The Shadowglass (Bone Witch Series #3)

The Shadowglass (Bone Witch Series #3)

by Rin Chupeco

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ISBN-13: 9781492660606
Publisher: Sourcebooks
Publication date: 03/05/2019
Series: Bone Witch Series , #3
Pages: 480
Sales rank: 11,065
Product dimensions: 5.70(w) x 8.30(h) x 1.90(d)
Age Range: 12 - 17 Years

About the Author

Despite uncanny resemblances to Japanese revenants, Rin Chupeco has always maintained her sense of humor. Raised in Manila, Philippines, she keeps four pets: a dog, two birds, and a husband. She's been a technical writer and travel blogger, but now makes things up for a living. Connect with Rin at www.rinchupeco.com.

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The Shadowglass 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 7 reviews.
Anonymous 4 months ago
A+fitting++ending
Anonymous 20 days ago
Anonymous 28 days ago
I’m just sorry it had to end
Anonymous 3 months ago
I haven’t been more attached to a series of books in years. The story telling is riveting, engaging, and endearing. I have grown to love and admire so much of these characters and their development. Fantastic read from start to finish, first book all the way to the last.
Anonymous 3 months ago
Satisfying+ending.%0A
ruthsic 3 months ago
It's a testament to how much I loved this series that I feared ever reading this book. Because this book meant I would come close to the conclusion, to the pain that started Tea's journey in the first book, when she truly became the feared Dark Asha everyone was waiting her to be. Much like the previous two, this book also goes on in split time, with the present being narrated by an until now unnamed bard, and the past being narrated by Tea. The change in this book is that while both the earlier books had Tea also present with the bard, this one has the bard with all the others - the previous allies of Tea, including her brother Fox. So, the present time of the book is spent in getting to know what they were up to, and their confusion over Tea's actions, and trying to ascertain what she intends. In the past, meanwhile, as we are getting closer and closer to Kalen's death, we also see Tea being tormented by the Dark in her, by her questioning her sanity, being forced to be on the run because of something she doesn't remember doing, and finding out the secrets behind the creation myth of their world. I must admit, the book took me a while to get into in the start, because of the slightly different setting. The world is gearing up for war, in both the past and the present, and Tea has some life- and world-changing decisions to make. Her quest to spare Dark Asha the fate they have been resigned to since centuries molds her into an ideal vessel for an ancient prophecy, but there's also the simple fact that she is just a girl with powerful magic who wished for a simpler life. On the point of pain, this book hits its mark several times, while also expounding on the relationships Tea holds closest to her heart. Still, it has its lighter moments, and I loved how hers and Likh's friendship deepened in this book. Additionally, Likh's arc to accept her identity as a woman was done very well. Hers and Khalad's romance, however, felt like it developed mostly off-page so on-page it felt very rushed? Finally, there were some errors in the galley I read, where a couple of character names were misplaced (a couple of times Kalen was used instead of Kance, leading to some confusion on my part, as well as one chapter where Likh is said to be away on battle when it is obviously not the case). The writing didn't feel as rich as the first book (which blew me away with its details) but I guess this was a different book than that, and also the descriptive nature of that didn't sit well with many readers so maybe it was better to tone it down after all for sake of the plot. Overall, as a conclusion, it works beautifully to wrap up the series, give the characters a good ending, and leave on a satisfactory note.
onemused 4 months ago
"The Shadowglass" is a beautifully lyrical finale to a great YA fantasy series. The book is told in two parts, alternating, where we follow Tea in the past and then a Bard in the present/future. Tea is a dark asha (also known as a bone witch, a slang/disrespectful term) in another world. Asha- witches- are similar to geisha in a world where people have magic and wear their souls around their neck in the form of heartsglass. There are many types of asha, and the primary job of the dark asha is to raise and kill the dangerous daeva, powerful magical creatures created by the False Prince, so that they do not rise on their own and wreak havoc. As we know from the previous books, Tea has changed things and now controls several daeva and seems to be waging war on the kingdoms. The present/future has been presenting us with things that do not seem to add up from what we know of the past, and now, in this third book, the events in the future/present are closely linked with the subsequent sections of the past as they near each other in time. Answers come quickly in this book as we follow Tea's path through history and approach the finale. While you need to read the first two to understand this one, I highly recommend this whole series. Told in lyrical, enchanting prose, this trilogy is simply beautiful. There are a number of big topics addressed here, including defining right/wrong and the value of things we hold dear (here, magic) when they allow for oppression and other evils in addition to the good. Another topic I found interesting is the hiding of knowledge supposedly for the people's good or for one's own interest and the problematic results of doing so. I do not want to say too much to avoid spoilers, but I absolutely loved this trilogy and cannot recommend it enough! Please note that I received an ARC. All opinions are my own.