Face Of Glass
In ancient days when the island was new, the three elements—Mountain, Sun and Moon—came to threaten Man.
One by one, the hero SutaKe challenged these great figures, and with his cunning conquered them. The island now is ruled by Man alone, and SutaKe’s legend lives on through the ages.
But when a foreign merchant brings a new element—Steel—to the shores of the island, legends alone are not enough to resist it. A young slave, ParuMe, seizes the chance to claim an ancient power, and with it his freedom. However, this power comes at a terrible price: it threatens everything he had hoped to gain.
- “Written in a gorgeous, lyrical style reminiscent of the best of oral storytelling tradition, Face of Glass digs deep into an expertly-constructed world an anthropologist could not fault. (I am an anthropologist, and I cannot fault it.) Wakes hits a mark somewhere between fantasy and myth, exploring identity and power and arrogance in the vein of the great heroic cycles.” - M.R. Graham (USA Today bestselling author)
- “I loved everything about this book. Set amongst a stone-age tribe on an island, the world-building is superb and refreshing. So much modern fantasy is based around medieval Europe and I love having the opportunity to read something different.” - Shona Kinsella (author of Ashael Rising)
- “There are stories; there are stories within stories; there are stories about stories. Face of Glass is all three, and the layers are masterfully interwoven.” -G. Deyke (author of Sahta, First Child)