"Creative fantasy saga"
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
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 creates 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.
Reviewed by PNR Group Member
Posted May 13, 2003
THE GLASSWRIGHTS' TEST is a sequel to the best-selling THE GLASSWRIGHTS' APPRENTICE, THE GLASSWRIGHTS' PROGRESS, and THE GLASSWRIGHTS' JOURNEYMAN.
In TEST, Rani Trader journeys to the distant land of Brianta -- birthplace of First Pilgrim Jair, base for the Fellowship, and home of the exiled Glasswrights' Guild. The Guild has labeled Rani a traitor because she was instrumental in its downfall and banishment. Now, Rani has a chance to redeem herself, to prove that she is a loyal glasswright who is qualified to be a master. Before she can take her master's test, though, Rani must pass other challenges. She must prove herself to the king she honors, the man she loves, the princess she is sworn to protect, and the friends who rely on her. And she must meet the Fellowship's demands -- demands for payment in blood.