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The Bards of Bone Plain - Patricia A. McKillip
The Bards of Bone Plain
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3.81 185
Format: hardcover
ISBN: 9780441019571 (0441019579)
Publisher: Ace Hardcover
Pages no: 329
Edition language: English
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By Singing Light
By Singing Light rated it
Note: Throughout July, I’ll be re-reading and reviewing books by Patricia McKillip. While I don’t think there are any huge spoilers below, I can’t swear that there are none, so tread with caution if that’s something you’re concerned about. The Bards of Bone Plain is one of Patricia McKillip’s most...
Allusion is not Illusion
Allusion is not Illusion rated it
0.0 Harpy Days are Here Again
Patricia, I'm going to have to put my foot down: I know you looove the idea of harpers/bards/minstrels, but enough already. One author can only write so many stories about bards before it becomes a little embarrassing. And repetitive. Hey, I still enjoyed your book, but I did skip all those long pas...
MK's Reading Life
MK's Reading Life rated it
3.0 The Bards of Bone Plain
Enjoyable as she always is, but this one felt incomplete. Her books, post-Riddlemaster, have spoken to me of deeper meanings, not strictly allegory, but more using myth to explore this life. I don't mind working a little harder to find it, but I seem to have missed it completely with this one. I did...
B. Morris Allen
B. Morris Allen rated it
Patricia McKillip almost always tells the same story - a talented, bemused character is mystified by something that may or may not be magic, and tries to understand its heart. Even the fabulous Riddle-Master of Had is a variant on this. When she strays a bit (Moon-Flash, Cygnet), she's been less suc...
altheaann rated it
McKillip is a master of combining romantic, poetic description with humor and realism, and in Bards of Bone Plain, as usual, she achieves a perfect balance.The novel meshes two stories, set several hundred years apart. I love that both time periods have a realistic sense of history, of both past and...
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