Scalisi has one love, one freedom, in her life: The Dance.
For her, there is only ballet and her duty to the Scalisi
family. Everything changes when Connor Finn, dubbed
Quicksilver by the press for his liquid grace and gorgeous
coloring, wanders into the picture. The pair train as
dance partners, and are unable to fight their instant
attraction. They soon become lovers. Still, Glory cannot
escape her secrets and the supernatural ties that control
her existence. She can only enjoy this brief interlude
with Connor and pray that one day she will be free to love,
to dance and to live with him.
is a sweet, whimsical tale with an underlying
contemporary darkness. The story slowly unwinds measure by
measure until all you can do is “ooh” and “ah” at each
revelation. Connor is an assertive, talented man and a
perfect balance for Glory’s vulnerability and passion. Both
characters share a strength and courage that shines through
Ms. Katz’s writing. They face all the ugliness of the world
with admirable perseverance, and being artists, they are not
strangers to pain and hardship. The sex scenes are
combustible while leaving you with the feeling that Glory
and Connor are truly connected mentally and emotionally to
I would have enjoyed seeing more of Glory’s father, Damiano,
because whenever he makes an appearance he is remarkable.
Of course, too much of him would have been a bit of a
distraction, too. The Scalisi family brings a sinister tone
by displaying the uglier aspects of human nature. However,
by the end of Glory, we are also shown that
human beings can redeem their actions and choices through
noble acts, kindness and love.