. The cloud conceal intended that she wouldn't be ready to use the glass Sphère Obscurcie, yet she had no purpose at the present time of doing greater than seeing how Vincent fared and the way he was once held. After a lot grumbling, the sturdy grasp harnessed the pony to a dogcart phaeton, complaining the total time approximately the way it was once a saddle horse, no longer a cart horse. Jane overlooked his proceedings and drove out of the Chastain property once she feasibly may. whilst Jane used to be becoming up, her father had allow her take the reins every now and then, yet she had by no means pushed for any distance on her personal. by the point she arrived on the farm at Quatre Bras, her shoulders ached. She stopped the wagon on the base of a low hill overlooking the farm and tied the pony to a tree. taking over the easel and satchel, Jane climbed to the pinnacle of the hill and manage her paints. She fast sketched within the scene in pencil, continually looking indicators of Vincent. The farm was once unfold throughout a emerging geographical region, wealthy with tall fields of rye, which stood approximately as excessive as a man’s head. Thick stone partitions surrounded scattered out structures, a remnant of the times while each cost was once fortified opposed to the armies that had rampaged around the sector. French infantrymen dotted the grounds, quite often in idle actions reminiscent of smoking and dicing. the single express of any actual self-discipline got here within the kind of a soldier who marched at the a long way part of 1 of the out constructions, in general out of sight retailer for the shut finish of his circuit. when you consider that that used to be the single army task obvious at the farm, it appeared most probably that Vincent was once being held there. past the partitions of the farm on that part rose a small prominence which would manage to pay for a prospect at the entrance of that development. Jane packed away her paints, happy that the tough cartoon she had performed confirmed sufficient of this facet of the farm to serve for making plans reasons. She had, as but, no proposal what she may do, yet relied on that the answer may turn into obvious with sufficient examine. the second one upward thrust she attempted provided much less visibility, because it was once thickly wooded. This gave Jane the chance to desert her pretence of portray, but additionally intended there have been sections of the backyard that she couldn't see. The defend endured to march backward and forward, and after a few attention, Jane learned that he was once now not guarding the door to the out development, yet relatively a trellis in entrance of it. The troops’ wash were thrown over the trellis to dry, even though from the filth seen even from her far away point, it seemed as if none of it have been washed. The wash shifted and Jane dropped to her knees, breath speeding out of her. What she had taken for stained garments was once Vincent. TWENTY-THREE Champagne and cord Jane stood at the hill, looking at, for hours. She couldn't see him good, yet she may be aware of Vincent anyplace, through the road of his shoulder, by way of the form of his head, via the flow of his hands. towards night, Lieutenant Segal arrived and, by means of his gestures, ordered Vincent to be untied from the trellis.

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