Magic Under Glass
By Jaclyn Dolamore
(Bloomsbury USA Childrens, Hardcover, 9781599904306, 240pp.)
Publication Date: December 22, 2009
Other Editions of This Title: Paperback
Nimira is a foreign music-hall girl forced to dance for mere pennies. When wealthy sorcerer Hollin Parry hires her to sing with a piano-playing automaton, Nimira believes it is the start of a new and better life. In Parry's world, however, buried secrets are beginning to stir. Unsettling below-stairs rumors swirl about ghosts, a madwoman roaming the halls, and Parry's involvement with a league of sorcerers who torture fairies for sport. Then Nimira discovers the spirit of a fairy gentleman named Erris is trapped inside the clockwork automaton, waiting for someone to break his curse. The two fall into a love that seems hopeless, and breaking the curse becomes a race against time, as not just their love, but the fate of the entire magical world may be in peril.
Jaclyn Dolamore was home schooled and became an avid reader from the time she was young. This is her first book.