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-WinnerNewly available in print and e-book editionsRich 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, 7.38 × 5.5 × 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

Editorial Reviews

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"An extraordinary book, and McKillip deserves all the praise she received for creating such a masterful, brave, intricately crafted universe. 10/10 stars" - Starburst"[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"Intimate, gorgeous, quiet and deep,The Forgotten Beasts of Eld remains as resonant as ever." - Tor.com"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"More than 40 years after it was first published, McKillip's World Fantasy Award-winner is unquestionably a classic of the genre, and it reads as timelessly as ever in this new print and ebook edition." - B&N Week's New Sci-Fi & Fantasy spotlight"Soaring prose, lyrics to songs our hearts have forgotten they knew how to sing." - Seattle Review of Books"5/5 stars. Myths and legends come alive, riddles abound, and magic seeps through each word. This is an utterly enticing story, with a fascinating heroine" - Night Owl Reviews "The Forgotten Beasts of Eldis a true genre classic." - The Illustrated Page"This book entails every aspect that fantasy writing is about, and it is truly breathtaking." - She's Going Book Crazy"The Forgotten Beasts of Eld surpassed all my expectations and reignited my love for fantasy fiction." - Sabrina's Library "Five magical stars" - Read All About It "Lyrical, complex, concise, and emotional, this novel is one I will be readily espousing to lovers of high fantasy, fairy tales, and beautifully writing." - Book Wraiths"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"McKillip's elegant prose lends this dark fairytale a dreamy, mythic quality. A fantastic read featuring a fantastic heroine." - Best Fantasy Books"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 Pocket"Beautiful and deep. . . this has become a tale I will gladly read again, and shall always have a treasured spot in my library." - My Way by Starlight"A masterful wordsmith. McKillip has no peer when it comes to incantatory prose, and her wizardry spells you into a waking dream in this breathtaking tale." - Black Gate"McKillip's prose is utterly enchanting, steeped in a fairytale-like storytelling." - Book Beyond"This novel is a bonafide masterpiece, as well as a modern classic, and one of my all-time favorite novels. Every fantasy fan should read it." - John R. Fultz, author ofSeven Princes"The book is full of magic, wonder and fantastic creatures. It tells a heartwarming story of an independent woman who grows as a person and learns some important life lessons. This really is a wonderful read, and I fully understand why McKillip is recommended so highly." - Speculative Herald"McKillip's world is clear and intricately drawn, with Sybel's secluded life juxtaposed to the kingdom in turmoil just beyond her reach. The combination makes for a magical reading experience." - Foreword Reviews"A beautiful wizard; magical, sentient animals,; lovely prose; and complex attachments and relationships 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 Pocket"I read [Eld] first when I was a girl, and I still count it as one of my favorite books of all time." - Jeffe Kennedy, author ofThe Shift of the Tide"The Forgotten Beasts of Eld is a stunning masterpiece of fantasy. 10/10 stars." - Fantasy CafePraise 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"