Waiting on Wednesday--The Glass Swallow, by Julia Golding

Over at Cheryl Rainfield's blog recently (waves to Cheryl) I found this review that filled me with passionate book desire, and then the Goodreads blurb heightened the intensity of my longing. The book is The Glass Swallow, by Julia Golding.

From Cheryl's review: "In The Glass Swallow, Rain designs stained glass windows in secret; in her land, it is forbidden for women to do so."

me: Yay! Craft fantasy! I love craft fantasy!

Cheryl: "Rain is left to fend for herself in a strange land that devalues people who work in the trades, especially those with birds and animals."

me: Yay! Girl fending for herself story! I love those.

Cheryl: "Rain works her way into the hearts of others, finds true love, and once the kingdom collapses, is key in recreating it to become a better, happier land."

me: love! happiness! Can't go wrong there.

Goodreads blurb: "When he witnesses Rain's capture by a gang of bandits, both his fate and his heart becomes tied to hers. They escape the outlaws, but Peri and his family of falconers are untouchables who are scorned by all...."

me: falconers! yay!

The Glass Swallow comes out from Marshall Cavendish in October 2011....I'm thinking that even though I rarely ask publishers for books (being diffident, and having too many to read already), I might just have to do so for this one.

Waiting on Wednesday is a meme hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine.


  1. haha, love your thought process. And I agree! I stumbled across this book a few weeks ago and I'm in love! I liked Dragonfly ok, but I'm hoping I fall in love with The Glass Swallow. I hope it lives up to your expectations!

  2. This sounds good! Thanks for mentioning it!

  3. This sounds really good. Thanks for the suggestion!

    Please stop by my WOW.

  4. Definitely go for it! This one sounds awesome. I always did love the historical fiction that focused on craftsmen...I wonder why I never picked it up in fantasy? Though I do remember loving blacksmiths in a couple of books, so there's that...

    Great pick!

    If you'd like, you can check out my WoW here.

  5. I am so excited about this one! I love Julia Golding!

  6. Guess what book is now on my pile from the library!!

    You'll love the UK cover. It's... hair-centric.

  7. I just checked it out, Tanita--I wish my hair looked that good in similar circs!

  8. Oh, *excellent*. I can't read the small type on the book cover. Is this a sequel/companion novel to Taoshira's world, first created in Dragonfly by Golding?

  9. I think, with no real grounds to do so, that it's a stand alone....and I have been meaning to read Dragonfly FOREVER, and have a copy even, and someday I will just do it! sigh.


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