The Ill-Made Mute
This first title in a new trilogy, set in a world of legendary creatures, introduces the least of the lowly--a mute, scarred foundling, unaware of who she is or why she is wandering the dangerous landscape. Fortunately, an old female servant takes her in and protects her. As she grows, she finds... show more
This first title in a new trilogy, set in a world of legendary creatures, introduces the least of the lowly--a mute, scarred foundling, unaware of who she is or why she is wandering the dangerous landscape. Fortunately, an old female servant takes her in and protects her. As she grows, she finds friends in this strange land, and together, they set out to find her name, her past, and her future.
Format: mass market paperback
Publish date: April 1st 2002
Publisher: Warner Books
Pages no: 560
Edition language: English
, Science Fiction Fantasy
, Epic Fantasy
, High Fantasy
, Fairy Tales
Series: The Bitterbynde (#1)
A not very surprising twist at the start, leading into pages and pages of description about the minutiae of everything around the main character leading up to the start of a quest type adventure.Never really got that involved in any of the characters, and there weren't any real surprises or moments ...
Very nice, with an original main protagonist and very interesting characters. The story is compelling, the world-building solid and there are many delightful details of folklore and story-telling. Epic fantasy at its purest, with quests, treasures and all. Unfortunately, the pace is a bit slow -part...
I read this awhile ago and am still fixing/updating my GR reviews one by one. DNF because, shit, it’s boringI have had a brand new paperback copy of The Ill Made Mute sitting in my pile of to be read books ever since I first bought it on a word of mouth recommendation back in 2001 or so. I probabl...
Bit of a slow start and at times the description is overwhelming, but the story does grip. I just don't need to know the entire contents of store rooms.
Although it's definitely not "serious" literature, I couldn't help liking this book. A mix of original high fantasy, Celtic legend, and escapist romance come together in a dazzling – if not all that substantial – mélange.A youth, face hideously scarred and bearing other marks of violence, is found u...