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Shards of Glass

A Novel

by (author) Michelle Sagara

MIRA Books
Initial publish date
Nov 2023
Action & Adventure, Dragons & Mythical Creatures, Epic
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    Publish Date
    Nov 2023
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    Nov 2023
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"This magical thrill-ride is a treat." —Publishers Weekly on Cast in Wisdom

The Academia, once an elite proving ground for the rulers of the world, has been frozen for centuries. Now its strange slumber has ended, and a new Chancellor, an orange-eyed dragon, has reopened its lecture halls and readied its dorms. In order to thrive once more, however, the Academia needs fresh blood—new students with a passion and talent for learning.

One such student, Robin, has the perfect recruit in mind: his friend Raven, an orphan who lives in the dangerous Warrens. Robin grew up in the Warrens, and he wouldn't have made it if not for Raven. He knows she’ll be safe at the Academia, where her unusual gifts can be appreciated.

But when students start turning up dead, the campus threatens to collapse completely. Raven and Robin will not let that happen to their new home…if they can survive long enough to figure out who—or what—is trying to kill them.


About the author

New York Times bestselling author Michelle Sagara writes as both Michelle Sagara and Michelle West; she is also published as Michelle Sagara West. She lives in Toronto with her long-suffering husband and her two children, and to her regret has no dogs.
She can be found @msagara on Twitter or

Michelle Sagara's profile page

Editorial Reviews

"Shards of Glass is a spellbinding fantasy with a powerful tale of friendship at its beating heart. With vivid world building and compelling characters, this is a treasure of a book."
—Kylie Lee Baker, author of The Keeper of Night

"[An] elaborate, magic-filled tale.... A treat."
Publishers Weekly on Shards of Glass

"A puzzling, absorbing mystery.... Recommended for readers who have been caught up in the fantasy mystery trend, anyone looking for a way into Elantra without wading through its vast lore, and those who fell away from the series and are looking for a route back."
Library Journal on Shards of Glass

"First-rate fantasy. Sagara's complex characterizations and rich world-building lift her above the crowd."
—Kelley Armstrong, New York Times bestselling author

"No one provides an emotional payoff like Michelle Sagara... It doesn't get any better than this!"
—Bestselling author Tanya Huff

"Sagara swirls mystery and magical adventure together with unforgettable characters." —Publishers Weekly on Cast in Silence

"Easily one of my favorite authors." —Dear Author on Cast in Silence

"Sagara's remarkable Cast novels are a voyage of discovery into one young woman's fearsome destiny. Filled with time-release plot threads and intricate details, these books are both mesmerizing and unforgettable. If you're a fan of rich fantasy, this is the series for you!" —RT Book Reviews on Cast in Secret

“This world feels so complex and so complete.” — on The Emperor's Wolves

“Enjoyable, entertaining, engaging fantasy.” — on the Chronicles of Elantra series

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