Monday, October 20, 2008

The Riddle-Master of Hed by Patricia A. McKillip

First sentence:

"Morgon of Hed met the High One's harpist one autumn day when the trade-ships docked at Tol for the season's exchange of goods."


"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 Aumn.

But now ancient, evilforces were threatening him. Shape changers began replacing friends until no man could be trusted. So Morgon was forced to flee 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 three stars on his forehead that seemed to drive him toward his ultimate destiny." -- from the back cover

My thoughts:

I enjoyed this fantasy featuring Morgon, prince of Hed, who seeks the truth about the stars on his forehead and the destiny that awaits him. I look forward to reading the next book in the series, Heir of Sea and Fire.

Date read: 9/21/2008
Book #: 69
Series: Riddle-Master #1
Challenge: Naming Conventions Challenge
Rating: 3*/5 = good
Genre: Fantasy

ISBN-10: 0345288815
ISBN-13: 9780345288813
Publisher: Del Rey
Year: 1976
# of Pages: 222
Binding: Mass Market Paperback
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