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The Glass Sentence: The Mapmakers Trilogy, Book 1

By Carrie R. Wheadon, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 12+

Dense, complex map tale a treat for seasoned fantasy fans.

Book S. E. Grove Fantasy 2014
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Community Reviews

age 10+

Based on 1 parent review

age 10+

Clever and intriguing!

This is a fabulous, very creative series that holds your attention and stretches your critical thinking skills!

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Educational value
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Is It Any Good?

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Kids say (4 ):

There are authors who build intriguing fantasy worlds that exist mostly to serve the storytelling, and then there are the overachievers; the author of this book is quite the overachiever. She doesn't create one whole new world but many, and she places each part in different eras of time, competing against one another on the same globe. Then she explores it all on curious maps that only reveal the depth of mystery this new fractured-time world holds.

For younger and less experienced fantasy readers, it would be nearly impossible to navigate this world and the complexities of the story without Sophia, the main character. She's resourceful and talented, and, though so much of the series already seems tied up neatly at the end of the first book, she's sure to be a great heroic character in the books to come.

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