The Forgotten Beasts Of Eld by Patricia A. MckillipThe Forgotten Beasts Of Eld by Patricia A. Mckillip

The Forgotten Beasts Of Eld

byPatricia A. MckillipPreface byGail Carriger

Paperback | September 29, 2017

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World Fantasy Award-WinnerFirst time available in an e-book editionRich and regal." - The New York TimesYoung Sybel, the heiress of powerful wizards, needs the company of no-one outside her gates. In her exquisite stone mansion, she is attended by exotic, magical beasts: Riddle-master Cyrin the boar; the treasure-starved dragon Gyld; Gules the Lyon, tawny master of the Southern Deserts; Ter, the fiercely vengeful falcon; Moriah, feline Lady of the Night. Sybel only lacks the exquisite and mysterious Liralen, which continues to elude her most powerful enchantments. But when a soldier bearing an infant arrives, Sybel discovers that the world of man and magic is full of both love and deceit, and the possibility of more power than she can possibly imagine."
Patricia A. McKillip is the beloved author of twenty-seven fantasy novels, includingThe Riddle-Master of Hed,Harpist in the Wind,Ombria in Shadow,Solstice Wood, andThe Sorceress and the Cygnet. She received the inaugural World Fantasy Award forThe Forgotten Beasts of Eld and later received the World Fantasy lifetime achievement award. ...
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Title:The Forgotten Beasts Of EldFormat:PaperbackDimensions:240 pages, 7.33 × 5.63 × 0.66 inPublished:September 29, 2017Publisher:TACHYON PUBLICATIONSLanguage:English

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Spell-binding I love pretty much everything by Patricia A. Mckillip, but this has always been one of my favourites. I find something new every time I read it.
Date published: 2017-05-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A Rare Gem....I would give it hundreds of stars (leaves) if I could I did not set out to buy this book. I found it while searching a used bookstore for another of McKillip's books, and decided to purchace it anyways. I am so glad that I did. From the first page the book held me and kept me enthralled, taking me into a world of wise, ancient beasts, powerful female wizards, ancient texts and the wars of men. For sixteen years Sybel has lived on the mountain alone with her magical beasts, untill one night a young knight comes to her gate carrying a baby in his arms, asking her to keep it safe. Twelve years later the man is back and her life will change once again as she is sucked into the dangerous world of men and their games of hate, a world she swore she would not be a part of. This book is a wise, dark dream, exploring love and hate, power and what it is to know ones self. I don't know what else to say about this book except that it is one of my favorites, that the writing is lyrical and dream-like, and that above all, it is wise.
Date published: 2011-02-28

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Praise forThe Forgotten Beasts of EldRich and regal." - New York Times"This is my favorite book of all time. If I had to pick a desert island book, it would be this one." - Gail Carriger,New York Times bestselling author of theParasol Protectorate"Like much of McKillip's work: gorgeous, evocative, and fragile." - Kirkus"This is what great literature looks like: bold, self-incisive, powerfully feminist without drawing attention to anything but the prose, the characters, and the story." - Usman T. Malik, author ofThe Pauper Prince and the Eucalyptus Jinn"Patricia McKillip'sForgotten Beasts of Eld isstunning . . . it filled me with joy and awe at the power of love, writing, and fantasy." - Max Gladstone, author of the Hugo Award-winning Craft Sequence series"[The] Forgotten Beasts of Eld is a remarkable novel to come from such a young person: wise and deep and lucid and crisp." - Antick Musings"Some books stay with you. It's been over forty years now since I first readThe Forgotten Beasts of Eldand succumbed to its enchantments. With its rich and lyric prose, its wondrous mix of characters (beasts included!), and its thoroughly enchanted world it was unlike anything I had read to that point. Forty years later I still cherish the experience." - Bruce Coville, author of the Unicorn Chronicles"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 and, perhaps rarest of all in romantic fantasy "a sly sense of humor." - Publishers Weekly"Gorgeous, lyrical." - Guardian"I readThe Forgotten Beasts of Eld many years ago and was smitten. It is delicious and wise "a true classic." - Susan Fletcher, author ofDragon's Milk andShadow Spinner"Fear, hope, love, hatred, and all that makes us human assume magical forms in McKillip's characteristically gorgeous prose." - E. Lily Yu, author of "The Cartographer Wasps and the Anarchist Bees""There is a magic and grandeur to McKillip's focused prose, a kind of resounding clarity that lives and echoes in the mind long after the story is done." - Ben Loory, author ofTales of Falling and Flying andStories for Nighttime and Some for the Day"With elegant, lyrical prose, Patricia A. McKillip creates a timeless fairytale of love, revenge, and the cost of each.The Forgotten Beasts of Eld is a book I return to, time and again." - Kelly Sandoval"It feels ageless, eternal, light and perfect like a star." - SF Site"The best fantasy novel of the year and perhaps of the decade. It's a mythical kingdom fantasy with a marvelous heroine, satisfying strange beasts, and chilling sorcery." - Locus "A remarkable work of Literature." - The Royal Library"Patricia McKillip weaves an incredibly rich, poetic, wise and mystical story, holding her readers spellbound." - St. Louis Dispatch-Post"This book gave me chills . . . It is simply SO GOOD and has a beautiful fluidity to it that makes it so easy to fall into." - From Cover to Cover"Patricia A. McKillip is one of my favorite authors. I never get tired of reading (and rereading) her fantasies. For me, they are all magical reads! She really knows how to create characters that I end up loving. Sybel and Coren are no exception." - Lark Writes"A beautiful wizard, magical, sentient animals, lovely prose, and complex attachments have madeThe Forgotten Beasts of Eld a classic adored and re-read by those who first discovered it decades ago." - A Garden Carried in the PocketPraise for Patrica A. McKillip"McKillip's is the first name that comes to mind when I'm asked whom I read myself, whom I'd recommend that others read, and who makes me shake my grizzled head and say, "Damn I wish I'd done that" - Peter S. Beagle, author ofThe Last Unicorn andThe Overneath"I read, and reread McKillip eagerly. She reminds me that fantasy is worth writing." - Stephen R. Donaldson, author of theChronicles of Thomas Covenant"Patricia McKillip is the real thing and always has been. She shows the rest of us that magic can be made with words and air; that is it worth doing and worth doing well." - Ellen Kushner, author ofSwordspoint andThomas the Rhymer"Ever since finding and lovingThe Riddle-Master of Hed many years ago, I have read everything Patricia McKillip has written. You should too." - Garth Nix, author ofSabriel and theKeys to the Kingdom"Some authors we read for their characters and their plots, others for the beauty of their language. I read Pat McKillip for all three." - Charles de Lint, author ofThe Riddle of the Wren andThe Blue Girl"World Fantasy Award winner McKillip can take the most common fantasy elements, dragons and bards, sorcerers and shape-shifters and reshape them in surprising and resonant ways. - Publishers Weekly, starred review"Elegant and absorbing, [McKillip's] work never reads as stiff or formal, as some fantasy stories can lean toward, and the language, while beautiful, never loses the reader, but instead remains both lyrical and deeply visceral." - Manhattan Book Review"