Patricia McKillip

Patricia McKillip is one of those essential fantasy writers. I don’t love everything she’s written equally, but so many of her books are so amazing. Reading them is like walking into a magical forest; her lyrical prose weaves itself around you and spits you out at the end, wondering what just happened. Also, she’s still writing, though perhaps not as quickly as she used to. For beautiful fairytale stories, she can’t be beaten.

Favorite Patricia McKillip books
1. Ombria in Shadow
2. The Alphabet of Thorn
3. The Riddle-Master series
4. The Book of Atrix Wolfe
5. Song for the Basilisk
6. The Tower at Stony Wood

All of my Patricia McKillip reviews
The Alphabet of Thorn, briefly (2009) and again briefly (2011)
The Bell at Sealey Head, briefly (2009)
The Bards of Bone Plain, briefly (2011)
The Book of Atrix Wolfe, briefly (2010)
The Changeling Sea, briefly (2008) and again, briefly (2010)
Fool’s Run, briefly (2008)
The Forgotten Beasts of Eld, briefly (2008)
Harrowing the Dragon (2010) and again, briefly (2008)
The House on Parchment Street, briefly (2008)
Moon-Flash and The Moon and the Face, briefly (2008)
The Night Gift, briefly (2010)
Od Magic, briefly (2010)
Ombria in Shadow (2009) and again, briefly (2009)
Riddle of Stars (2009) and again, briefly (2008); The Riddle-master of Hed, briefly (2011); Heir of Sea and Fire, briefly (2011); Harpist in the Wind, briefly (2011)
Solstice Wood, briefly (2009)
Something Rich and Strange (2009)
Song for the Basilisk (2010)
The Sorceress and the Cygnet, briefly (2011)
The Throme of the Erril of Sherill, briefly (2008)
The Tower at Stony Wood (2010)
Winter Rose, briefly (2008) and again, briefly (2010)

Books I’ve read and haven’t formally reviewed
The Cygnet and the Firebird

In the Forests of Serreread.

“The Old Woman and the Storm” 1985–read. Okay, but not amazingly great.

“Byndley”–read. Firebirds (2003)

“Undine” 2004–read. Very disappointing—messagey and didn’t make a lot of sense.

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