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Patricia A. McKillip

Patricia A. McKillip (1948- ) is US writer whose early books were all fantasy, mostly for children. These showed an increasing assurance (and appeared to be for increasingly older children) from The House on Parchment Street (1973) through to The Throme of the Erril of Sherill (1973) and The Forgotten Beasts of Eld (1974), an assurance which culminated in the Riddle-Master trilogy: The Riddle-Master of Hed (1976), Heir of Sea and Fire (1978) and Harpist in the Wind (1979), assembled as Riddle of Stars (omni 1979). It has been argued, by Peter Nicholls in Survey of Modern Fantastic Literature (1983) edited by Frank N Magill, that the trilogy is a work of classic stature: the intricate narrative of its quest story echoes a moral complexity almost unheard of in fantasy trilogies . . .

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