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  • Storm Glass

  • Harbinger, Book 1
  • Written by: Jeff Wheeler
  • Narrated by: Kate Rudd
  • Length: 11 hrs and 43 mins
  • 4.5 out of 5 stars (22 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

From the Wall Street Journal bestselling author of the Kingfountain Series comes the first novel in a bold and richly imagined world.

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 the clouds, not everyone treats her as one of the family.

Sera Fitzempress is a princess born into power. She yearns to meet the orphan girl she has heard so much about, but her father deems the girl unworthy of his daughter’s curiosity.

Neither girl feels that she belongs. Each seeks to break free of imposed rules. Now, as Cettie dreams of living above and as Sera is drawn to the world below, they will follow the paths of their own choosing.

But both girls will be needed for the coming storm that threatens to overturn both their worlds.

©2018 Jeff Wheeler (P)2018 Brilliance Publishing, Inc., all rights reserved.

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intriguing world and story but the narrator...

I really liked the world building, the way the writer slipped pieces of the adult's machinations without pushing too far from a child's understanding and the nature of magic.
the narration is only ok, however. A lot of odd unplaceable accents and middling delivery.

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  • dawn Guenther
  • 2018-11-18

Slow...very slow!

I was intrigued at first, but after the first 5 chapters I was bored...!
Characters never really developed for me.
In fact, the waif boy that showed up in the last few chapters seemed a “throw in” to finish the book.
I was very disappointed and felt like I wasted my time.

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  • J. Ridpath
  • 2018-08-15

Beat a dead horse with a stick.

I was barely able to finish the book. It was a good book and good story with great characters and good narrator, but enough already. This book is over 11 hours long and these poor girls are beated on relentlessly until the last 20 minutes of the book. Needless to say that after 10.5+ hours of disappointment and frustration the ending was very anticlimactic and I walk away from this book with a bitter taste in my mouth.

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  • Dan
  • 2019-02-17

Boring for me

This book is not very fantasy to me, it’s mostly about politics and the somewhat normal life of two 12 year old girls who have conflicts with their elders. A bit of magic in a way is within, but only like 5% of the book takes that on. The story itself could have mostly done without the fantasy aspect and been the same. Overall boring and disappointing.

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  • Milica
  • 2019-08-06

Not worth it

The story covers two young girls living in opposite worlds. One world is dark and poor, the other is wealthy and beautiful. There are also Mysteries that are learned and control the worlds.

This was not a memorable fantasy book in my opinion. It was forgetful and didn't flow well. Some may enjoy it, but it was definitely not for me.

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  • Cory Brown
  • 2019-05-31

F this author

This book is 12 hours of two 12 year old girls being abused. Not anything else.

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 2019-09-14

Not even fit for children

This author doesn't understand power, wealth, or motivation. It would be interesting how she figures a head maid could have more power than a vice admiral. I expected so much more after Amazon pushed this book on me for so long.

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  • Jason Foster
  • 2018-08-06

A new beginning for Wheeler, just familiar enough

Jeff Wheeler has written multiple fantastic series, which all tie together in a series of creative parallel worlds. Some of them have felt more similar than others, with magics and social structures that feel like historical periods in Europe. This one feels a bit more recent, a bit more Victorian. It has magic, social structures, and the beginnings of science. Wheeler opted for more of a slow burn for this series, keeping many of the mysteries unsolved for now. It’s a great read, and I look forward to the next entry. Also, Rudd is s fantastic voice actress and you’ll love her performance as always.

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  • ginger anderson
  • 2020-06-11

Perfect Book it would be a great movie

Great Book! This would make such a wonderful movie or series like GOT but more family friendly. The author made everything so alive that I could see all of it. The chapters and characters came alive brilliantly! Loved it so much I wish I had more stars to give.

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  • Tokyo
  • 2019-05-15

couldn't wait for this one to be over...

I enjoyed maybe 30 minutes out of 11.5 hours of this book... it's a shame that it took until the end of the book for the two protagonists to "meet" book two might be better but I dont intend to find out...

I thought the narrator had a nice voice but the dialogue was so cringy I couldnt enjoy it.

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  • Emmy
  • 2019-09-01

very predictable and 1-dimensional..

It may be a fine option if you are looking for a night time book to fall asleep to. Expect the story to be 1-dimensional with no interesting twist. Very young kids may find it fun to read, to be fair.

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