Part of the Gollancz S.F. series
Joe Fernwright works as a pot-healer, a repairer of ceramics, in a dull future where there isn't much call for his skills.
He's broke and bored when the offer from the Glimmung comes along.
It might just be the answer to both his financial and spiritual problems, even if it does mean working on a strange project on Plowman's Planet with other assorted odd creatures.
The only thing is that the Glimmung may just be divine and ask for more than Joe's commitment to the job.