Riddle-Master Trilogy

3 books in series
4.5 out of 5 stars 1,159 ratings

The Riddle-Master of Hed Publisher's Summary

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.

©1976 Patricia A. McKillip (P)2011 Audible, Inc.
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  • Book 1

    • The Riddle-Master of Hed

    • Riddle-Master Trilogy, Book 1
    • By: Patricia A. McKillip
    • Narrated by: Simon Prebble
    • Length: 7 hrs and 35 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 529
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 455
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 460

    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.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Book 3 is better, but do start here

    • By Skipper on 10-27-15

    Regular price: $19.95

  • Book 2

    • Heir of Sea and Fire

    • Riddle-Master Trilogy, Book 2
    • By: Patricia A. McKillip
    • Narrated by: Fiona Walsh
    • Length: 6 hrs and 49 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 325
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 281
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 281

    By the vow of her father and her own desire, Raederle was pledged to Morgon, Riddle-Master of Hed. But a year had passed since Morgon disappeared on his search for the High One at Erlenstar Mountain, and rumors claimed he was dead. Raederle set out to learn the truth for herself, though her small gift of magic seemed too slight for the perils she must face. The quest led through strange lands and dangerous adventures. Only her growing powers enabled her at last to reach Erlenstar Mountain.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Best Series I've Ever Read! Terrible narrator!

    • By Daniel on 03-22-11

    Regular price: $19.95

  • Book 3

    • Harpist in The Wind

    • Riddle-Master Trilogy, Book 3
    • By: Patricia A. McKillip
    • Narrated by: Simon Prebble
    • Length: 8 hrs and 25 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 305
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 258
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 267

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Stunningly good

    • By Scott A. Minar on 03-05-12

    Regular price: $19.95