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ePub A Shadow on the Glass: The View from the Mirror Book 1 download
Author:
Ian Irvine
ISBN13:
978-1742338620
ISBN:
1742338623
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Publisher:
Bolinda Publishing Pty Ltd (May 1, 2010)
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Subcategory:
Fantasy
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1683 kb
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1843 kb
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Rating:
4.4
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208

A Shadow on the Glass. The View from the Mirror: Book One. Ian Irvine.

A Shadow on the Glass. To all the warm-hearted people at Penguin Books, especially my publisher Erica Irving, thank you for your enthusiasm for the work and for providing the resources to make the series as good as it could possibly be. I would also like to thank Alex Skovron for meticulous proofreading, Barrie Frieden-Collins for cover-art concepts, Mark Sofilas for the wonderful covers, and Selwa Anthony, my agent.

Ian Irvine writes fluently, and evokes a tangible atmosphere. His protagonists are engaging and all his characters' motivations convincing. A Shadow on the Glass (Kindle ed) began slowly, but grew into obsession as I continued. This is a tale of the madness of power, the beauty of words, how fulfilling an oath may not be the path of honor & how the inept may truly save the world.

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Ian Irvine was born in Bathurst in 1950, and educated at Chevalier College and the . He is currently completing the third book of his Runcible Jones fantasy.

Ian Irvine was born in Bathurst in 1950, and educated at Chevalier College and the University of Sydney, where he took a PhD in marine science. After working as an environmental project manager, Ian set up his own consulting firm in 1986, carrying out studies for clients in Australia and overseas. Ian's previous fantasy quartets, The View from the Mirror and The Well of Echoes, are being published in eleven countries. He is currently completing the third book of his Runcible Jones fantasy quintet for younger readers, Runcible Jones, The Frozen Compass, after which he will write the third book of Song of the Tears, The Destiny of the Dead.

About Ian Irvine: I'm an Australian author of 32 novels, mainly fantasy. They include the bestselling Three Worlds epic fantasy sequence, which has sold. It comprises The View from the Mirror quartet, The Well of Echoes quartet and The Song of the Tears trilogy. I’m currently writing The Gates of Good and Evil, the long-awaited sequel to The View from the Mirror. Book 2, The Fatal Gate, was published worldwide by Hachette on June 27, 2017. WHY I WRITE Funny thing is, I never wanted to be a writer.

A great book from a Great Australian fantasy writer. Especially towards the end of the series (first 4 books), Irvine does something that I haven't seen in fantasy before - there are actually no good guys, no bad guys.

The View from the Mirror is the first quartet in Ian Irvine's bestselling The Three Worlds Cycle series. The View from the Mirror consists of four books: A Shadow on the Glass. The Tower on the Rift. The Way Between the Worlds. In the Three Worlds Cycle, there are naturally Three Worlds. These Three Worlds are separated by the Void, a place of incredible ferocity and violence.

His fingers, scrabbling on the ground, came upon the neck of his waterskin. He swung it hard, Turlew turned at the movement and it struck him full on the nose and burst, drenching them both. He swung it hard, Turlew turned at the movement and it struck him full on the nose and burst, drenching them both as momentarily blinded. Llian smacked the knife out of Turlew’s hand, knocked him down and heaved a great log across his chest, pinning him to the ground. Turlew sucked asthmatically at the air, straining to fill his lungs against the weight, while Llian bound his hands with the cord from the waterskin. Suddenly Turlew began to scream and kick his legs.

Rebellion: Tainted Realm: Book 2. A Shadow on the Glass. The cruel Merdrun, the greatest warriors in the void, have invaded Santhenar but their portal backfired and they're stuck on the tropical Isle of Gwine. With this stunning and original debut, Ian Irvine begins the saga of The View from the Mirror, a brilliant epic fantasy that rivals the works of Robert Jordan and J. V. Jones. Once there were three worlds, each with its own human race. Then, fleeing from out of the void came a fourth race, the Charon.

Once there were three worlds, each with their own human species. Then, fleeing out of the void came a fourth species, the Charon. Desperate, on the edge of extinction, they changed the balance between the worlds forever. Karan, a sensitive with a troubled heritage, is forced to steal an ancient relic in repayment of a debt. It turns out to be the Mirror of Aachan, a twisted, deceitful thing that remembers everything it has ever seen. At the same time, Llian, a brilliant chronicler, is expelled from his college for uncovering a perilous mystery. Thrown together by fate, Karan and Llian are hunted across a world at war, for the Mirror contains a secret that offers each species survival, or extinction...
  • If you like vast worlds - intricate story lines - conflicting priorities - flawed heroes - then you will love these books. I am a huge fan of this series - not because I'm an Aussie - but because the author builds a world of complexity and delight that few writers achieve.
    Ian Irvine creates realistic scenarios for "why" things happen - yes there are goodies and baddies, this is the genre ... but the baddies have good reasons for their actions ... and sometimes the goodies ... well ... aren't always good. So in others words this is not a world where everything is Right or Wrong - Black or White as a hue of grey colours many of the characters - which is what makes them believable. Very much a study in human studies. It is easy to "imagine" yourself as a great warrior ... easier still to "connect" with characters showing the desires and flaws you see around you every day.
    There are many great fantasy books - I hope you will rate these amongst yours.

  • A Shadow on the Glass (Kindle ed) began slowly, but grew into obsession as I continued.
    Overlooking apparent editing issues (as though occasional German particles were dropped into the text!), I read of Maigraith, Karan, Llian, & Yggur, & his opponents.
    This is a tale of the madness of power, the beauty of words, how fulfilling an oath may not be the path of honor & how the inept may truly save the world.
    It is powerful... having kept me up all night, then disturbing my sleep until I could return.
    Excellent book.

  • Depending on the reader this is a three to a five star book. Almost every character has a secondary story, but the book really just did not grab me.

    Read a sample. If you like it, the rest of the book will deliver exactly what the sample offers.

  • I love A Shadow on the Glass because there are no elves. No Orcs or Dwarves either. A great story with races we've never seen before.

    The only bad part is that the book is rife with typos. I read the original in paperback years ago and it didn't have any of those issues. It looks like the book was scanned and here and there a word was scanned wrong. Pretty sloppy work.

  • I read this book years ago and loved it. I still do. I have one problem with the kindle version though. I wanted to reread it but left my paper copy in another state so I decided to purchase the kindle version. Almost immediately I noticed some strange typos. Whatever software they are using to scan the text and convert it for kindle has a problem. There are frequent typos throughout the book. They are very distracting. I have noticed many cases where 'that' appears as 'mat', 'the' as 'die' etc.It isn't just with small words like those. Punctuation is missing, random letters are missing from words. Someone really should have read through this before they put it up on Amazon.

    Other than that it's a good book that I'd recommend to anyone who loves a good story.

  • at first i was not sure but as it played we are joying it very much

  • i recommend this book to anyone with a good imagination. this series is one of my favorites.

  • Fab