Revealing The Glass Magician, a Romantic Fantasy from Caroline Stevermer

We’re pleased to share the cover for Caroline Stevermer’s dazzling new novel The Glass Magician, forthcoming in April 2020 from Tor Books. The Glass Magician—reminiscent of The Golem and The Jinni—tells the magical and romantic tale of Thalia Cutler, a scrappy stage magician trying to make it in New York’s Gilded Age. When one of her breathtaking tricks goes horribly wrong, Thalia discovers her ability to shape-shift, giving her the potential to take her place among the rich and powerful. But she’ll have to learn to control her power, for her safety and everyone’s around her.

Claire Eddy, Stevermer’s editor, says:

“I’ll admit that I am a total sucker for historical fantasies. Stage magic of all kinds. And as a kid who grew up in Hell’s Kitchen in Manhattan, all things New York. The fact that Caroline Stevermer has combined all three into an incredible story with a heroine that my younger self would have killed to be, well, a true joy to behold. Caroline’s an amazing storyteller and I really think that this is her best work yet.”

Cover illustration by Chris Gibbs; design by Esther S. Kim


New York 1905—The Vanderbilts. The Astors. The Morgans. They are the cream of society—and they own the nation on the cusp of a new century.

Thalia Cutler doesn’t have any of those family connections. What she does know is stage magic and she dazzles audiences with an act that takes your breath away.

That is, until one night when a trick goes horribly awry. In surviving she discovers that she can shapeshift, and has the potential to take her place among the rich and powerful.

But first, she’ll have to learn to control that power… before the real monsters descend to feast.

The Glass Magician is available April 7th, 2020 from Tor Books.


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