Risa lives in Cassaforte, a magical medieval city ruled by a king and council of seven noble families. As a child of one of the Seven, she plans to attend one of the two city schools and learn the trade of her family. However, when the gods are consulted on which school she should attend, Risa remains unchosen.
Risa first rejects the gods out of anger and shame, but when her parents are held hostage at the castle and Risa's home is threatened, she begins to see the wisdom of her position. She uses her power, strength of spirit, and new friendships, to help fight against the evil threatening to destroy Cassaforte. The Glass Maker's Daughter is a story of self-discovery and the power of friendship. Cassaforte has a Venice-type feel adding a touch of magic to a medieval Italy. It is a light and fun read for those who love fantasy, a little predictable in places, but still entertaining.