The Glass of Time
A page-turning late-Victorian mystery by a master, The Glass of Time is for fans of The Meaning of Night and for readers new to Michael Cox alike.
Picking up the lives of characters from the first novel some twenty years later, The Glass of Time begins in 1876. Nineteen-year-old orphan Esperanza Gorst arrives from Paris at the great country house of Evenwood to become lady’s maid to the 26th Baroness Tansor, the former Miss Emily Carteret. But Esperanza is no ordinary servant. She has been sent by her guardian, the mysterious “Madame,” to uncover the secrets that her new mistress has concealed for decades, and to set right a past injustice which — although Esperanza does not know it — is intimately linked with her own future as well as her past.
Gradually, those secrets are revealed, and with them the true identities of nearly every character — for it seems that no one in Esperanza’s world is who she believes them to be. She finds herself enmeshed in a complicated web of intrigue, deceit, and murder that culminates in a devastating betrayal by those she trusted most.
Richly textured and elegantly told, The Glass of Time is a completely enveloping tale of identity, of the unexpected consequences of hidden truths, and of what can happen when past obsessions impose themselves on an unwilling present.
From the Hardcover edition.
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Review: The Glass of Time (The Meaning of Night #2)User Review - Jim Leckband - Goodreads
The anti-hero of The Meaning of Night, Edward ManyNamesThatBeginWithG, has disappeared, but his daughter takes up the Cause (I think it is capitalized in the text) of restoring the rightful heirs to ... Read full review
Review: The Glass of Time (The Meaning of Night #2)User Review - Robby D - Goodreads
Very enjoyable read..... a lot of twists and turns in the plot, some very surprising-- sometimes read like a Jane Austen novel, but with some suspense and intrigue attached.... good sequel to "Meaning Of Night"... Read full review
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The Glass of Time: The Secret Life of Miss Esperanza Gorst : Narrated by Herself
No preview available - 2008