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Kingfisher - Patricia A. McKillip
Kingfisher
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In the new fantasy from the award-winning author of the Riddle Master Trilogy a young man comes of age amid family secrets and revelations, and transformative magic. Hidden away from the world by his mother, the powerful sorceress Heloise Oliver, Pierce has grown up working in her restaurant in... show more
In the new fantasy from the award-winning author of the Riddle Master Trilogy a young man comes of age amid family secrets and revelations, and transformative magic.

Hidden away from the world by his mother, the powerful sorceress Heloise Oliver, Pierce has grown up working in her restaurant in Desolation Point. One day, unexpectedly, strangers pass through town on the way to the legendary capital city. “Look for us,” they tell Pierce, “if you come to Severluna. You might find a place for yourself in King Arden’s court.”

Lured by a future far away from the bleak northern coast, Pierce makes his choice. Heloise, bereft and furious, tells her son the truth: about his father, a knight in King Arden’s court, about an older brother he never knew existed, about his father’s destructive love for King Arden’s queen, and Heloise’s decision to raise her younger son alone.

As Pierce journeys to Severluna, his path twists and turns through other lives and mysteries: an inn where ancient rites are celebrated, though no one will speak of them; a legendary local chef whose delicacies leave diners slowly withering from hunger; his mysterious wife who steals Pierce’s heart; a young woman whose need to escape her life is even greater than Pierce’s. And finally, in Severluna, the youngest son of King Arden, who is urged by strange and lovely forces to sacrifice his father’s kingdom.

Things are changing in that kingdom. Ancient magic is on the rise. The immensely powerful artifact of an ancient god has come to light, and the king is gathering his knights to quest for this profound mystery, which may restore the kingdom to legendary glory—or destroy it...
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Format: kindle
ISBN: 9780698140523
ASIN: B00X593B7W
Publisher: Ace
Pages no: 352
Edition language: English
Category:
Fantasy
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Books by the Lake
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4.0 Kingfisher
Could the Grail story have meaning in a context other than Medieval Christianity? This is a serious attempt at finding such meaning. In the rest of this review, there will be spoilers. Kingfisher shares some themes with McKillip's other recent novel Solstice Wood. But whereas that was set in our...
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Elentarri's Book Blog rated it
3.0 Kingfisher
Another lovely story by Patricia McKillip, involving bits and pieces from folklore and legends.
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