Good book. Interesting Concept of "elementals" people who can talk to glass,metal,etc.
I suffered through this book because I got involved with the characters, but the story was way too slow. Made me shy away from other books by the same author, even though some look interesting and she has a lot of readers. If this book was an exception, someone let me know please.
This wasn't as fast paced as some of Douglass's books are, but was still an interesting concept. Douglass excells at character development and will suck you in with the plights of those that appear on her pages. The story itself was kind of disjointed in spots, but the concept was so interesting that it made up for it to me.
This book was great! Now if you don't know anything about Sara Douglass, know this...her books start out slow, but pick up. This book is like a prequel to Serpent Bride. It tells how Dark Glass Mountain was formed/created by the Magi for power, but instead something they did not expect happened...something dark and evil emerged.
One of the main characters, Tirzah, is an Elemental. Elementals can hear glass, metal, jewels, etc., speak to them which helps them to create beautiful items of craftsmanship and so much more. However, Elementals have been outlawed and Tirzah is not even aware that she is an Elemental, but the Magus Boaz suspects her of being one and begins to seek her out. He has secrets that he wants to reveal, but doesn't want to reveal and because of this is having a hard time being his true self. Tirzah is his whipping pole, but also becomes his eye opener.
Soon they find that in order to defeat the darkness, the evil that is spreading throughout the lands, they must learn how to wield the power of the Elementals, but also put their trust in the Magus Boaz. Fantastic read...don't give up on it. And once you finish pick up her other book "Serpent Bride." You won't be disappointed.