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4/30 Day Book Meme: Favorite Book of a Series

In which I reflect on the best book in my favorite series, a literary thriller set in Victorian England.

Day 4: Favorite book of your favorite series:

Both authors, Michael Cox and Stieg Larsson passed away in the middle without finishing the series. It’s been said that Larsson’s what is now known as the Millennium series was meant to consist of 10 volumes. Michael Cox’s duo, The Meaning of Night and The Glass of Time, are the best series I’ve read. They belong to a cross genre known as literary thrillers. The Glass of Time would reinforce happenings and secrets from The Meaning of Night. Building onto the events and their aftermath in the first book, the sequel digs even deeper into the secrets that provoke and justify Edward Glyver’s calculated, punctilious murder in the first novel. A girl named Alice is instructed to infiltrate the house of Lady Tansor. That emptiness in her becomes an opportunity for Alice to insinuate into her life for the purpose of retribution. Consequence of love can be as dire as the commission of murder and to self-destruction. As for Alice herself, as truth to be revealed, he has loved and trusted only to be given deception and lies in return. On top of revenge, the book is about the struggles to honor one’s personal history, to break free of the weight (mistakes) of the past, and to form lasting ties even while holding on to secrets kept in plain sight. I am pulled in different directions by the competing claims of Lady Tansor and Alice Gorst, who are brought together by sinful legacy, in a clash between emotion, friendship, and the demands of justice.

7 Responses

  1. It is always so nice to visit your blog. And now I learned about a news series (abbreviated) that look really good to me.

    Rose City Reader

  2. What a tragedy to lose these authors. I’m a fan of Michael Cox. You did him justice.

  3. Wow, I don’t know this one but it looks really good. I know much more about Larsson.

  4. […] 4: Favorite book of your favorite series The Glass of Time by Michael […]

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