Waiting on Wednesday: The Glass of Lead and Gold


The Glass of Lead and Gold

Written by Cornelia Funke

96 pages

Published by Pushkin Press

Publication date: 27th September 2018

Summary (from Goodreads):

In a land of elves, mermaids and trolls, true magic is where you least expect it…

In the snow-covered city of Londra, young Tabetha survives by finding treasures in the mudbanks of the river Themse. On Christmas Eve, a sinister stranger asks her to keep her eyes open for a priceless, long-lost magical object: the Glass of Lead and Gold.

As word of the Glass spreads across the city, Tabetha finds herself with some unlikely companions, not least a one-armed girl and a rather impressive soup chef. But will Tabetha discover that there are even greater fortunes to be found than the magical Glass?

Why I can’t wait to read this book:

  • I love Cornelia Funke‘s books and particularly love the Reckless series which is set in the Mirrorworld, where this book will be set.
  • The Mirrorworld is one of my favourite fictional worlds because it is a place where all of the fairytales are true and they all have a darker side to them than the sanitized modern versions. I am interested to see another corner of this world explored, after following Jacob and Fox through so many other places in it.
  • This sounds like a wonderfully-atmospheric story to read in the colder, darker months when it seems as if the characters from folklore really could be hiding around the corner.
  • I am intrigued by magical objects and the people who trade in them. I want to know more about Tabetha and how she ended up where she is. Her odd companions sound interesting too!
  • This should give me something to tide me over until the fourth book in the Reckless series comes out next year!

What do you think?

Does this sound like the kind of book you would enjoy?

Will you be reading this or do you have any other anticipated releases you would recommend to me?

Let me know in the comments!

See some other Waiting on Wednesday posts here:  When the Mountains Roared, The Exact Opposite of Okay, To Kill a Kingdom, StarfishThe Gloaming, The Smoke Thieves, The Way You Make Me Feel, The Queens of Innis Lear, Legendary, Nyxia UnleashedBright Ruin, A Thousand Beginnings and Endings, Empress of All Seasons, Tempests and Slaughter, Grim Lovelies.

While you’re here, why not check out my reviews of Gilded Cage, The Cruel Prince, Ascension or Love, Hate and Other Filters?

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Thanks for reading!




39 Comments Add yours

  1. thegirlwithallthebooks says:

    This sounds great! I love the cover 😍

    Liked by 1 person

  2. It sounds intriguing, and I like the cover!

    Liked by 1 person

    1. If you haven’t read the Mirrorworld books yet, I would strongly recommend them!

      Liked by 1 person

      1. I will look in to them!

        Liked by 1 person

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