The Glass Demon
Teenager Lin Fox is a stranger in a strange land—Germany, where her father has come on a quixotic quest to locate a priceless artifact. The medieval (and possibly mythical) Allerheiligen stained glass is believed by some to be lost, by others to have been destroyed, and by virtually all to be haunted. A mysterio ...more
BUT.....to my delight it achieved this. I wou ...more
Things I loved: Terrific tension--The Glass Demon is really scary! Great writing. Realism of Lin's family: they're not absent, they loom large in the story an ...more
Secretive townsfolk, open hostility, even unhelpful law enforcers seem to point to only one thing. No one wants the glass to be found. What they do want is the Foxes out of their town, or dead.
The main story was mystery and horror combined, underscored with the secondary plot of Lin’s sister, Polly, having anore ...more
I really didn't get this book. A demon haunting medieval stained glass...not really ...more
Lin Fox verhuist naar Duitsland vanwege haar vader, profes ...more
SPOILERS, COMING, MAYBE
What disappointed was the reveal of the villain--there were several suspects--including the title demon right up to the end--but not enough information was given for the reader to do anything but guess. That means ...more
So the story picked up at around 80% and thought it would be good at the end but I felt a bit disappointed at the end. I really hoped that the story would follow through if you know what I mean.
Among the mitigating factors why this book became a favorite of mine is that I am a medievalist; I love a good mystery; I spent a year, which included a summer, wandering the countryside of Germany before my senior year, visiting abbeys, cathedrals and castle ruins. Heck, I am even writing a book about my adventures called ‘The Gargoyle Girls’! This story made me feel like I was back there doing it all over again. ...more
Lin is the seventeen-year-old narrator and she's a wonderful protagonist. She's smart and brave, but at the same time slightly self-centered and self-absorbe ...more
Narrator: This story is told entirely through the eyes of one of the Professor's teenage daughter, Lin. This me ...more
This book builds slowly, revealing the mystery ...more
Helen Grant (born 1964 in London) is an author of novels for young adults, now based in Scotland. Her first novel, The Vanishing of Katharina Linden, was published by Penguin Books in April 2009. It was shortlisted for the Booktrust Teenage Prize and the CILIP Carnegie Medal. It has also been published in Germany as Die Mädchen des Todes, and has been published in Spain, Holland and the US.