Riddle-master

Riddle-master

The Complete Trilogy

Book - 1999
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Publisher: New York : Ace Books, c1999
Edition: Ace one-vol. ed
ISBN: 9780441005963
0441005969
Branch Call Number: SF McK
Characteristics: vi, 578 p. ; 23 cm

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Cheryl_JHL Jun 02, 2017

One (technically 3) of my all time favorite books. McKillip's writing is jewel-like with delicious imagery. I loved all the characters and how seamlessly everything flowed together. I loved the structure of magic in the novel, and the idea of riddles as magic.

The book can be a bit cryptic, but it is enjoyable to put the pieces together. If you like Gene Wolfe's cryptic "unreliable narrator" style, particularly from The Knight/The Wizard, this might also appeal.

Fans of McKillips portrayal of female characters may also enjoy Robin McKinley, Anne McCaffrey, Garth Nix (Sabriel), Shannon Hale (Goose Girl), Maggie Steifvater, or Terry Pratchett (Tiffany Aching series - Wee Free Men).

It might be helpful to know that McKillip and Stephen R. Donaldson are good friends and while it might be my imagination that you can sometimes see an influence in her writing (and in his), there are some similarities. Donaldson's worldbuilding in his Thomas Covenant series is equally lush and rich.

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