Saturday, December 1, 2012

Jealousy Glass by Gwen Perkins Book Review/Blog Tour

Book Blurb:

"We came to stop a war before it came to Cercia. And it seems the war has come to us."

Responsibility and patriotism spur Cercia's new leader, Quentin, to protect his beloved country at all costs and he assigns Asahel and Felix to serve as ambassadors and secret agents to Anjdur. Their journey quickly turns awry and Asahel and Felix barely escape a devastating shipwreck, walk a tightrope of political tension, and rescue an empress before they learn they must face an enemy closer to them than they thought.

Will they be able to uncover an assassin's plot before it's too late? Will Asahel be able to unearth a secret that is vital to their mission? Will Cercia survive its own revolution? In The Jealousy Glass, Perkins boldly continues a series of unforgettable characters and events that will leave you begging for more.

My Thoughts:

Jealousy Glass is the second book in the Artifacts of Empire series by Gwen Perkins. I didn't read the previous book in the series, The Universal Mirror. I feel that put my at a disadvantage as far as fully enjoying and fully understanding the novel. There was background information I felt I was missing and I did feel like I started in the middle of a story. That is no fault of the authors, but mine alone for missing out on the first book. I was still able to follow the story and enjoy it to some extent, I do however recommend reading the first book if you plan on reading The Jealousy Glass. Overall, I thought this was a good adventure novel and I enjoyed getting to know the two main characters Asahel and Felix along the way. I will probably go back and read the first book, so I can continue the series when Perkins adds more to the series. I would recommend this book to someone who enjoys a good adventure type novel.

About the Author:

Gwen Perkins has always regarded the deep rainforest of the Olympic Peninsula as the one place that she feels most at home. Gwen grew up in small towns across the Pacific Northwest, going to slug races and strawberry festivals when she wasn't scribbling on any scrap of paper she could come by. She boasts the dubious distinction of going to a public school with only eight students, learning Irish sea chanteys from a man who sang with the Clancy Brothers, and catching tadpoles during classes.

Her adult life is generally just about as much fun.

She lives in the City of Destiny (better known as Tacoma, Washington). Her hobbies include wandering beaches, baking pies and lampworking. In between all of this, Gwen has written two novels in the Artifacts of Empire series: The Universal Mirror and The Jealousy Glass. The Universal Mirror has been nominated for a 2013 Endeavour Award.

She is presently at work on future novels in the Artifacts of Empire series while working on another series in collaboration with Wilson Fabián Saravia.

Buy The Jealousy Glass on Amazon
Read the first book in the Artifacts of Empire series The Universal Mirror

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Check out the Artifacts of Empire website

*Disclosure- I received a complimentary copy of the book in hopes that I might mention it on my blog. I was not  required to render a positive review and all opinions are 100% my own.

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