The Glass Swallow (Paperback)
Rain designs exquisite stained glass for the windows of her city. But the law is clear - it is forbidden for girls to be part of the glassmakers' guild. To keep her secret hidden, she leaves home and travels to the strange new country of Magharna.When Peri witnesses Rain's capture by a gang of bandits, both his fate and his heart become tried to hers. They escape the outlaws, but Peri and his family of falconers are untouchables who are scorned by all, and Rain is not allowed to be part of their lives.Can Rain and Peri survive the prejudices against them? And with the country on the brink of disaster will they be able to stop their world from smashing apart?
Julia Golding is a multi-award winning writer for children and young adults. She also writes as Joss Stirling (Finding Sky) and Eve Edwards (YA historical). Former British diplomat and Oxfam policy adviser, she has now published over thirty books in genres ranging from historical adventure to fantasy. Read carefully and you'll spot all sorts of material from her diplomatic and Oxfam careers popping up in unexpected places. She has a doctorate in English literature from doctorate in English literature from Oxford. Studying for this prompted her to write her first novel, 'The Diamond of Drury Lane', set in 1790 and told by her intrepid heroine, Cat Royal. It went on to win the Waterstones Children's Book Prize 2006 and the Nestle Children's Book Prize 2006 (formerly known as the Smarties Prize). In the US, 'Secret of the Sirens' won the honor book medal of the Green Earth Book Award. 'Dragonfly' won the 2012 Beehive Book Award, Young Adult Division, given by the Children's Literature Association of Utah and voted on by readers in schools and public libraries. Over half a million of her books have been sold worldwide in many languages.