Book #2 in the Glasswright series. Klasky has created an imperfect heroine in her Glasswright's series. Much of the Glasswrights Progress has Rani being forced along a path without her being able to do much about it. She is kidnapped along with Mair to a neighboring kingdom where the caste system is very different from Morenia's, and whose king has devious plans. As usual, its tough to trust anyone's motives, and the reader is often left wondering if Hal and Rani are merely pawns in a greater game or can prove to be more important players. Both of them do some growing up and the lessons are hard. Mini rant: Klasky introduces us to the Little Army, whose tough training I found to not fit that well to the rest of the plot, especially in light of Sin Hazar's plans. I read the explanation but it still bugs me. But maybe I'm just missing something.
Feisty female protagonist.
2nd book in the Glasswright Series.
Two years have passed since Rani Trader was embroiled in the intrigue that shattered the Glasswrights' Guild - and nearly ended her life. now, living in the palace of Morenia's new king, Rani holds the future of the glasswrights in her hands - and she is determined to rebuild the guild, shard by shard.
But a betrayal from within the castle itself snares Rani in a deadly web of deception and intrigue. Across the ocedan the bloodthirsty King Sin-Hazar plans to take Morenia by any means necessary. And he is well prepared to do so, for his army is like none other. They are utterly dedicated. They are eerily obedient.
They are entirely children...
Great series and a quick read.