Thursday, June 12, 2008

The Glasswrights' Progress (Book 2 of 5)

Mulluane | 12:53 AM | 1 Comment so far

By Mindy L. Klasky

The Little Army...

Rani Trader survived the destruction of her family, her glasswrights' guild, and everything else that she held dear. She has begun to settle into her new life, living in the palace of Morenia's new king. A brutal betrayal, though, within the very castle walls, results in Rani being kidnapped, carried overseas to distant Amanthia.

There, Rani discovers a plot against her king. Amanthia has raised the Little Army, a murderous force composed entirely of children. When Rani meets their captain, Crestman, she dreams of liberating the Little Army. But will she live long enough to try?

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The Glasswrights' Progress (Book 2 of 5) by Mindy L. Klasky

| Genre: Epic Fantasy
| Content: Heroine, Coming-of-age
| ISBN-10: 1617563080
| ISBN-13: 9781617563089
| Publisher: (January 4, 2011)
| Paperback: 370 pages
| Cover Artist: Jerry Vanderstelt
| Source: Personal copy
| Read an Excerpt
| Rating: 3/5 Stars
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The Glasswrights' Progress (Glasswright, #2)

♥ Mini Review ♥
In the second book of the series, 2 years have passed, Rani Trader is now 15 and about to embark, against her will, on another adventure. Bashi, the disgraced prince, kidnaps both Rani and Mair as he flees to his mother's homeland.

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This book introduces us to another land, and another unique caste system. Again I enjoyed the worldbuilding. The country to which Rani and Mair are transported is a cruel land where the ruler, to punish a portion of the population for uprising against his rule, enslaves children and forces them to become soldiers. There are some poignant moments, a budding romance and some serious coming of age issues as the new king struggles with his decision to rescue or avenge the kidnapping of his subjects. Meanwhile Rani just tries to survive.

The story abounds with elements of loyalty and betrayal, life and death, hope and despair and of course, winning against all odds. This book can stand on its own but I look forward to seeing what else the author throws at Rani and how she overcomes any new obstacles in her quest to restore the glasswrights' guild.

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Series Summary ~ Book One ~ Book Three ~ Book Four ~ Book Five

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Epic Fantasy Book Review of The Glasswrights' Progress (Book 2 of 5) by Mindy L. Klasky - Reviewed by Mulluane - on June 12 2008 - Rating: 3 of 5 Stars

Mulluane is a 56-year-old proud grandmother of 4, who is passionate about her pets, blogging, traditional fantasy, and tinkering with webdesign. She is obssesively photo shy but she uses an avatar that accurately represents her dreams. ♥ You can also find her on:

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1 comment :

  1. Thanks for the link love!
    I like your blog by the way.


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