Thursday, March 10, 2016

New Book Release: Burning Glass by Kathryn Purdie!

Some years ago, I ran into Kathryn Purdie at a writing conference. She was awesome then and more so now. She's a fantastic writer, and it gives me great pleasure to introduce her debut release!
Red Queen meets Shadow and Bone in a debut fantasy about a girl forced to use her gift for sensing—and absorbing—other people’s feelings to protect the empire from assassins. Steeped in intrigue and betrayal, Burning Glass captivates with heartrending romance, dangerous magic, and one girl’s quest for redemption.

In Riaznin, it’s considered an honor for Auraseers like Sonya—girls with a rare form of synesthesia—to serve as the emperor’s personal protector, constantly scanning for feelings of malice and bloodlust in the court. But Sonya would rather be free.

After the queen’s murder and a tragic accident, Sonya is hauled off to the palace to guard a charming yet volatile new ruler. But Sonya’s power is reckless and hard to control. She’s often carried away by the intense passion of others.

And when a growing rebellion forces Sonya to side with either the emperor who trusts her or his mysterious brother, the crown prince, Sonya realizes she may be the key to saving the empire—or its greatest threat.

Congratulations, Kathryn! This release was a long time coming. 

Sound good to you? It's available now wherever books are sold.

What good fantasy books have you discovered recently? What magic power would you like to have? Ever tried to stop an assassin?

I'm David, and Zootopia was surprisingly good. My review here.


  1. Congratulations on your first book, Kathryn!

  2. Congrats to Kathryn! Burning Glass sounds so intense...

  3. No, i've never had to stop an assassin, but i did have to stop a kid who was highly allergic to nuts from biting into a cookie someone had handed him. It had pecans in it, and i know i at least saved him a trip to the ER.

    The book sounds fabulous, and i am looking for birthday gifts for some readers in my life.

  4. In my current WIP, the main character is trying to stop an assassin. Does that count? That book sounds right up my alley.

  5. No assassins on my end David. Congrats Kathryn.

  6. Congrats to Kathryn. The cover looks awesome and the story is promising.