Sunday, January 9, 2011

Magic Under Glass

Dolamore, Jaclyn. Magic Under Glass
Bloomsbury see St. Martins 2010 225p 16.99
978-1-59990-430-6 hs Fantasy- Magic E-BN

Nimira has been hired to sing with a Robot who plays the piano. All she has to do is learn the songs but something strange is happening. Every time she stands next to the robot she has the feeling it is trying to communicate!

Hollin Parry is a wealthy and resourceful wizard. He has acquired a lifelike robot that resembles a man and sits playing a piano. The songs are beautiful but in order to make the most of his prized possession he must have an accomplished singer. Enters Nimira a music hall singer. Mr. Parry offer her an incredible amount to sing with the robot and she agrees. However, shortly after she begins practicing with the robot she discovers that it is trying to communicate. At first she is incredulous but as she devises a way to prove whether he really can communicate she also discovers intrigue and danger.
This exciting tale of mystery, intrigue, magic and fantasy will get you involved to solve the mystery of the piano playing robot. Nimira is a wonderfully brave heroine who is willing to risk it all to save whoever is magically trapped inside. Diaz(1), Magna
Magic- Robots - Wizards

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