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A mere glasswrights' apprentice must uncover an elusive brotherhood whose deadly venom reaches out to stain the heart of her guild, the heart of her family -- and the heart of her king.......

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Number of Pages : 324 Pages
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The Glasswrights' Apprentice Reviews

  • Nytetyger
    2019-06-22 21:58

    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...

  • Rachel
    2019-05-30 16:49

    This was so wretched that I immediately discarded it. I would have discarded anything else in the series, too, had I had any more. 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.

  • Denae Christine
    2019-06-04 21:47

    The plot was ill organized, and it left the reader feeling almost as lost as Rani until the end. It felt more 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.

  • JJ DeBenedictis
    2019-06-18 20:33

    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 more 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.

  • Althea Ann
    2019-06-03 21:51

    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 more 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.

  • Julie
    2019-06-06 14:35

    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.

  • Janice (Janicu)
    2019-06-16 20:41

    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.

  • Joshua Palmatier
    2019-06-09 16:34

    I've just finished The Glasswrights' Apprentice by Mindy Klasky and I have to say that I thought it was good. It's getting harder and harder to find fantasy books out there that aren't urban or paranormal. This one of those grand old medieval setting fantasy novels, although it's set in another land, not on earth in our own past.The main idea is that Rani's family has gathered up enough money to send her to the Glasswrights' Guild, thus setting her a level higher in the caste system of this world. In essence, her station is now above her own merchant family. However, when she inadvertently stumbles upon an assassination attempt on the prince and tries to warn him, her entire world--not to mention the guild she has so recently become a part of--tumbles down around her.All of this happens in the first few chapters of the book. The rest of the book is how Rani manages to survive when her guild has been destroyed and any connection to the Glasswrights warrants a death sentence. She remains focused on her own survival, but somehow at every step she seems to get drawn farther and farther into the political intrigues that she stumbled into to begin with.I had some minor issues with the novel overall--some of which were annoyances that were explained in satisfactory detail as the book progressed. The writing was good, although you can tell that this was a debut novel. The emotions of Rani at times weren't quite solid enough or weren't explored enough, but I suspect based on how the book ended that this will get better as the series progresses.One thing that should be noted about this book is that even though it has a fantasy setting, it does not have any magic, at least not in this first book. This is a medieval fantasy with lots of political intrigue . . . and that's it. It reminds me of Katherine Kurtz in some respects, although her books were much more detailed regarding the world, and of course she did have magic interwoven into the world. But even without magic, The Glasswrights' Apprentice was an interesting read and I intend to move on to the sequel, The Glasswrights' Progress as my next read. I'm interested in seeing where Mindy Klasky takes us next.

  • Jasmine
    2019-05-28 17:45

    This one was fun, but I think it could have used a good YA editor. Lots of adventure and drama and betrayal, but it got muddled between talking about revolution, good people doing bad things, and no ones hands being clean, and ended with a message of support for a caste system and monarchy? Which is something I give a side eye too. Not to say that it's definitely trying to be a Book With A Moral, but when a story is so explicitly about revolution and politics, I tend to pay attention to the systems that are tacitly supported or devalued.Anyways I want to know what happens next to people, but I don't think I'll be seeking out the books at full price. (Also loses points for questionable treatment of disability.)

  • Jennifer
    2019-06-21 15:46

    A fantasy book encompassing mystery, murder, fantasy, familial and societal bonds. The main character is a 13 yr old girl named Rani Trader whose family has paid a hefty cost in order to gain her the potential for a higher caste. Catastrophe strikes when she is accused of murdering the prince and must find a way to clear her name and discover the true killer. In her dark adventure she discovers trust is a trickier thing than she ever thought and no one is who she thinks they are, not even herself.Rani finds herself moving in and out of castes, confused about where she really belongs and whether her society is right in upholding the system. Though fantasy, with rich description and imaginative plot, the novel deals with the issues of justice and loyalty in a very real way. Readers will find themselves asking the same questions Rani is, wondering if they would have done differently any of the things she does.Consequently, I found myself looking at our own society and our possible unrecognized caste systems.

  • Beth
    2019-06-16 14:40

    I absolutely loved this series about an independent young woman who begins training for her dream career as a stained-glass artisan, only to have her hopes crushed by events beyond her control. Nothing can crush her spirit, though. As the series progresses, she becomes involved in the political power struggle of her country through a secret espionage organization, encountering many life-endangering situations. Rani also becomes friends with members of the royal family, complicating her life even more! You will definitely want to read all five books in the series, which are all available as e-books now.Overall, a great series for an adult OR an advanced young adult reader. Plus, you don't have to be a hard-core fantasy reader to enjoy this book. It's an alternate world, but one that is filled with regular people, NOT with gnomes/fairies/unicorns.

  • Jessica
    2019-06-25 19:33

    This was a neat book, with a fascinating world and intricate caste system, plus a plot rich with intrigue. Hard to believe that it was her first!

  • Eskana
    2019-05-30 17:41

    Many young adult books have a young teen as a protagonist, yet they manage to act so maturely and responsibly that they can be enjoyed by anyone because you completely forget their age.Not so here. Rani, the main character of "The Glasswright's Apprentice," is a hapless boob who stumbles from one predicament to the next, in absolutely no control of her life, and who never does anything decisive in the entire book. She also continues to make assumptions about who is trustworthy and not trustworthy that are OBVIOUSLY flawed to the reader... I mean, really. She believes ABSOLUTELY anything anyone tells her. One person tells her one thing, and she believes them. Then she meets someone new, and they tell her a contradictory thing, and she believes them without question. And on and on.AND she believes them when she's already realized that what they said can't be true. For instance, (view spoiler)[ she believes Larindolian, who she saw betray Morada, when he says Dalarati killed the prince, and then after she kills Dalarati she continues to believe it even when she realized he could not have been the archer.She also continues not to trust the Touched, even when they do nothing but help her and she has nothing but hearsay to go on. (hide spoiler)] She's dumb like that- not completely clueless, but in a very inexperienced, 13-yr old kind of way. And as someone older than thirteen, I found this book very tiresome. There were some interesting elements- I liked the Thousand Gods thing, and how the castes were separated by names/syllables (although that wasn't ever pointed out, it was pretty easy to pick up.) However, overall, I could suggest myriad other books that are much better than this- in both plot and character. Choose your poison.It does have some redeeming qualities.

  • Claire
    2019-06-25 13:37

    When Raini is implicated in the assassination of the High Prince her life is destroyed. She struggles to hide and survive while searching for a way to exonerate her name. The plot moved quickly, and I really enjoyed the way the main character moved from caste to caste and how different her life was with each one. However, the biggest weakness was the main character. She is not very memorable and spends most of the book just kind of going with the flow. There are only a few instances where she takes control and dictates the direction of the plot.Overall an interesting story with some fun world building, but with weak characters.

  • Karen
    2019-06-04 15:29

    I read this years ago, and then couldn't find the rest of the series. Finally picked up the set on E book. An interesting world with great characters. A bit rambling, but more than interesting enough to continue.

  • Shelley Coughlin
    2019-06-24 19:32

    The characters were interesting but the plot line was too predictable.

  • Liana
    2019-06-10 19:40

    It is just me, or is all the characters a bunch of A-holes? ;)One thing I DO know for certain, is that the plot is pretty darn cool! Me likey.~

  • Carolyn Russett
    2019-05-28 21:57

    A mere glasswrights' apprentice must uncover an elusive brotherhood whose deadly venom reaches out to stain the heart of her guild, the heart of her family -- and the heart of her king....first in a glad i did not buy the others in the series...not a particular good read. just ok, now written very well, character not really believable.

  • Aelvana
    2019-06-08 13:41

    In a city where society is rigidly divided into castes, Rani Trader finds herself without a place in any of them. When her innocent cry shatters the Glasswright's Guild to which she belongs, she can no longer find refuge anywhere in the city. No one will believe her guiltless. Driven to survive, Rani finds herself embroiled far deeper in the mystery than she ever would have dreamed. . . and her actions can save or damn the kingdom.The prose is full of beautiful detail about everything. From Rani's life, to her family, to her city, to the different castes and the people therein, everything shines through tight prose that sticks to the plot. As a murder mystery, it works quite well: Rani discovers, somewhat by accident and somewhat by her own work, the true story of the prince's murder. Her memories of events play in just in time as present events uncover past truths.If there was only one thing I didn't like about the story, it was unfortunately Rani herself. She spends most of her time getting pushed from one place to another, taking very little initiative to try to plan a future for herself or find a way out of her present problems. That she would lie to herself about her brother's shady character traits is believable enough, but why she also trusts others that have proven themselves untrustworthy was too much a stretch. She's not stupid enough to believe her age will excuse her from punishment, or that these adults can somehow save her. In addition, she abandons and betrays at the first opportunity those who actually have bothered to lend her a hand.Thankfully Rani turns around at the end and actually decides something for herself for once, rather than convince herself there's no way out of obeying what someone else told her to do. It reads more like historical fiction than a fantasy; magic has no role beyond being a convenient blinking light at the end to bolster the incredulous story of a thirteen-year-old girl slinging accusations against some of the highest-ranked people in the kingdom.Also, it was a little too convenient that even the highest-ranking members of the Brotherhood would wear the telltale tattoo, thus lending to a very neat (and very literal) unmasking of the criminals.Overall this was a well-written book that just failed to grab my attention with its characters. Hal, the not-quite-a-fool of a prince, was the most intriguing, and it will be worth reading the next book if only to see more of him. I rate this book Neutral.

  • Lissa Notreallywolf
    2019-05-29 21:45

    This was a book I am proud not to have written. I read it because I love the idea of getting into the technologies of the middle ages, and glass is one that I find particularly interesting. The cult of the Gods and the social structure were also interesting, and probably well developed in Klasky's bacground documents.She's artful in how she introduces the information, but many of the character's names are excessively long. And of course we are all going to love Mair, the leader of the Touched, who looks after the feckless heroine for reasons I couldn't assertain...not being overly fond of her. Rani,the name she usually goes by was apparently raised in a close knit merchant family, but the flashbacks she has of her family are not as compelling as I might like. And she has a hero worship of her elder brother that seems excesssive if the family was so tight. Perhaps her brother was the brains of the family, and that explains his excessive authority...or perhaps there is something even less comfortable behind it. Rani seems to be very young to be undergoing all the things which happen to her, but her point of view doesn't convince me that I am looking through a ten year old's eyes. She narrowly avoids being raped by a soldier, but seems to be willing to share a room with him later, trusting in the threat of her associations to keep her safe from a man who drinks heavily. Even at age 10 I would have preferred a sewer pipe.I went so far as to pick up the next book, or at least what I thought was the next book, as Journeyman usually follows apprentice. This is a series which depends heavily on reading the books in chronological order. I don't like that. And It's Progess that follows Apprentice, so Journeyman missed a hugh situating with international boundaries the nation state of whatever Rani's kingdom is called. I missed Hal's pretense of idiocy because it was a good foil to Rani's real innocence. I can't read this author, and I am again surprised to find that I kept at it after being disappointed with the first book.

  • Jennifer Heise
    2019-06-20 14:46

    The fact that I did actually finish it says that the book has some decent writing style going for it, and somewhat catchy plot bones. Which is the nicest thing I can say about it. First of all, this book makes Katherine Kurtz's Deryni series look cheerful and optimistic. Second of all, you spend most of the book going "No, really, no, bad idea, no, oh no, dimwit child!" Thirdly, the ending is rushed, as if the author having worked up to a certain point based on her script, suddenly realized that she had to resolve the storyline and panicked. I understand there are sequels, so perhaps it's an artifact of trying to divide up the story somehow. Lastly, this book really felt like there wasn't much character development.Even the characters that should have developed-- i.e. the main character!-- seem to have just flitted through a shadow puppet theater with scenery made of richly colored paper cutouts. When you finished the book, you could look back and see what the author was driving at plotwise, but the characters weren't really believable in their motivations. The main character did terrible things, and I really didn't understand why she let herself be talked into them, or why she seemed at one level unaffected by them. The prince wasn't fully fleshed out, either, and his transformation was too rapid to feel right. It was pretty clear the culture was rife with corruption, but in the ending there was no indication that anyone was really trying to change anything. The royal family went from holding Rani responsible for the older prince's death and torturing and killing people for not turning her over, to being grateful to her for revealing the plot-- but all those people, and the prince, were still dead... and nobody really seemed to *feel* it. The plot concept was interesting, but the cardboard the author built it with, though pretty, was just too flimsy to hold it.

  • Jamie (Books and Ladders)
    2019-05-31 17:29

    I was really intrigued with this novel. I read the description of this one and bought the entire series at once because I was like oh my this sounds so interesting. But it took me a couple days to get through this one and then I wasn't sure I wanted to continue with the rest of the series. It is an interesting enough concept and there was some action in the novel, but a lot of the plot dragged for a long time before anything too exciting happened after the first whirlwind of adventure.Rani herself seemed like a naive character. She was constantly just following orders and didn't seem to have a real thought of her own. Anything anyone told her became her absolute Truth without question, even if it was completely opposite of what she believed just prior to this interaction. I think a lot of this came from the fact that she was young, so hopefully she starts to grow into being her own person and character in the rest of the series.I am excited to see how Hal and Rani interact in the next novels and Mair seems like she could be the best character in the series. I am hoping that there is more adventure and action in the next one because a lot of Rani's scenes were boring and I was not a fan of her two week stint of working at the one booth. I found that to be filler to the novel and not really necessary for moving the plot or helping Rani's character grow.Overall: 3/5 stars. Interesting book with an interesting concept. Some of the descriptions of the different tasks that Rani had to do were not interesting. I am hoping that in the next books there is some more world building to keep my interest.

  • Liz
    2019-06-12 20:30

    This was such a struggle to read. The first book in this series is like a preview for the rest of them, wherein the heroine stumbles along from one dangerous situation to the next, escaping with her life and virtue not due to any talent or cunning of her own, but through sheer dumb luck. "Dumb" being the key word here, because she doesn't appear to possess any of this thing the rest of us know as common sense. She opens her mouth when it's obvious she, and everyone around her, would be best served by her keeping it shut, she takes things at face value even when hard experience should have taught her better and she constantly acts without any consideration of the consequences, no thought involved whatsoever. She's just a puppet and everyone else is pulling her strings. That's not what I care to read about in a heroine.Both sides in this story, the monarchy and the ones trying to overthrow it, are distasteful. I'm supposed to think well of an institution that orders the thumbs cut off of children to persuade people to talk? It may be realistic, but it's not my definition of moral high ground or a side I can view as just. There really are no "good guys" in this story, or in the series, and it's very off-putting.I had to struggle through this book and the ones after it, and I finally gave up before finishing them all. The whole story just left me cold.

  • Rhonda
    2019-06-06 17:48

    I really enjoyed this book and finished it in (barely) 3 days. The premise of the first book is that Rani's family has gathered up enough money to send her to the Glasswrights' Guild, thus setting her a level higher in the caste system of this world. In essence, her station is now above her own merchant family. However, when she inadvertently stumbles upon an assassination attempt on the prince and tries to warn him, her entire world--not to mention the guild she has so recently become a part of--tumbles down around her.The common theme throughout this book is the caste system in which the people are categorized. From the highest being the Royalty and then Military to the lowest which would be the Touched- as the lowest of the low (what we would consider homeless) and somewhere in the middle are the merchants and the artisans. Rani (and I ) soon learn that there are spies for other castes in each of the caste system but there are two major political parties which are the people who want to keep the caste system in place because it has always been done that way and those who want to eliminate the caste system and all men be treated equal.I enjoyed this first book so much that I ordered the rest of the series.

  • Wendy
    2019-06-09 15:29

    I started this book in August, and only just finished it (January 4), and I have NO IDEA why I drifted away from it for four months, with less than half the book to go, because it was really good. How good? So good that, coming back to it four months on, all that I had read before came surging back into my memory, and I didn't have to read back before I read on.This is fantasy the way I like it: a pre-industrial society with royalty, castes, rules, stratification, ideology, and every little detail thought out, down to the length and pattern and structure of names; the higher your status, the longer your name. The worldbuilding is fantastic, the characters real and rounded and complex. Rani Trader is far from perfect, but I rooted for her all the way through. I felt her anguish as one thing after another fell to pieces around her, her confusion as the earth shifted beneath her feet in ways she could not at first understand, her desperation and blossoming hope as she struggled first to survive and then to find her place in the new way of things.I also love that this is the first of a series. I can't wait to get my mitts on the next book, and then the next!

  • Tristen Kozinski
    2019-06-05 15:53

    The Glasswright's Apprentice's greatest strength is its main protagonist. After being blamed for a crime, Rani is thrown into a clandestine war between political parties and is immediately swallowed by it. where most protagonist would struggle for a couple and then surmount their struggles, Rani cannot escape. She is little more than a child and it shows in how she is batted around, pushed and pulled by the various power controlling this conflict. This confusion is conveyed with perfect authenticity and makes her an unusual, but compelling, protagonist.Beyond Rani's character the book is fairly solid, combing decent prose with a suitably convoluted story. Most of the subsidiary characters are underdeveloped but well-defined. Thus, most of the book serves its purpose but doesn't do much more than that.

  • Terence
    2019-06-15 19:52

    Disclaimer : This review entices the whole of the serie's, not so much a explanation of the storyline it self, but just my feelings of the books.I consider myself a fairly tough guy in the general sense of things, and not many books really manage to touch me in a really emotional way that give u the feeling of kinship with the character your reading about. This serie's however had me in tears a few moments during the reading sessions, the concept of the glasswright as a profession was well done, the characters as mentioned really moved me, world building however in my opinion was not the best, a bit more explanation about places would have been nice.The biggest disappointment about this serie's is that the author sofar has not written anymore fantasy like it, the only thing she writes currently is cheesy chick lit (no offence to the lovers of that but its not fantasy :D)

  • Donna
    2019-06-19 18:38

    An unlucky apprentice finds herself hunted after she's connected with the assassination of a prince. She takes on many roles while trying to unravel the mystery and clear her name. The setting is an interesting world with good details, and Rani is easy to like despite some of the poor decisions she makes.I got a little tired of her bouncing around between different groups though. It made the pace feel a bit tiring, and it made it tough to get a sense of most of the side characters.I liked the political aspects of the story, especially the way that multiple factions were smoothing the way for Rani and hoping to turn her to their advantage. I love intrigue-based stories, so I hope that in future books Rani takes more of a role in the plotting.

  • Corinne
    2019-05-27 21:29

    I enjoyed the 1st part of the Glasswright series because Mindy Klasky created a fantastic world unlike no other that is featuring a class system reminding me of the indian Kaste system were everybody is born within a certain class/business system one cannot escape! Instead of the clothes or a sign on the forehead, the given name and it's number of syllabels indicates the class one is part of. Rani, the heroine is a 13-year-old girl and although she's the main character she mostly is pulled around, makes wrong decisions and acts harshly/abruptly and thus is a typical teenager. I also like her male counerpart, the supposedly "simple" prince, who in reality is just hiding his intelligence and prepares for his reign. A treat!

  • John
    2019-06-04 21:43

    Goin' back to my roots with a basic Fantasy series for now...just started it last night and got 42 pages in without even trying so if I spend any amount of time on it it should be a fast read I'm thinking. Seems quite good so far.===========One of the better books I've read recently. Loved the fact that it really pulled me into the story and I was actually quite nervous for the lead character time and time again, even given that I know it's a 5 book series and obviously she'll need to survive to book 5. LOL Very nicely done.Somewhat surprised that aside from this series that I'd never heard of 'til I found the entire thing in a used book store I've not heard of this author.