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For over twenty years, Patricia A. McKillip has captured the hearts. The Prince of Hed, Morgon, had a talent for riddles and had decided to try to win a crown from the dead Lord of Aum. However, Morgon had awoken something sibilant by his riddling. Ancient evils were stirring.
Reading "The Riddle-Master of Hed" is like trying to solve the riddle of someone else's partially-glimpsed dream. You enter a rich world of metaphor, sometimes baffling but always beautiful. A standard hero's quest is overgrown with fabulous beasts, children of stone, and death-dealing harps. When Land-Ruler Morgon of Hed wins a bride and a crown in a riddling contest with a ghost, he wipes the cow manure off of his boots and sets sail from his tiny island kingdom.
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The Riddle-Master of Hed is a fantasy novel by American writer Patricia A. McKillip. It is the first book of the Riddle Master Trilogy, the following two books being Heir of Sea and Fire and Harpist in the Wind. It was published in 1976. The trilogy makes use of a number of themes from Celtic mythology. It takes place in a fantasy world divided into a number of countries. Each ruler has a mystical awareness of his or her land: the land-rule.
Patricia A. McKillip (1948 - ) Patricia Anne McKillip was born on February 29th, 1948, in Salem, Oregon. She is the acclaimed author of many fine fantasy novels for children and adults, including The Forgotten Beasts of Eld and Ombria in Shadow - both of which won the World Fantasy Award - The Sorceress and the Cygnet, Winter Rose and Harpist in the Wind, which was shortlisted for both the Hugo and World Fantasy Awards.
Fandoms: Riddle-Master Trilogy - Patricia A. As the first Prince of Hed to ever leave the island, Morgon is afraid that his new roommate at the College of Riddlemasters will think him an ignorant farmer. Major Character Death. Gen. Work in Progress. Words: 778. Chapters: 1/1.
The riddle-master of Hed. by. McKillip, Patricia A. Publication date. New York : Ballantine Books. inlibrary; printdisabled; ; americana.
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