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Glass Town ☉ [PDF / Epub] ☆ Glass Town By Steven Savile ❤ – Thomashillier.co.uk A brilliantly rendered story about obsession and one man s attempt to unravel the mystery that destroyed his grandfather s life, set against a magical and intricately woven cityscapeSteven Savile has A brilliantly rendered story about obsession and one man s attempt to unravel the mystery that destroyed his grandfather s life, set against a magical and intricately woven cityscapeSteven Savile has been an international sensation, selling over half a million copies of his novels worldwide and writing for cult favorite television shows including Doctor Who, Torchwood, and Stargate Now, he is finally making his US debut with Glass Town, a brilliantly composed novel revolving around the magic and mystery lurking in London In , two brothers both loved Eleanor Raines, a promising young actress from the East End of London But, along with Seth Lockwood, she disappeared, never to be seen again Isaiah, Seth s younger brother, refused to accept that she was just gone It has been seventy years since and the brothers are long dead But now their dark, twisted secret, threatens to tear the city apart Seth made a bargain with Damiola, an illusionist, to make a life size version of his most famous trick, and hide away part of London to act as a prison out of sync with our time, where one year passes as one hundred That illusion is Glass Town And now its walls are failing Reminiscent of Clive Barker s Weaveworld and Neil Gaiman s American Gods, Savile brings out the magic in the everyday Glass Town is full of gritty urban landscapes, realistic characters, conflict, secrets, betrayals, magic, and mystery.

  • Hardcover
  • 336 pages
  • Glass Town
  • Steven Savile
  • 14 January 2017
  • 1250077834

About the Author: Steven Savile

Steven Savile born October , , in Newcastle, England is a British fantasy, horror and thriller writer, and editor living in Sala, Sweden Under the Ronan Frost penname inspired by the hero of his bestselling novel, Silver he has also written the action thriller White Peak, and as Matt Langley was a finalist for the People s Book Prize.



10 thoughts on “Glass Town

  1. Mackey Mackey says:

    Glass Town by Steven Saville is one of those genre bending books that causes you to say I don t normally read this type of book but It is a blend of psychological thriller, urban fantasy and magical realism but written in a way that is so utterly fascinating that you are drawn in and cannot stop reading until the very end In the story, the main character, Josh, has found a letter that tells of his grandfather s true love not his grandmother and of her disappearance He, and we, learn Glass Town by Steven Saville is one of those genre bending books that causes you to say I don t normally read this type of book but It is a blend of psychological thriller, urban fantasy and magical realism but written in a way that is so utterly fascinating that you are drawn in and cannot stop reading until the very end In the story, the main character, Josh, has found a letter that tells of his grandfather s true love not his grandmother and of her disappearance He, and we, learn of a Glass Town where time is nothing like our own and whose inhabitants certainly are not There also is a marvelous rivalry and co mingling of the two families, the Lockwoods and Raines, that is nothing short of brilliant Yes, there is a LOT of information in the book and at times it appears that it isn t relevant until it very much is and then you sit back and say, ohhhhhh, in that aha moment kind of way I LOVE books where the author stays ahead of me I admit that I was a Saville fan going into the book I could spot the episodes he wrote for on certain series and I ve liked his other books But this is a giant step forward Regardless of your genre choice, this is a book I can wholeheartedly recommend to you Enjoy

  2. Carrie Carrie says:

    Joshua Raines finds a letter that his grandfather had written confessing to being in love with another woman back in 1924 right before he passed away in 1994 That woman, Eleanor Raines had gone missing seventy years before that confession was written leaving a mystery that had yet to be solved Joshua didn t have much of a memory of the letter since he was only eight when his grandfather passed but finding it has brought the past back to mind Back in 1926 Isaiah had fallen in love with Eleanor Joshua Raines finds a letter that his grandfather had written confessing to being in love with another woman back in 1924 right before he passed away in 1994 That woman, Eleanor Raines had gone missing seventy years before that confession was written leaving a mystery that had yet to be solved Joshua didn t have much of a memory of the letter since he was only eight when his grandfather passed but finding it has brought the past back to mind Back in 1926 Isaiah had fallen in love with Eleanor but wasn t the only one, his brother Seth Lockwood had also loved her and she and Seth both disappeared at the same time Now Joshua will go on a journey to learn that the Glass Town had been created where time passes differently than in the real world, a hundred years would equal one in this realm and now the walls of the secret city are falling Glass Town by Steven Savile is an urban fantasy with a bit of a mystery edge to it as the character in our time is taken in with events that took place all those years ago and finds a fantasy world has existed Unfortunately as interesting as this one sounded to me when picking it up once I got into reading the book it just never really grabbed me or completely gained my interest The pace in this one started off rather slowly to me with the writing being a bit denser than I usually like which didn t help me really get invested in this story at all I will say there were some creative ideas that had potential but I just felt it kind of drag along and never really wow me as I read I would also warn too that I was not expecting sexual activity at all from the synopsis so finding it took me rather by surprise There was also a lot of language and some violence in this definitely adult fantasy In the end though the style just wasn t for me but others may enjoy it I received an advance copy from the publisher via NetGalley.Forreviews please visit

  3. Lauren Stoolfire Lauren Stoolfire says:

    I received an ARC from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.In the 1920s, Seth and Isaiah Lockwood both loved Eleanor Raines, a young actress from the East End of London However, Eleanor mysteriously disappeared never to be seen again Isaiah, Seth s younger brother, couldn t accept that she was just gone It s been over seventy years and both men are dead, but now their secret threatens to destroy London Seth made a deal with an illusionist to make a life size version of Glass Town, his I received an ARC from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.In the 1920s, Seth and Isaiah Lockwood both loved Eleanor Raines, a young actress from the East End of London However, Eleanor mysteriously disappeared never to be seen again Isaiah, Seth s younger brother, couldn t accept that she was just gone It s been over seventy years and both men are dead, but now their secret threatens to destroy London Seth made a deal with an illusionist to make a life size version of Glass Town, his most famous trick, in the city Glass Town is a prison out of sync with time where every one hundred years on the outside equals only one year inside And now, Seth s trick is collapsing Glass Town by Steven Savile is a totally enthralling, gritty historical urban fantasy with a great core mystery and compelling characters The premise caught my attention right away and for the most part it live up to my expectations I love that the author blends the world of 1920s and modern London so well His descriptions of the setting and obsession of the characters are all wonderfully atmospheric, almost noirish even My favorite unexpected element is the connection between this fantasy and Alfred Hitchcock s real life unfinished silent movie titled Number 13 My only real issue with the story is getting characters mixed up and having to backtrack a bit to review who was speaking and when.Overall, if you re looking for an intriguing new historical fantasy to sink your teeth into, Steven Savile s new release comes with high marks from me There are so many elements to enjoy with everything from classic film, gangsters, and to magic I don t know about you, but that sounds like a great combination to me If you like Neil Gaiman, Tim Powers, and possibly even Peaky Blinders, you may also enjoy Glass Town

  4. Mel (Epic Reading) Mel (Epic Reading) says:

    3.25 stars This is a hard book to rate It s a book that requires thought, attention and dedicated reading time If you re thinking well that s how I always read then I commend you.Intensive ReadingFor me I find myself especially with e books reading in line ups, before meetings, at lunch, etc So my reading time is not always sitting in my chair at home with no distractions I wish it was but if I want to read 100 books in a year I cannot limit it to just those dedicated moments After t 3.25 stars This is a hard book to rate It s a book that requires thought, attention and dedicated reading time If you re thinking well that s how I always read then I commend you.Intensive ReadingFor me I find myself especially with e books reading in line ups, before meetings, at lunch, etc So my reading time is not always sitting in my chair at home with no distractions I wish it was but if I want to read 100 books in a year I cannot limit it to just those dedicated moments After the first 50 pages or so I came to realize that Glass Town was one of those books like Lord of the Rings that requires your full attention if you want to catch all the nuances, foreshadowing and smart little quips I call this intensive reading as it requires all of your attention and is a different kind of reading than a romance, teen or even light thriller ie Dan Brown is The authorSteven Savile is a well known writer in the TV world having worked on Torchwood, Doctor Who and other sci fi fantasy shows As I was already familiar with Savile s television work I was very excited to read his debut novel I think what Savile did with Glass Town is a bit extreme in that he maybe got too excited about being able to provide every detail, thought and aspect of every moment of his story Whereas in television he has dialogue and set notes at most unless he s directing so the tendency is to over explain, provide too much detail and potentially bore your reader Lagging at timesGlass Town really needed a sharp, hack and slash editor It is an amazing story and would make a gorgeous movie or mini series I d love to see it over say 6 episodes That s where this is a hard book to review or give a rating to What do you do with a book that is so well thought out including good characterization, involved plot, clever twists and mind bending timelines but just not that engaging The answer for me was that I had to be wide awake and ready to read I read before bed every night and this book was great for putting me to sleep, which was unfortunate as I d have to re read the next day I read at lunch and found it was a bit intense to focus on in the middle of my work day when I m needing a break from thinking so hard I also read after work and during commuting times These times were the best to read Glass Town during as they arefocused reading Unfortunately this limitation made it so that it took me a really long time to finish this book by my standards This resulted in me being tired of it before the end and almost skimming the last 50 pages which is unfortunate as a lot of things happen OverallIf you are okay with an intense read and like thrillers with a mystical twist then I believe you will really enjoy this book If you areof a casual reader or someone who prefers easy reads then this is probably not for you My hope is that in the future Savile can tighten up his writing If he is able to do that then I believe I will adore his books as all the right things are there for Glass Town it was just a bit too overdone at times I will definitely try another Savile book as the man is a genius when it comes to time bending, science fiction, mystical stories which are some of my personal favourites Please note I received an eARC of this book from the publisher via NetGalley This is an honest and unbiased review.

  5. Alan Baxter Alan Baxter says:

    This is a really interesting supernatural thriller with some killer ideas at work The characters are well drawn, the evocation of old movie magic and modern London crime an excellent juxtaposition It reminded me of something by Clive Barker or Ramsey Campbell, but with a uniquely Savile twist Blisteringly paced, cleverly plotted and relentlessly inventive Highly recommended.

  6. Kristen Kristen says:

    Full review is here, on my blog.This is going to be a rather difficult book to get my thoughts together about, because it is very in depth and such a huge idea that I found it often a little confusing, especially in the beginning It s a lot to take in This is a fascinating story though, and the way that the mystery of Glass Town is revealed is through Joshua, the main character s discovery of different pieces of the puzzle, was well done, in my opinion It s revealed slowly as the story moves Full review is here, on my blog.This is going to be a rather difficult book to get my thoughts together about, because it is very in depth and such a huge idea that I found it often a little confusing, especially in the beginning It s a lot to take in This is a fascinating story though, and the way that the mystery of Glass Town is revealed is through Joshua, the main character s discovery of different pieces of the puzzle, was well done, in my opinion It s revealed slowly as the story moves on, as one would hope.We start the story with the funeral of Boone Raines, who is Josh s grandfather He has left him a long letter from his great grandfather Isaiah Raines, detailing his obsession with Eleanor Raines, an actress from the East End back in the 1920s He and his brother Seth feuded over her, and something happened and she disappeared Isaiah spent the rest of his life trying to find her, obsessed with her, even going so far as to marry her twin sister and taking the name Raines to be closer to her After he died, he passed the mystery to Boone, who has now passed it to Josh.So, curious about all this, Josh starts investigating, and finds that his world sort of goes crazy with all kinds of cinema related shenanigans from the 20s and beyond He starts seeing film stars following him, and breaking into his house and whatnot, and it only gets crazier from there.The blurb compares this book to American Gods, but if I were to compare it to one of Gaiman s works, it d absolutely be Neverwhere It sreminiscent of a strange, deeply magical, sort of hidden, dark, and rather creepy bit of London, rather than gods road tripping across America Given the setting, this book is very British just in general, obviously Places, slang, et cetera But, I digress.As I said, I found it a little confusing right at the start, and it s because some characters know and reference things that aren t apparent to the reader right away, so, it s a little overwhelming Like, oh snap, the dweomers are failing Uh, well, point one is this is an awesome use of the word dweomer, but what is a dweomer in this context DAnyway, once I got into it, it was a pretty fantastic and quite thrilling adventure with an antagonist who is pretty easy to hate, and protagonists who are easy to root for I thought it was well written, fast paced, and mysteriously fun I liked Josh as a character, and wanted him to succeed So, all told, it was a pretty great read.I d like to thank the author as well as St Martin s Press via NetGalley for the review copy of this book

  7. Iasa Iasa says:

    Mystery, magic, cinema, a hint of the 1920 s, hell yes I had no expectations going into this novel so maybe I waseasily pleased than I normally am, but whatever I enjoyed this It s a slower paced book, but no where near plodding it just draws you in.

  8. Alysa H. Alysa H. says:

    Before I say anything else about this book, including anything positive, let me start by saying that this is one of the most sexist books I have ever read I mean, I m sure there are worse offenders out there, but they tend to be in genres that I don t read, or occasionally books that I start but don t finish But this book, I kept hoping it would get better Instead, it wasted every opportunity it had to not be sexist I can barely believe that this book made it, unquestioned, past a production Before I say anything else about this book, including anything positive, let me start by saying that this is one of the most sexist books I have ever read I mean, I m sure there are worse offenders out there, but they tend to be in genres that I don t read, or occasionally books that I start but don t finish But this book, I kept hoping it would get better Instead, it wasted every opportunity it had to not be sexist I can barely believe that this book made it, unquestioned, past a production process that apparently included women in the publishing house This is a book that has people in it, and then it has females it Well, barely, apart from victims and or objects Even the good characters seem to view women this way And actually, some of the male characters could have been written as women officer Genarro, magician Damiola, or even main protagonist Josh with practically zero substantive change to the book, other than a vast improvement in female representation Apart from all that, this is an okay book It is interesting enough to keep one reading, to see if Josh will discover the secret of Glass Town and save the girl who is apparently too stupid to save herself I enjoyed the concept of the film studio taken out of time, and the use of film imagery and language married with demonic entities It reminded me of something one might see on Doctor Who which is a a compliment, and also unsurprising considering the author has written for Doctor Who The fusion of these concepts with religious ideas such as Hell did not always work, however, and was not fleshed out The internal logic of how Glass Town was kept in limbo was also not always clear or consistent The writing, generally, was fine I am even giving an extra star for some of the good points.But from the get go, it was very hard to push past such blatant and unexamined sexism I was planning to list examples, but by the middle of the book there were already too many It just infuses every aspect, every page By the end, I was glad it was over I received a Review Copy of this book via NetGalley

  9. Lauren Lauren says:

    When Steven Savile s Glass Town appeared on my doorstep it was my first time hearing about it however, as soon as I read the synopsis, I decided it may be the book for me and dove right in The Result Glass Town has left me feeling incredibly torn On one side I enjoyed it I found the premise unique, the mystery multilayered and suspenseful, and the characters complex On the other side, however, it was too odd for my liking Some parts left me flabbergasted and even churned my stomach Elea When Steven Savile s Glass Town appeared on my doorstep it was my first time hearing about it however, as soon as I read the synopsis, I decided it may be the book for me and dove right in The Result Glass Town has left me feeling incredibly torn On one side I enjoyed it I found the premise unique, the mystery multilayered and suspenseful, and the characters complex On the other side, however, it was too odd for my liking Some parts left me flabbergasted and even churned my stomach Eleanor Raines That was her name My obsession.The object of my desire I was going to say affection, but there was nothing remotely affectionate about it Desire is a much better word Less wholesome Desire speaks of dark places, of yearning, sweat pg 1 Glass Town is built upon obsession as well as desire Obsession can be a dangerous thing it can cause you to lose your grip on reality as well as your friends and family There s something about it, however Something you just can t resist That s what Isaiah and his brother Seth discovered over 90 years ago in their respective quests for Eleanor Raines s love and attention With obsession there s a winner as well as a loser, and Isaiah unfortunately lost however, he never gave up and passed that obsession that compulsion to find Eleanor to generation after generation It amazed me how much Steven Saville could build upon two men s desires He brought along mystery, the supernatural, and magic with it The later of the three truly managed to fascinate me I ve also been curious about magic and the illusions a magician creates The illusion in Glass Town iscomplex than you d ever imagine, and it shocked me how deep it ran Additionally, throughout Glass Town I had so many questions Where had they hidden Eleanor How does one get into Glass Town What was Seth s end game Would Josh survive These questions kept me hooked, turning page after page in search of answers At sometimes I couldn t believe that so many events could be based on one person someone who existed over 100 years ago Was she really worth it However, I guess that s the crazy thing about obsession it doesn t depend on worth but desire Glass Town never settles on one POV Over the course of the book a variety of POVs are introduced Seth, Josh, Damiola, Julie, Taff, Eleanor, and Gideon While each character comes from different backgrounds each are connected through obsession For Seth, the man who started it all, his obsession with Eleanor may just break him Seth is the ultimate villain He s frightening as well as chilling and he always plays dirty Josh, the great grandson of Isaiah, is obsessed with solving the case, no matter at what cost Josh s obsession was almost as large as Seth s, which I found surprising at time given the short timeline I will say, however, that no character was incredibly well developed, nor did I ever truly forge a connection with any of them Also, I wish there werePOVs from Eleanor s perspective I would ve loved to learnabout her as well as her time in the Glass Town Overall, Glass Town is a book I liked but didn t love Some parts just didn t appeal to me however, there was something about it that kept me reading I suggest this to fans of magic and illusion

  10. Jenea Jenea says:

    Review to come soonGlass Town is one complex town, but so intriguing This is a story that involved a love triangle that happened back in the 1920 s between a woman and the two brothers who loved her deeply For one it was truly love and the other it became an obsession This obsession led him to betray his brother and the woman he loved and he imprisoned her in a town that no one know about Time moves differently there, for a year inside Glass Town, is one hundred years out in the world aro Review to come soonGlass Town is one complex town, but so intriguing This is a story that involved a love triangle that happened back in the 1920 s between a woman and the two brothers who loved her deeply For one it was truly love and the other it became an obsession This obsession led him to betray his brother and the woman he loved and he imprisoned her in a town that no one know about Time moves differently there, for a year inside Glass Town, is one hundred years out in the world around it This feud between brothers has carried on from generation to generation Now begs the question, will the feud ever end And who will it be that finally takes a stand and ends it Our main character Josh has found a letter that his grandfather wrote detailing his love for Eleanor, and her disappearance With this comes a chain of events that is suspenseful and thrilling and even dark and scary at times Family ties are supposed to strong, but when there is betrayals between family members, it is hard to know who to trust and what to trust And with Josh s family, he hasn t ever really know a whole lot about them He didn t know about some of them to begin with But, Josh stayed strong, both for his mother and his sister He went through a lot, and most would have just given up, it wasn t his fight to begin with But that wasn t Josh and I admired that about him Now as for his cousin Seth, he was the epitome of evil There was something off from the beginning And as the story went along, it all came out to A lot of the side characters were really good in this too I just loved Josh s mother, she was just the sweetest thing.The setting was vividly described and it felt like you were right there with John through it all Especially the parts about the Glass City, was a fascinating world that Saville created Magic and spells, and the set of an Alfred Hitchcock movie being the back drop for the town With the magic starting to fade, and the truth about the town coming out and magical creatures appearing in the real world looking like old movies stars, the suspense built and all led up to a pretty intense ending I m not much a science fictions reader, but this hadof a urban dark fantasy vibe to it, that I really enjoyed and I think that other that enjoy the the genre will as well.Overall, this was a gritty and dark world, with family betrayals from the past and the present It was thrilling and kept me guessing on what the Glass Town really was I am curious to see what Saville has in store for us in Coldfall Wood that comes out next year image error

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