Initially surprised that this was not, in the strictest sense, a sequel to “On The Edge of Wild Water” which I loved. However, it does not take James Morgan-Jones long to seduce the reader into his compelling world and hook us into another compelling narrative. Richly drawn, complex characters navigate a world that is grittily real and contemporary and at the same time mysterious and “other”. It is this navigation of the commonplace and the supernatural that links the books so far in this quintet and long may it continue. The real measure of a novel is that sense of disappointment that you have come to the end and have to leave the author’s world. Hopefully not for long.

Adrian Gilpin, 5 out of 5 stars. Verified Purchase on

This is a great read. The narrative carries you along so that you feel completely absorbed in its reality. It keeps you guessing and takes you, via many twists and turns, to an exciting climax. Reading it on the tube in London I was transported to South Wales and the heatwave of 1976, and was frequently in danger of being carried past my destination stop – I was so engrossed. Well done Mr Morgan-Jones. I’m greatly looking forward to the next book in the series.

North Londoner, 5 out of 5 stars. Verified Purchase on

Many thanks to James for another page turner; it has been the only decent form of entertainment over these Christmas holidays, so thank goodness for some escapism!

Such a fabulous climax – I found myself reading faster and faster as I got caught up in it all, and as another reviewer said, I was quite sad when it came to the end.

Excited to start the next book in the quintet – this will be my New Year reading treat!

Odette, 5 out of 5 stars. Verified Purchase on

Released in 2017, The Glass Citadel is the second book in ‘The Glasswater Quintet’ series. It has proven immensely popular with James’ dedicated band of fans. Behold, the depth of the world The Glass Citadel thrusts you into.

It’s 1976. In its frosted chambers, everyone is alone. An abducted psychic reads the cards to preserve her sanity. In another part of the country, struggling to keep his family from disintegration and to deflect the lethal attentions of an East End gang, Luke is forced to flee his home.

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