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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.
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.
|Publication date:||1st February 2010|
|Publisher:||Bloomsbury Publishing PLC|
|Suitable for:||13+ readers|
|Recommendations:||Debuts of the Month, eBooks|
Jaclyn Dolamore lives in Florida, USA. Magic under Glass is her first book and marks the debut of a very exciting new talent.More About Jaclyn Dolamore