Face of Glass

Rated 4.50/5 based on 2 reviews
On an ancient island paradise, an ambitious foreign merchant overturns tradition. But even as finely-crafted stone gives way before steel, an ancient power seems to offer a lowly slave one slim chance to change his fate, and restore his tribe to its former glory. This power, however, comes at a terrible price: it threatens everything he had hoped to gain. More

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This book participated in the 2012 National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo).

Goal reached!
Stats, as of November 29, 2012:
51240 words completed (goal: 50000)
Average words/day: 1830

About Damon L. Wakes

Damon L. Wakes was born in 1991 and began to write a few years later. In 2012, he graduated from the University of Reading with a degree in English Literature. He produces both short stories and novels, and particularly enjoys crafting new worlds.


One of three legends featured in Face of Glass, "Mountain" tells of how the hero SutaKe vanquished the first element to threaten his tribe.

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Review by: MR Graham on May 23, 2016 :
There is no negative to this book. 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.
(reviewed 3 years after purchase)
Review by: G. Deyke on Aug. 23, 2013 :
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. Well worth the read, although I feel it could have done with one more round of proofreading.
(reviewed 70 days after purchase)

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