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Entombed in Glass

(Unfortunate Soul Chronicles #2)

4.33  ·  Rating details ·  148 ratings  ·  57 reviews
Mirror, mirror on the wall.
What’s behind that fated call?
He’s the seer of present, future, and past,
Yet remains a nameless face entombed in glass.

Raised as a servant in the underwater kingdom of Atlantica, Alastor worked his way up to a regal member of the Royal Guard. Only as a decorated soldier did he stand a chance of winning the hand of the woman he’s loved since
Kindle Edition, 178 pages
Published March 29th 2018 by Anchor Group Publishing
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Alice (Married To Books)
I am participating in the promotional blog tour for this book! Because of being one of the tour hosts, I received a free digital copy for review as well as the first book in the series Rise of the Sea Witch from Xpresso Blog Tours and the author Stacey! Big thank you to them both :)

Entombed in Glass follows on from the events of Rise of the Sea Witch but following a different character called Alastor. He used to have a deep crush towards Vanessa/Ursula but now is trapped in the world where human
Chelsies Reading Escape
Rise of the Sea Witch was one of my favorite books of last year. Probably my favorite mermaid book to date but this sequel was nothing like the Ursela origin story we got in the first book. I was really looking forward to the sequel, but sadly we don't get to follow the same main character and none of it takes place underwater. I really wanted to know what was happening with Princess Vanessa/Ursela and I probably would have enjoyed this more had we gotten some of her perspective. Despite it not ...more
Mar 31, 2018 rated it really liked it
Book two of the Unfortunate Souls Chronicles picks up where book one, Rise of the Sea Witch left off. "The stench of charred flesh gagged me. A cloud of smoke and rubble burned my eyes and scorched down my throat." is how this tale begins. I must say that I truely enjoyed the first story in the series. It sucked me in and I read it in less than a day. This one did the same. Unlike book one, which is from Vanessa's point of view, this time, we follow Alistor.

Alistor awakens and attempts to call o
Jennifer Treviño
Mar 30, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Rourke weaves her magic once again transporting us through time & space on a journey we won’t soon forget.
After book 1’s ending I could hardly stand the wait, but as always it was well worth it. Entombed in Glass picks up where Rise of the Sea Witch left us although this merman’s journey is far from what he’d envisioned. The gods varying agendas bring a kaleidoscope of horrors, worries, visions, & hopes to Alastor’s path but also adventure as well as friend & foe. Rourke’s twisted spin on this c
Katherine Paschal
**Review on Smada's Book Smack

"Wander too far, and you can lose who you are.”

I am just so in love with the fact Stacey creates her own type of fairy-tale retelling, an idea of the original fairy-tale, and then adding myths and legends, ending up with this entirely unique (super dark!) version I could never have imagined. Entombed is the second in the series, where the chain of events led to this leg of the journey but it was almost as if it was completely separate (minus the ref
Feb 24, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: arc, 2018
I received an ARC to give an honest review.
What can this author not do?

Man, she blew it out of the water with this one (pun intended). In Entombed in Glass, we are introduced to Alastor who is now on land. Though he longs to be back with his beloved below the sea, what will he have to do to get back to her? It won't be easy and it seems that Alastor will have what some will call a curse and others call a gift. He will be able to see in the past, present, and future but at a price. He is the man
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Mar 28, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Note: This review contains NO spoilers

What the heck, Stacey!?! Every time I read your books, especially the ones that take a twist on fairy tales, I am just mind blown with all the intricacies and twisty storylines. This is yet another story that gets readers involved and engrossed with her characters.

Entombed in Glass is the second title in the Unfortunate Soul Chronicles which takes readers on epic adventure filled with dark twists and turns. The characters are complicated, yet familiar. Yes,
Jenny Bynum Black Words-White Pages
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"Mirror, mirror on the wall. I order you, now, to answer my call."

What another amazing trip into the mind of Stacey Rourke. I loved this book as much as the rest of this author's work. She reels us in with her words that floats off the pages of each of her stories and I have been captured into this incredible world with a piece of myself left within the pages just as the characters in the story.

The characters were phenomenal. I absol
Mar 25, 2018 rated it really liked it
Fairy tale retelling with a swashbuckling twist!

I loved Rise of the Sea Witch for its sass and obvious love of classic Disney. While there were hints of a much larger, inter-connected world in the first book, we didn't venture much further beyond under the sea. So I was excited to read Entombed in Glass and discover where Alastor's story would take us.

Alastor, the Sea Witch's childhood best friend and true love, is separated from her at the end of Rise. Rather than recount his perspective of e
Oct 20, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: empty-my-tbr
A great companion novel!
Lois Beeney
Mar 08, 2018 rated it it was amazing
This book was awesome! It was an epic adventure, and gave me a new take on some old tales. That being said, it's also about honor and love and the lengths the hero would go to for both. I can't wait to see what's next. ...more
Lynn  2 Girls & A Book
Feb 22, 2018 rated it really liked it
Entombed in Glass is the second installment in the Unfortunate Souls Chronicles and follows Alastor, whom you met in Rise of the Sea Witch. It entwines parts of such classics as Snow White, Alice in Wonderland, and Peter Pan with a bit of mythology thrown in for good measure. What can I say? Rourke is a master of binding all these elements together with her witchy prowless. This tale is beautifully written but unlike its predecessor, Entombed in Glass is a far more morbid and twisted tale. The m ...more
Feb 01, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Oh my maddening joy! Such a fabulously fun and twisting book. Miss Rourke's mind a beautifully weird place that gives us such crazy, awesome reads! ...more
Cheree Castellanos Edits
Feb 12, 2018 rated it it was amazing
WOAH! What just happened here? That... was... EPIC! The way this book comes together and mixes so flawlessly with so many other stories, I swear this was the way they were originally meant to be written! Alastar, oh Alastar, you sweet, beautiful merman! Heart of gold and face of an angel. But we ain't seen nothin yet! Dive into an adventure that will leave you shocked and wanting, no, needing more! You will never believe what each new page holds and reveals! Stacey Rourke has done it again! ...more
Nancy (The Avid Reader)
At the end of the battle between the Mer and the humans, Alastor finds himself at death’s door. What a coincident it is that he just so happens to run into Hades while he is using the last of his strength to make his way back to the water, his people and his beloved princess Vanessa.

Hades makes Alastor a deal he can’t refuse. The deal is that if Alastor will agree to become his slave and servant he will give him his life back. What is a dude to do when he only has two choices, live or die? What
Mar 29, 2018 rated it really liked it
Before I started reading the book, I expected it to be more of a continuation of what happened to those underwater – the first book being solely underwater, and all. However, from the very beginning, it starts on land, where the last book left off, and we never make it back to the water. I was not disappointed by this at all. It was a very interesting story to find out what would now happen to Alastor on land and with legs. He is immediately forced to make difficult choices, and every choice he ...more
Toi Thomas
I'm really enjoying the Unfortunate Souls Chronicles series. I thought Rise of the Sea Witch was wonderful. This second installment of the series, Entombed in Glass, is also pretty good. Where the first book in the series focused on one central story, the second book in the series veers off of a bit. I think because there's so much going on in this second book, it was hard for me to fall in love with it, as much as I did the first book. I would say that this book is a 3.5 to 4-star rating overal ...more
Julia Red Hatter Book Blog
Mar 22, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Entombed in Glass transported me into a fantastical world filled with secrets and heart break yet also a bit of hope. We start off pretty much where we ended in Vanessa's book. Alastor wakes on the beach confused as to why he's alive, he sees Vanessa yet can't reach her. After Hades promises to reunite them after he completes a few tasks we are sent into a world filled with mystery, secrets, magic, and sacrifices. All so Alastor can be with Vanessa again.

Alastor has surpassed everything I thoug
Belle's Book Labyrinth
Freakin' Stacey! Again I have fallen under her spell as her writing captivated me, going through different emotions as we follow the merman soldier, Alastor, Vanessa's love interest from "Rise of the Sea Witch". If you have not read Rise, I recommend to read it first as it is part of the trilogy. I was happy, confused, hopeful and then that ending!! I. AM. HEARTBROKEN!

Book 2, while not directly connected to Book 1 but more of a continuation with other characters, starts us off where Rise left u
Apr 07, 2018 rated it it was amazing

I just wrote down and deleted a paragraph full of spoilers that I just typed because this book has me so excited! (Can you tell I'm excited by the number of exclamation points I've already used? )

I absolutely love everything related to Alice in Wonderland and all the madness that comes with it. This book had all the madness that I love and so much more. I couldn't have guessed the twists and the back stories that was weaved into this brilliant book.

I honestly don't
Paranormal Tendencies
Apr 02, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Book 2 of the Poor unfortunate souls series
Poor Alastor. The book begins right where the first one ended; on the beach, amidst the remains of the mermen that didn’t stand a chance on land. Alastor sees Vanessa, his love, return to the sea. This is where his journey begins and we leave the kingdom of Atlantica.
Alastor’s new journey takes him to a kingdom with a dying queen and a king desperate to save her. He tasks Alastor with a quest to find a magical mirror that can show him how to save his q
Mar 31, 2018 rated it really liked it
This is the continuation of Rise of the Sea Witch and I recommend reading that story first. Alastor has survived, is now on land and has been told by Hades himself that he will reunite Alastor and Vanessa only after Alastor completes a few things for him. This sends Alastor on a journey to different lands and comes across characters from different fairy tales, including Snow White, Alice in Wonderland, and Peter Pan to name a few.
Usually I rush to one click Stacey Rourke and wait with baited br
Candyce Kirk
Apr 04, 2018 rated it really liked it
3.5 stars

After reading Rise of the Sea Witch, I couldn't wait to start this book. While I really enjoyed Entombed in Glass, I was sad we didn't get any glimpse of what happened after Vanessa's transformation. Near the end we get some idea of one thing she's done since then, but not a lot. I love Alastor though and was happy that he got a story. Again Stacey Rourke did a great job with retellings, I saw glimpses of Alice in Wonderland, Peter Pan and of course we read about Hades and Persephone. E
C. Erani Kole
It's a 4.5 for me leaning towards the final set of stars I went with! Why? Because I love retellings and I tend to be super critical when it comes to these. With Rourke, I don't have to worry. The first book with Vanessa aka The Little Mermaid's Ursula was just a little cheesy (very, very little, honest) but then it got all serious and made me cry so when I got to read Alastor's story, who's also the love of her life that she lost in the battle against the humans, I was so freaking on board with ...more
Sep 23, 2019 rated it it was ok
Shelves: fantasy
Entombed in Glass is the second installment in the Unfortunate Soul Chronicles series. It follows from the events of the first book and focuses on what happens with Alastor after the epic battle of the first book. He is a merman with legs seeking a way back to the sea and the one he loves. Enter Hades with an agenda that ultimately leads to Alastor finding himself in a far away land in a seemingly impossible mission. Along the way, he runs into characters with qualities reminiscent of the Mad Ha ...more
Mar 07, 2018 rated it really liked it
I was thrilled to be able to read the second book in the Unfortunate Soul Chronicles. I absolutely loved book one, and I couldn't wait to see what Rourke would come up with in this next installment.
I was completely captivated by this story and could barely read fast enough to satisfy my need to know what would happen next. The tasks set before Alastor were challenging to say the least, as his partnership with Sterling was proving to be a bit of a chore as well. The quest they had set upon was f
Mar 08, 2018 rated it it was amazing
From the first sentence, "The stench of charred flesh gagged me," I was hooked on award winning author Stacey Rourke's rollicking great tale of a hero and his hilariously quirky partner, Sterling, searching for a magical mirror needed to save a dying queen. No one knows how to write great dialog like Stacey Rourke, and in "Entombed in Glass" you get the best! My favorite character, Sterling, made the adventure of this novel even more fun! The twists and turns the lead characters go through, alon ...more
Nick Sweet
Apr 12, 2018 rated it did not like it
As much as I wanted to get into this as much as I had the first book, I wasn't as drawn in as I was with "Rise of the Sea Witch". While the first book was a well crafted backstory for Ursula the Sea Witch, with compelling characters and a well conceived plot, this book to me felt like a poorly conceived Disney fan fiction. There were several times while reading this that I got really confused with the story, with appearances from several different Disney properties, such as "Hercules", "Snow Whi ...more
Feb 21, 2018 rated it it was amazing
In this book you get see Stacey’s take on the man in the mirror. You learn how he gets there. Also you get to meet some other characters from other fairy tales.

I find the main character just fascinating. How he comes in to himself and in turn saves two of his fellow travelers and more.

The book ends with you wanting more and I have to say I can’t wait to see how they all entangle with each other.

Stacey does a good job of developing the characters and making easy to visualize them and their surr
Megan | A Page to Turn
Apr 02, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: fantasy, retelling
After events that happen in book one, Alastor is on dry land... and I loved this book just as much as Rise of the Sea Witch! It pretty much picks up where the first one left off... but with a lot more interesting plot twists coming your way! Like on the cover - we see that Alastor becomes kind of the man in the mirror which allows him certain gifts.. that could also be seen as a curse. I loved this story so much - it brings out the retelling and Disney fan in me! There is so much more adventure ...more
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