Mini Review: Glamour in Glass, by Mary Robinette Kowal

12160890Glamour in Glass was nominated for a Nebula Award in the category of best novel (the winner was 2312, by Kim Stanley Robinson).   This book is the second in a series that imagines Regency England as a place where people can cast illusions (glamour).  The use of fantasy here is clever and subtle, because the use of illusions is the only change, and yet adding that element allows all sorts of adventure and explorations of class and gender to occur.  Glamour in Glass involves more adventure then its predecessor, Shades of Milk and Honey, but retains a certain Jane Austen quality in its heroine, who is capable of brave derring-do but really wants to live a proper and normal life.  This is a fun read for fans of historical fiction and works just fine as a stand-alone.  A full-length review can be found at Smart Bitches, Trashy Books.

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