• A Shadow on the Glass

  • By: Ian Irvine
  • Narrated by: Grant Cartwright
  • Length: 21 hrs and 26 mins
  • 3.8 out of 5 stars (154 ratings)

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A Shadow on the Glass

By: Ian Irvine
Narrated by: Grant Cartwright
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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!

©1998 Text copyright Ian Irvine (P)2010 Bolinda Publishing

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Excellent series

This is a most excellent fantasy series. I've listened to hundreds, probably thousands, of Audible hours over the past few years and this is one of my favorites. The world Ian Irvine has created is well defined and completely believable. He keeps the tension tight throughout the four books: you are never bored. The plot is seldom predictable and the character development is extensive. There is a good balance between dreadful moments when things go all wrong for the heros, and "happy sigh" moments when things go just right. The reader is perfect with a rich variety of voices that are never annoying. The first book can be a bit tedious sometimes as the heroine is running for her life through most of it, but the other three books have a much better variety of action.

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