The concluding audiobook of McKillip's Riddle Master trilogy opens peacefully but soon places the listener in the midst of conflict and unrest. The Prince of Hed solves the puzzle of his future when he learns to harp the wind, discovers who the shape changers are, and understands his own relationship to Deth, harpist of the wizard Ohm.
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©1979 Patricia A. McKillip (P)2011 Audible, Inc.
Locus Award, Best Fantasy Novel, 1980
Mr. Prebble finished this trilogy with his beautifully modulated reading and dramatic timing. Thank you Audiobooks for recording one of my favorite fantasy books. Highly recommended.
Once again Patricia A. McKillip has delivered an excellent story! Thankfully, this time it was read by Simon Prebble, reader of The Riddle Master of Hed. Excellent book and excellent narrator!
In the timeless storyline of mans struggle with change, this story ties the standard with Tolkien. I first read the series in '87, and marveled at the story line then. I discovered it as a audible and quickly bought the series.
Well spoken, good pitch,
The same as the trilogy from Doubleday books..."the Stars of Hed"
Patricia McKillip's trilogy is one of the best fantasy novels/series I've ever read. But listening to it on audio is even better. It is a literary quality series on par with the Earthsea Trilogy by Leguin, Tolkein, or the works of Guy Gavriel Kay. If you like these writers, you'll love this book. Start with Riddlemaster of Hed, then Heir of Sea and Fire, and finish with Harpist in the Wind. It is an incredible writing achievement. Enjoy.
This series was popular when I was a kid, but I never got around to reading it. The first volume has a bit of a "wild goose chase" feeling, but the characters and world are fascinating, and the switch in POV in volume 2 added much depth and variety. I love Patricia McKillip's standalone novels (Od Magic, Forgotten Beasts of Eld) and actually enjoyed them more than this series.
McKillip beautifully completes the Riddle Master trilogy -- perhaps my all time favorite story. Her characters and descriptions create a wondrous story. Thanks for re-creating the story in an audiobook!
I would highly recommend this trilogy to anyone that is a fan of the fantasy genre. It tells a wonderful story of destiny, loss, mystery, and incredible power.
I love the world that the author created. It feels very middle age Irish/ Scottish/ English. The land is split up into multiple kingdoms governed by rulers who are thousands of years old and have a mystical binding with their land.
The scene when the hero finally learns what his destiny is has to be one of my favorite moments in any book. Deeply satisfying.
Yes, and I almost did.
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