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Product Details

  • Paperback: 246 pages
  • Publisher: Andrea K Hosth (January 4, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0980878969
  • ISBN-13: 978-0980878967
  • Product Dimensions: 9.1 x 5.9 x 0.4 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 12 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (12 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,640,150 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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About the Author

Andrea K Höst is an Australian writer of fantasy and science fantasy.

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Andrea K Höst was born in Sweden but raised in Australia - mainly in Townsville, Queensland. She now lives in Sydney.

Andrea writes fantasy and science fantasy, and enjoys creating stories set in worlds which slightly skew our social expectations, and most especially give her female characters something more to do than wait for rescue.

Her novel "The Silence of Medair" was a finalist for the 2010 Aurealis Awards for best fantasy novel, while her novel "And All the Stars" was a finalist for both the 2012 Aurealis Awards and 2012 Cybils Awards.

You can catch the latest news from Andrea at her site: www.andreakhost.com

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A truly original story, with great world building and vivid, interesting characters.
Nichola Williams
By the end of the book, I felt that I had a handle on the characters, but it took much longer than it does with a story with a single POV.
Ende
Not that Kendall doesn't get her cool moments to shine, but it's not on her to save the world from astral-dimensional evil.
Dave Versace

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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Ende on July 10, 2011
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I had put off reading this book for a while--the summary didn't make it sound all that interesting to me, but I've read and adored all of the author's other books, so I suspected I would enjoy this one as well. Unsurprisingly, I did, very much, though this book is still my least favorite of those Andrea K. Host has written (which isn't saying much, since her books have been the highlight of my pleasure reading over the past few months).

First, here's a bit more detailed summary of the story (I don't think it contains any spoilers): three hundred years ago, the queen of Tyrland felt that her reign was threatened and found a way to dramatically increase her magic. At the last minute, her son prevented her from succeeding, but he failed to truly stopped her. Now, years later, she has another chance, and only Rennyn Clair and her brother seem to know how to stop her--but everyone knows that they aren't telling the whole story.

Okay, so that doesn't explain much more than the provided summary, but I don't want to give anything away. So what problems did I have with the story? Mainly, it was the fact that the book had multiple points of view. One of the reason's I enjoyed Ms. Host's other books is that they really let you sink into the main character; you understand their personality, their motives, etc. This book jumps between Kendall, a young farm girl Rennyn saves at the beginning of the story, and Rennyn herself. By the end of the book, I felt that I had a handle on the characters, but it took much longer than it does with a story with a single POV. Of course, it doesn't help that a big point of the story was that no one knew or could know Rennyn's plans or motives, not even the reader.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Dave Versace on August 4, 2012
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Stained Glass Monsters is a pearler, a romantic fantasy with a welcome sense of restraint, for all that the fate of the world is at stake. Initially the story is told from the perspective of resourceful orphan Kendall, who is rescued from an unexpected magical disaster by a mysterious stranger who knew it was going to happen. Kendall, now homeless, is more or less dragged into the wake of the secretive mage, Rennyn, as the authorities appear on the scene and the scope of the threat becomes clear.

From there Stained Glass Monsters becomes a two-hander, switching between Kendall, who is sent off to learn the principles of her latent magical abilities, and Rennyn Claire who, along with her younger brother, is a member of clandestine magical conspiracy dedicated to saving the world. Kendall knows almost nothing about politics or magic, so the reader shares her crash course in world affairs. Rennyn, meanwhile, rushes about from one disaster to the next, walking a fine line between guarding terrible secrets and sharing enough information not to get everyone else killed. Both characters develop relationships with members of the Kellian race, glowing golems-turned-human with supernatural prowess and a mysterious past. If that makes them sound like Twilight vampires, I apologise; the Kellian are cool and awesome, but they also unexpectedly provide the emotional core of the story. A wrenching one it is, too.

The dual perspective is an excellent device for showing the audience the world, though in the latter stages of the book Kendall gets squeezed out a little. I thought that was a shame, though there is no doubt that Rennyn - the cool magical secret agent weighed down by self-doubt and staggering levels of responsibility - is the more interesting character of the two.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By April Amberdrake on July 30, 2012
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This was an excellent fantasy adventure. Full of good characters, interesting magic and a nicely twisted plot - I didn't want to put it down.

The ending was suitably final to be the end of the story but with enough loose ends to make more books possible. Personally, I'm hoping for more books.
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By Amazon Customer on May 22, 2014
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This book has great world-building, engaging characters, and an exciting storyline. It's the sort of epic fantasy centered around a save the world sort of plot, which I really enjoy when it's well done, like it was here. A lot of the time when I'm reading a book I'll be reminded of something else that I've read, but this is a really unique book in the very best way and I've never read anything like it before. It's creative, and the plot twists actually are twists that I didn't see coming. The world building is intricate and detailed, but occurs naturally as it furthers the story and adds depth to it without giant info dumps.
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By Mara on December 31, 2013
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Despite the almost incomprehensible style of magic, another all-absorbing story from Ms Host. The interactions between the characters are what make the story, with as much time spent on Kendall's POV as on Rennyn's. The only thing I can complain about is that it ended a bit soon - there should have been one more chapter to see some solace for hard-used characters and consolidate our view of their future. This is a story complete in itself, but with room for a sequel, which I hope will be forthcoming.
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By Tilia Tomentosa on October 27, 2013
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Host describes the world of magic, but that world is in reality overlapping with human powers like manifestation. So her explanations are very interesting. The main characters are again lovable and intrigueing. The themes are relevant to our time.

The romance development is very fast, too fast. I would want to tell the characters: take your time, you are so different. Try to live together for a while....

A good ending, but with many loose ends. I was already looking for the next book in this series, but it has not yet been written!
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