Riddle-master trilogy was Re: Tolkien (was Re: Who invented the
modern fantasy genre?)
rohina at shaw.ca
Wed Aug 25 12:28:51 EDT 2004
>It's been interesting to discuss the series with people who all seem to like
>it for different reasons. Julie relates it to her first real introduction
>to fantasy; a favorite teacher loaned the book club omnibus to her from his
>own personal library, which made an impression on her. Kathleen has
>theories about the symbology that I've now forgotten, but I'm sure she'll
>tell me sometime. I love the language and the way the land-rule works, and
>in re-reading it this time (with my lovely first-edition hardcover copies,
>yay!) I finally understood why Morgon's acquisition of land-law in _Harpist
>in the Wind_ was a necessary response to the power of the shape-changers.
>And that other girl was harping about grammatical inaccuracies. Geez.
Ah, the last defense of the clueless - nitpicking.
I recently read a much newer McKillip, (Alphabet of Thorn) and really
enjoyed it. I know Melissa doesn't like the newer ones as much, but I
wondered if you had read this one?
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