The Glasswright's Test
by Mindy L. Klasky
Category: Fiction / Fantasy
352 pages; ISBN: 0451459318
Rating: 9/10 (Ratings explained)
Reviewer: Harriet Klausner
Eleven years ago, Rani was at the wrong place at the wrong time and as the results of her actions the Glasswright’s Guild was destroyed, its guildhall torn down, it’s members tortured then sent into exile. Rani stayed in the kingdom of Morenia and became close friends of king. She worked to build up a new Glasswright’s Guild and she’s sponsored a troupe of entertainers, one of which, Tovin became her lover. All of this should have satisfied her yet she sill yearned to be accepted by her exiled guild now living in Brianta.
The Fellowship, a shadow organization that has members from every walk of life and armies to rule the world, force the Glasswright Guildmaster to invite Rani to Brianta to take the test to become a master in the Guild. When she arrives there, the fellowship contact her and force her to make a choice that will tear her apart.
THE GLASSWRIGHT’S TEST is fantasy the way it was meant to be written. Mindy L. Klasky is a powerful world-builder who crates a kingdom that is rich in culture and history, a place where a highborn princess can communicate with the gods. The heroine is a very independent and determined woman who sets a goal and lets nothing and nobody stand in her way. That character trait is her biggest strength and weakness because it allows her to survive while pushing those close to her away. This reviewer can’t wait for the next installment in this creative fantasy saga.
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