Synopses & Reviews
Sixteen when a baby is brought to her to raise, Sybel has grown up on Eld Mountain. Her only playmates are the creatures of a fantastic menagerie called there by wizardry. Sybel has cared nothing for humans, until the baby awakens emotions previously unknown to her. And when Coren--the man who brought this child--returns, Sybel's world is again turned upside down.
"This magical moonlit fantasy has dignity and romance, heart-stopping suspense, adventure, richness of concept and language."--Publishers Weekly
"A mythical kingdom fantasy with a marvelous heroine, satisfying strange beasts, and chilling sorcery."--Locus
This World Fantasy Award winner is a spellbinding tale of chilling sorcery, human complexities, and dynastic war. “Like the Ring trilogy or the Earthsea books . . . this magical moonlit fantasy has dignity and romance, heart-stopping suspense, adventure, richness of concept and language.”--Publishers Weekly
A magical tale of an isolated young woman's self discovery
About the Author
PATRICIA McKILLIP is the World Fantasy Award-winning author of a number of highly acclaimed novels, including the Riddlemaster Trilogy.