Magic Under Glass by Jaclyn Dolamore

Magic Under Glass

Written by Jaclyn Dolamore

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A hair-raising story full of suspense and intrigue. Nimira is picked out of her poor life as a music hall performer by the wealthy and mysterious Hollin Parry who asks her to sing for his automaton piano player. Parry is a sorcerer, his sprawling house and gardens full of locked spaces and secrets. How Nirima falls in love with the fairy locked inside the automaton and sets about releasing him - and in doing so becomes involved in the war between two worlds - is a spellbinding story rich in delicious gothic detail.


Magic Under Glass by Jaclyn Dolamore

Nimira is a music-hall performer forced to dance for pennies to an audience of leering drunks. When wealthy sorcerer Hollin Parry hires her to do a special act - singing accompaniment to an exquisite piano-playing automaton, Nimira believes it is the start of a new life. In Parry's world, however, buried secrets stir. Unsettling below-stairs rumours abound about ghosts, a mad woman roaming the halls, and of Parry's involvement in a gang of ruthless sorcerers who torture fairies for sport. When Nimira discovers the spirit of a dashing young fairy gentleman is trapped inside the automaton's stiff limbs, waiting for someone to break the curse and set him free, the two fall in love. But it is a love set against a dreadful race against time to save the entire fairy realm, which is in mortal peril.


'A memorable, delicate and ethereal fairytale romance'

'The prose has a delicate, ethereal quality that matches the story well'

'A dark, florid vigour runs through it'

'Precise and picturesque, this is a sterling debut'

About the Author

Jaclyn Dolamore

Jaclyn Dolamore lives in Florida, USA. Magic under Glass is her first book and marks the debut of a very exciting new talent.

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240 pages


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Bloomsbury Publishing PLC

Publication date

1st February 2010




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