The Glass Demon
Paperback : 06 May 2010
The Glass Demon is a thrilling young adult novel filled with mystery and the supernatural from Helen Grant, author of The Vanishing of Katharina Linden, in which Lin Fox is about to discover that not all fairytales are fiction. The Glass Demon bridges the world of the traditional Grimm fairytale with the darker world of Angela Carter’s adult fairytales.
The first death: Seventeen-year-old Lin Fox finds a body in an orchard. As she backs away in horror, she steps on broken glass. The second death: Then blood appears on her doorstep - blood, and broken glass.The third death: Something terrible is found in the cemetery. Shards of broken glass lie by a grave.Who will be next? As the attacks become more sinister, Lin doesn't know who to trust. She's getting closer to the truth behind these chilling discoveries, but with each move the danger deepens.
Because someone wants Lin gone - and won't give up until he's got rid of her and her family. Forever.
Helen Grant’s first teen novel The Vanishing of Katharina Linden was shortlisted for the Carnegie Medal; her other darkly thrilling young adult novels, The Vanishing of Katharina Linden and Wish Me Dead, are also available from Penguin.
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Customer Review: 11 June 2010
'If someone came up to me and said ďHi, would you like to read a novel about German fairytales and folklore?Ē I would probably say no. But when I got offered the chance to read The Glass Demon, a book of the above genre, I thought Ďwhy not give it a try?í The story follows seventeen-year-old Lin Fox, as she moves to western Germany with her father on his sabbatical year, much to her distaste. On arrival in Niederburgheim, she soon finds out that it is far from boring there. Lin is haunted by a series of strange happenings, all based on her fatherís studies on the mysterious Allerheiligen stained glass, that has been missing for 200 years and rumoured to be haunted by a demon known as the Glass Demon, or Bonschariant. After each one of these obscene events, glass appears near Lin, or close to the scene of crime. As time goes on, Lin discovers more and more about these happenings and they lead to a thrilling climax that will leave a lasting impact on any reader. As I said earlier, I wouldnít have chosen this book normally. But Iím glad to have done so, as it was an exhilarating and chilling read. Helen Grant has described all of her characters and settings extremely well, with detail, and didnít put too much description in (which gets really boring to read, donít you think?). The plot was well structured and balanced between action, speech and description and the book didnít lag at certain points at all. At just over 400 pages, the novel was the right length for all that was in it, and I never got bored of reading it. As well as the main genre, this book is comprised of other styles, too, such as magical realism (magical situations growing from very realistic settings), horror, romance and even some comedy. As I was reading this, I could really imagine everything and was totally sucked in by everything. The vocabulary used wasnít simple, but wasnít difficult to understand and I definitely gained a few new words as a result. Overall, I really enjoyed this excellent piece of literature. It leaves you hungry for more of Helen Grantís books, and the spooky ending stays with you for a long while after the cover has been closed.'» Submit a review
Size : 129 x 198mm
Pages : 416
Published : 06 May 2010
Publisher : Puffin
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