The Riddle-Master of Hed
Long ago, the wizards had vanished from the world, and all knowledge was left hidden in riddles. Morgon, prince of the simple farmers of Hed, proved himself a master of such riddles when he staked his life to win a crown from the dead Lord of Aum.But now ancient, evil forces were threatening him.... show more
Long ago, the wizards had vanished from the world, and all knowledge was left hidden in riddles. Morgon, prince of the simple farmers of Hed, proved himself a master of such riddles when he staked his life to win a crown from the dead Lord of Aum.But now ancient, evil forces were threatening him. Shape changers began replacing friends until no man could be trusted. So Morgon was forced to flee to hostile kingdoms, seeking the High One who ruled from mysterious Erlenstar Mountain.Beside him went Deth, the High One's Harper. Ahead lay strange encounters and terrifying adventures. And with him always was the greatest of unsolved riddles -- the nature of the three stars on his forehead that seemed to drive him toward his ultimate destiny.
Publish date: March 12th 1980
Publisher: Del Rey Books
Pages no: 240
Edition language: English
Series: Riddle-Master -3 (#1)
Fabulous book. I miss high fantasy that dgaf about how magic worked, or what the rules were, and just fell into mythology like a watercolour painting of fog. The characters are drawn so clearly and beautifully, and it's impossible not to feel with Morgon as he's wrenched away from the life he wants ...
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 Riddle-Master of Hed is the first volume in a trilogy ...
I always enjoy Patricia McKillip's books, but the problem with them is that they usually slide right out of my brain once I'm finished reading them. Thus, since I finished this one about two months ago, I only remember vague bits and pieces of it. I remember that I loved, loved Deth and Astrin, Un...
This is the first part of the Riddle-Master Trilogy, and it's certainly not a standalone given the ending. You'll be disappointed if you don't have the next book to continue the story after the abrupt ending, so reviewing this feels somewhat like reviewing the first third of the book without having ...
Now, I should start with admitting I'm partial to this book. I've read it as a kid, it was a gift from my parents (whole 3 books). And I loved it. It had some wisdom in it, that I needed at the time. And a few of my favourite quotes hit me still today.So, let's get on with review.I liked the main ch...