The Glasswrights' Apprentice (Glasswright, #1)

The Glasswrights' Apprentice (Glasswright, #1) Mind Your CasteRani Trader Was Born A Merchant, But Now She Is An Apprentice In The Prestigious Glasswrights Guild When Rani Witnesses The Murder Of The Crown Prince, She S Accused Of Being The KillerOn The Run And Labeled A Traitor, Rani Must Travel The City Streets, Masquerading Through Her Kingdom S Strict Castes As She Attempts To Discover The Actual Assassin Along The Way, Rani Meets True Friends And False Leaders She Discovers A Secret Brotherhood, And She Must Determine Who Is Her Greatest Ally And Who Is Her Most Bitter Enemy Mind Your Caste, Rani Is Told But What Good Will That Do, If Her Caste Gets Her Killed Before She Can Expose The Prince S Actual Murderer

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

✯ [BOOKS] ⚣ The Glasswrights' Apprentice (Glasswright, #1) By Mindy Klasky ✼ –
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  • 339 pages
  • The Glasswrights' Apprentice (Glasswright, #1)
  • Mindy Klasky
  • English
  • 23 May 2019

10 thoughts on “The Glasswrights' Apprentice (Glasswright, #1)

  1. says:

    This was a light, fun fast read especially after Rushdie Set in a medieval style fantasy world, a young apprentice accidentally uncovers a plot against the royal family within her guild Her attempts to do the right thing only get her deeper in trouble, as she unwittingly gets involved in secret societies on both sides of a political conflict.I did have some problems with the book with the title, I would have expected the author to do some research into glassblowing and traditional methods of working with glass We don t get to see any of that The protagonist, Rani, could have been in any guild When, as punishment, the guild is disbanded, too, there s no mention of how glass might be valuable to society and where they re going to get it if all glasswrightsare banned.Also, Rani is hopelessly naive That s ok some people are But the author makes it painfully obvious who s lying, or whatever, and that Rani doesn t see it The book would be entertaining if things were equally opaque or transparent to both the reader and the protagonist.Lastly, I really had a personal problem with the author portraying a strict, oppressive caste system as being good I know it s important to understand all sides of an issue but I didn t feel there was enough exploration of the issue to justify her stance.

  2. says:

    This is book one of a new fantasy series Rather dark, with the usual female protagonist selected for some huge prophesy that will turn her world inside out, but make not just HER, but her WORLD better in the process concept, but you are allowed, with the addition of a lot of different types of characters, to wonder whether or not our Heroine is really going to make things better, after all.I just have one wish for those who write these books can you freaking PLEASE make the heroine LESS clueless I mean, I am so very tired of everyone around them knowing so much but refusing to share any of teh knowledge as it might I dunno allow the heroine to make the RIGHT decision without killing her best friend or giving her some other horrid psychic wound Sheesh

  3. says:

    This was so wretched that I immediately discarded it I would have discarded anything else in the series, too, had I had any Dreadful stuff the heroine was vapid and useless, and the plotting wasn t very believable I am not sure why the reviews on the cover were so good this book was a thorough disappointment.

  4. says:

    The plot was ill organized, and it left the reader feeling almost as lost as Rani until the end It felt like a bunch of short stories jumbled together They happened to have one character in common, and they were all set in the same city Other than that, I couldn t connect the pieces much until Rani had met with the brotherhood, where she stupidly agrees to join their treachery because she doesn t realize they re lying, although she suspects everyone else she meets of lying.Anyway, I disliked the main character Rani is rather stupid She flits around from caste to caste, getting many people killed her guild, her family She is also very slow to realize what is going on She also too readily makes accusations against others It s the younger prince It s the older prince s fault It s the younger prince s fault All in the same day.People treated her too nicely The cook gave her life for Rani, for no real reason that I could tell Then others constantly kept making amends for Rani, forgiving her for killing a man, even Also, at the end, the prince told Rani that the Fellowship had been watching her for some time now, making her sound important when all she managed to do was get people killed.The end was completely unbelievable All along they had this stone that could tell lies from truth, and they hadn t used it before Why didn t they use it to learn that all the glasswrights did not know where Rani was and hadn t conspired against the prince No, the king has all the glasswrights tortured to death instead Also, when Rani makes her accusations against the king s counselor and against the queen, they all accept her word, even when she has no proof.It was like Oh, Rani, the girl who is on trial, must be forgiven Instead, let s behead the queen and nobleman and cohorts on Rani s word Rani killed a man, but we ll let her go They had a thief s thumb chopped off, but Rani, who murdered the crown prince s personal soldier, isn t punished at all.Good points I liked the world, with the pilgrims and the dangers hinted at outside the city I liked the way the castes were set up, with the syllables indicating rank.

  5. says:

    This was, in the end, a pretty fun read, but it was also not a particularly well written book What I liked about it was that the plot bounced along at a nice pace lively but without seeming breakneck I also enjoyed the sense that the gods were literally helping the protagonist, a 13 year old girl, escape from various plots to capture her and find clues to solve a murder Caveat It had better have been the gods intervention, otherwise this story was too plugged with useful coincidences to be reasonable I also didn t dislike too many things, although there was quite a lot of low grade Oh, come on moments in the novel For example, at one point, the protagonist is told her whole family, except for one brother, has been put to death And she doesn t fall apart at that moment, which just does not seem believable given the kid had a large, loving family The author hangs a lampshade on that hiccup by saying the protagonist can t quite believe it s true, but the truth is obviously that it would get in the way of the plot if she reacted appropriately right there and then.My biggest issue with the book is that it seems, given the young protagonist and the slightly simplistic writing style, that this would really appeal to younger readers, but there re some events in the book that are pretty damned icky and not okay for it really be aimed at that target audience Near the start of the book, an old woman is threatened with rape Then, later in the book, the protagonist herself 13 years old, remember is sexually assaulted by a man trying to force her into oral sex Although that doesn t happen, she then goes on to rely on that man for her protection The author tries to hang a lampshade on this bit of creepiness too, by saying she was loath to trust a man who pawed young girls but HELLO, HE TRIED TO RAPE A KID, THAT S A BIT BEYOND PAWING , OMG.So I won t be reading in this series, because although this book had its entertainment value, it wasn t particularly good and it did have some very creepy off notes.

  6. says:

    I picked it up to read again because I forgot how much I didn t enjoy it the first time I actually picked up the whole series, so I thought I would give the other books a try to see if they were any better Nope The writing style is fine it doesn t drag or anything I just don t like the main character I don t like how she thinks, her choices, her relationships, her assumptions, or basically anything about her I also don t like the lack of accountability for your own actions in these books Actually, none of the plots had a satisfactory resolution for me either Gosh I d better go find something good to read so I can get these off my mind Hopefully this time I will remember to never read this book again.

  7. says:

    Book 1 in the Glasswright series I found this book a little bit hard to get into because I found Rani hopelessly naive and was getting frustrated that she managed to put herself into a terrible situation just by being at the wrong place at the wrong time I kept thinking oh I dont think you should trust these people Rani But I kept reading and after the first two chapters I got really caught up in hoping Rani would be able to survive and figure out the strange conspiracy around her I also loved some of the other characters like the leader of the band of Touched children Mare, and the rhyming prince Hal Pretty fast paced young adult fantasy.

  8. says:

    Very readable YA fantasy Features 13 year old heroine who loses everything who is deceived, lied to and beaten at every turn Not a romance or risque, it is simply an old fashioned coming of age tale Not sparkling literature escapism well presented without proofing errors I plan to read the next book in the series.

  9. says:

    4 stars for world building 3 for MC Fun read for a thrift store pick up Some may say I m being too generous with 4 stars I say, it s interesting to read books like this that were published pre YA, and may be considered YA today.

  10. says:

    This was very good and interesting I want to read the next one

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