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 Aum.But now ancient, evil forces were threatening him. Shape changers began replacing friends until no man could be trusted. So Morgon was forced to flee to 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 the three stars on his forehead that seemed to drive him toward his ultimate destiny.
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©1976 Patricia A. McKillip (P)2011 Audible, Inc.
I was delighted to find one of my favorite fantasy books available for download. Simon Prebble's reading is well paced, beautifully pronounced and absorbing. Well done and recommended.
I own this book in paper and I still bought this to listen to. I am happy that I did this, even in spite of the fact that I have read this in paper multiple times.
This is the first book in a three part trilogy by Patricia A. McKillip. This is her 'amazingly epic' trilogy, inspired by the Lord of the Rings trilogy. However, where the LOTR trilogy tends to focus more on the action sequences between Orcs/goblins and heroes, this book focuses instead on the interpersonal relationships between the main characters, only using the villainous shapeshifters out of the sea rarely and to great effect in advancement of the plot. This is defiantly a distinct trilogy and one of my favorites.
Also the narrator did a pretty good job. I would recommend this.
McKillip is a story teller at heart with excellent character development. Although I read the book several years ago it was a joy to listen to. Many aspects of the trilogy really come out after the first reading. Love the depth of the story.
Lord of the Rings, Watership Down, Lord Foul's Bane
In Short: Great book! Great narrator!
This is my most favorite series. The character and their development are excellent along with the world of the stories.
Simon Prebble is an excellent narrator who is easy to listen to.
Love all of her work, this series has always been one of my favorites
Great writing and terrific characters. You can see the influence of other fantasies, but McKillip goes her own way in a really engaging manner. The narrator was wonderful.
Mystical, magical, practical
The opening scene when the girl tells off her brother.
Vocal quality, and delivery.
Not yet...but I loved reading it in print.
This is a book I loved in print, and I'm sure I will like as an audio book. I keep falling asleep before I get very far, which is indicative of good reader quality. :)
This story just didn't grab my interest. I love this genre, but I need some more plot and character development in the beginning to pique my interest. It felt like a novel being stretched into a trilogy.
no, this is still my favorite genre.
54 years old, blue collar worker, I like imported beer, when it is not hay fever season. Favorite authors; Card, King, Hobb, Koontz, Clarke, Iggulden, Silverberg, Michener, Krakauer
Blah, blah, blah, riddle. Bllllaaaahhh, Blllaaaaahhhh, BBBBBlllllllaaaaaahhhh, prince.
If the first paragraph grabs you then by all means get the book. This book is nothing but talk, talk, talk. I can sometime handle that from King, Card, or Asimov, but McKillip makes my mind wonder to grass growing.
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