Sunday, June 8, 2008

The Glasswrights' Test (Book 4 of 5)

By Mindy L. Klasky

The ultimate test...

Rani Trader has finally been summoned by her exiled Glasswrights Guild, invited to test for the rank of master. Rani has craved such acceptance for years, and she has high hopes that all her past mistakes will finally be forgiven.

Rani journeys to Brianta, the religious center of all the land. Soon, she is cut off from her long-trusted companions, isolated by the glasswrights who have long memories of past betrayals.

Surrounded by religious fanatics, sickened by long hours of study, Rani soon realizes that she will be tested on far more than her knowledge of glassmaking--and the lives of loved ones hang in the balance.

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The Glasswrights' Test (Book 4 of 5) by Mindy L. Klasky

| Genre: Epic Fantasy
| Content: Heroine, Coming-of-age
| ISBN-10: 1617563161
| ISBN-13: 9781617563164
| Publisher: (January 17, 2011)
| Paperback: 360 pages
| Cover Artist: Jerry Vanderstelt
| Source: Personal copy
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| Rating: 3/5 Stars
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The Glasswrights' Test (Volume Four in the Glasswrights Series)

♥ Mini Review ♥
Ranita has been put through every trial imaginable but at no time has she forgotten her dream. The dream of rebuilding the Glasswright's Guild in Morenia, the guild which was destroyed and banished because a few its member's were involved in the murder of the former king's eldest son. When Ranita receives an invite to come and be tested by what is left of the guild, which has fled to Brianta, it seems to good to be true. Afterall the remaining members of the guild blame her for its demise, not knowing that she was completely innocent in the prince's death.

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But the privilege will come with a price so dear it could cost Ranita everybody she loves.

Then there are those who have their own stories and whose fate is tied into Ranita's. There is Tobin the player who is in love with her, there is Mair the Touched who has stood by her since the day she fled from the guild in fear of her life, there is King Hal who has depended on her to save both his kingdom, and his sanity and there is Berylina, the god touched princess who was intended to be King Hal's wife but the God's have claimed her for their own. And there is the Fellowship of Jair, a shadow organization that ruthlessly uses its members to its own ends.

This author amazes me with her skills. For one thing she manages to make each volume of this series completely unique by moving the story from country to country, introducing new cultures, religions, traditions and customs. She isn't afraid to present Ranita with impossible choices and have her fail, even as she succeeds. If nothing else these books show that nothing ever comes without a price even if you have the best intentions and that with strength and determination, you can endure life's heartaches. A valuable lesson at any age.

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Series Summary ~ Book One ~ Book Two ~ Book Three ~ Book Five

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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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