Capering on Glass Bridges (The Hawk of Stone Duology, #1) by Jessica Hernandez



The author sent me an ARC of this book (epub format) in exchange for an honest review.

My rating:  ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐

(by Goodreads)

The Utdrendans have spoken, and everything has changed as a consequence. People normally avoid the fog surrounding the cursed Kingdom of Mar, but now they are asking sixteen-year-old Kaia Stone to venture into it. The Utdrendans implied that there is something special about Kaia. They claimed that she could help free the land; she need only carry out their instructions and deliver a message to the Marian king.

Mar, however, is a land in which dark secrets abound, and many will stop at nothing to ensure that it remains forever cursed. Determined to work against Kaia, unfriendly forces have already begun to gather.

Will Kaia choose to abandon the only life she’s ever known—perhaps indefinitely—in pursuit of the greater good…in pursuit of her purpose?

Genre(s): Action & Adventure, Fantasy
Series: The Hawk of Stone Duology, #1
Length: 278 pages
Release date: 2015-08-21



One of Kaia’s earliest memories starred the creature standing before her. Believing it to be a flower, she had picked one up as a child. When she did, what she had confused for a spiraled stem started to unravel, revealing two thin legs; what she had mistaken for stamen began to fuse together, giving shape to a thin elongated beak; with a quiver, the bulb showed itself to be a small – disproportionately so – body; and what she had identified as petals turned out to be…

My Opinion

This book introduces you to Kaia Stone and her family. A strange request sends her to the Kingdom of Mar.

With Capering on Glass Bridges, Jessica Hernandez has created a quite intriguing fantasy story. It is an unusual and compelling read, drawing you into the world of Acu. Jessica Hernandez paints a clear picture of Kaia’s mind while the story evolves. Kaia is very likeable, she is of sufficient depth, this also applies to the other characters – depending on their relevance. The story begins slowly to provide the reader with a solid background; it soon takes on a faster pace, comprises interesting turns, and has a really good flow.

This is a book for you if you like fantasy and adventure, and if you like stronger female characters.

In brief:

Cover ⭐ ⭐ ⭐
Writing ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐
Plot ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐
Characters ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐
Mood Suspenseful, dark
Pace Steady
POV Third person – past tense
Language :mrgreen:
Violence 😳 – 😡
Sexual content :mrgreen:


About the author

Hello, everyone! My name is Jessica. Pleasure to make your acquaintance. 🙂 Allow me to share a bit about myself with you. I was born and raised in the beautiful, sunny state of Florida. I attended the University of Miami, where I spent more time than I care to admit daydreaming of a faraway land called Acu. Upon graduating with a degree in English and Political Science in 2014, I put pen to paper and brought Acu to life—so was born the Hawk of Stone duology.

Connect with the author:

Please take a look at my statement on reading in My train of thoughts on …reading.  Now I am asking you.  🙂

My questions for you bibliophiles:
What about you?  What did you think about Capering on Glass Bridges?  Or – if you did not yet read Capering on Glass Bridges – are you now interested in reading it yourself?

I am looking forward to reading your comments.  🙂





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