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The Glasswrights' Test (Glasswright #4)

3.65  ·  Rating Details ·  469 Ratings  ·  13 Reviews
Glass artisan Rani's loyalty to the Glasswright Fellowship is tested when she's asked to kill the Morenian Queen.
Paperback, 352 pages
Published June 3rd 2003 by Roc
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Feb 03, 2009 R. rated it did not like it
I made the age-old mistake of buying this at the same time as the book immediately prior not having suspected that said book, The Glasswright's Journeyman, would piss me off and offend me so much that I couldn't go on.

I believe I made it through one chapter, which was basically a refresher on everything that infuriated me about the last book, before the rage overtook me.
Keri (JD)
Dec 07, 2009 Keri (JD) rated it it was ok
A book really can't be that good if you hated it enough to take over 2 years to read it...
Joshua Palmatier
Nov 18, 2010 Joshua Palmatier rated it liked it
The Glasswrights' Test is the fourth book in the Glasswrights series by Mindy L. Klasky. I've been steadily working my way through the series these last few months, with my limited reading time. This series is set in a medieval fantasy world--so castles, kings, guilds, etc--but the main focus in on Ranita Glasswright, her quest to restore the Glasswrights' Guild after her actions in the first book caused it to be destroyed, and her own personal quest to become a mastet glasswright herself, since ...more
Jan 08, 2012 Liz rated it did not like it
I almost always finish a book once I've started it, but with this one, I could barely get through two pages before I found something better to do. Like watching paint dry. It was excruciatingly plodding and dull.

In the first book, I thought Rani's actions when her fellow Glasswrights were being mutilated daily were despicable, and that's why I couldn't get into this book. I sympathized with the Glasswrights guild. They, especially the thumbless journeymen, have every reason to loathe her and wan
Jamie (Books and Ladders)
The storyline for this novel did not seem to make sense to me. It was all over the place. At first I thought we got to see things from Berylina's point of view because she would be instrumental to The Fellowship, but then she died. And I thought maybe Crestman reappearing would mean that Rani and Hal would be able to bring the Little Army home, but nope he's gone rogue. It seemed like the characters were all very out of character throughout this whole novel. I feel like the author was like, hm ...more
Nov 09, 2008 Donna rated it liked it
Shelves: library, fantasy
Rani travels to yet another foreign land, where she's been asked to look after a princess making a pilgrimage. Instead she spends most of her time trying to be accepted by the remnants of the Glasswright guild, who still (irrationally) see her as a traitor who caused most of their problems.

I found myself losing patience with this book. The princess became a main focus of the story out of nowhere. Rani regressed as a character, repeating some of her mistakes of previous books. She made some terri
Sep 03, 2015 Sarah rated it it was ok
It wasn't bad. To be fair, I haven't read the others in the series.

I liked that the representations of gods were different and unique (tastes, sounds, feelings, etc that didn't necessarily go with the concept, like a nightingale song for the god of water).

But I didn't have any particular investment in the characters while I was reading either.
Summer Peterson
May 11, 2013 Summer Peterson rated it liked it
I ended up skipping over the boring areas. I'm frustrated with Hal. Rani has given him everything and he still doubts her loyalty. Rani I felt was weak in this book. She knows what a journeyman's job is supposed to be but she let her guild use and abuse her.
Susan Tietjen
Apr 19, 2013 Susan Tietjen rated it really liked it
Love Mindy Klasky. A unique writing voice and believable world. I feel for her characters and I fear her antagonists.
Oct 15, 2012 John rated it really liked it
Um...I'm farther behind in book updating than I thought...LOL This was a good 4th book but parts of it were a touch annoying.
Jan 01, 2014 Sarah rated it it was amazing
This series keeps getting better and better - and darker. Read my full review at Dreamworld Book Reviews:
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Mindy Klasky learned to read when her parents shoved a book in her hands and told her that she could travel anywhere in the world through stories. She never forgot that advice.

Mindy's travels took her through multiple careers, including copyright lawyer and law librarian. Mindy now writes full time. Her books fall in a number of genres -- including traditional fantasy, urban fantasy, and category
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