McKillip, Patricia A. -- The Bards of Bone Plain
Have not yet finished, but oh lordy I still love McKillip's writing.
I stopped at least once per page to say "I wish I had written that
sentence." Aside from that... it has already been well observed that
this book rethinks many of the elements of the Matter of Hed. Not
because they were poorly done the first time, of course. I guess
McKillip just wanted to play with bards and harps and students and
riddles and inexplicable contests and wizards turning up out of legend
at your dinner table, one more time. I can't blame her a bit.
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