Capering on Glass Bridges (The Hawk of Stone Duology, Book 1) Kindle Edition
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I give this book a 4/5. Here is my breakdown.
Characters: 5/5. I enjoyed these characters very much. Hernandez did a fantastic job in creating an interesting interplay between the various members of Kaia’s party. Their back-and-forths were fun and credible, and their griefs and sorrows equally so.
Plot/Storyline: 4/5. A very solid fantasy adventure story. I think that Hernandez did a good job making her fantasy world interesting (a coming-of-age ceremony in which people are bonded to a homunculus-type being, for instance, and the magical power of Speaking). The effort is apparent, and she does it justice.
Flow/Construction: 4/5. I have no complaints here. The story moved quickly and easily. I can’t recall feeling like the scenes were dragging or slowed down. Again, a solid performance here.
Spelling/Grammar: 4.5/5. Very insignificant, minor mistakes occasionally found. Nothing problematic or unusual.
Overall: 4/5. Jessica Hernandez shows her talent in this book. I’m not sure if it’s her first book (but I think it is), and if so then she can only improve from here. I really hope there’s more to come!
The story in itself is remarkable. It follows the several characters, albeit obviously focusing on the main character, Kaia, through a journey that takes unexpected twists and turns. I thoroughly enjoyed the fantasy in this book because it captures your imagination. Although at the beginning it was a bit difficult to follow because of all the events and characters being introduced, it quickly becomes coherent, easy to follow, and is the type of the book where the end makes everything 'click'. Speaking of which, my favorite part of the book is the unexpected ending. It leaves you asking questions and wanting more to the story, you want to find out more about the backstories, the world, and the characters! It leaves you craving more.
What made me immerse myself into the book is the vivid descriptions that illuminate everything yet leave certain aspects to the imagination. The author does an excellent job at painting a picture of just about everything. From the scenery, to the characters, the emotions; almost every sensory perception is touched. The ability to portray everything with stunning detail is the gift of the author.
I truly look forward to reading more from the author and would highly recommend this book to anyone.
This is classic, world-building fiction with a YA focus. The author skillfully sets the scene, describing in meticulous detail everything in this imaginative landscape, from the curious little creatures called canonipoms, to the awesome and revered island of the Zavonia, where councilors hold mysterious sway.
It is from these august councilors -- also called the Speakers -- that Kaia receives her charge: to deliver a message to King Richard that could lift the curse on the Island of Mar. Kaia's mother, although reluctant to let her daughter embark on the quest, nevertheless agrees that it is Kaia's destiny:
"Something rare glimmers within you. I can see it, I always have. It shows itself on the bleakest of days, when misery runs rampant, and desolation seizes control of the helm, sailing into all that is grim, all that is foul, and all that inspires dread."
And so she sets out with her sister, Elania, and a host of Princes to deliver her message to the King. Along the way, they meet creatures both fearsome and wondrous -- some of whom emerge from the questing group itself, as they are "turned" -- morphing quickly and suddenly into bloodthirsty beasts with razor-sharp teeth.
The travelers encounter enormous protective dragons, and forbidden fields of forgetfulness as they journey to meet the King.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Capering on Glass Bridges is an adventure with unique and unexpected twist. The concept of the story is very well clear and every scene is not very predictable like the other... Read morePublished 10 days ago by Book Huntress
Capering on Glass Bridges is a heartwarming YA fantasy, told from the point of view of Kaia, the middle daughter of the respectable Stone family. Read morePublished 20 days ago by J C Steel
This is a book where the reader is thrust straight into the middle of a fully formed fictional world complete with a full mythology, but with little in the way of explanation. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Jo for A British Bookworm's Blog