With the help of fine folks over at GOODREADS, we’re giving away an advance reading copy of Patricia A. McKillip’s World Fantasy Award-winner THE FORGOTTEN BEASTS OF ELD
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“Rich and regal.”
—New York Times
THE FORGOTTEN BEASTS OF ELD
by Patricia A. McKillip
“Like the Ring trilogy or the Earthsea books … This magical moonlit fantasy has dignity and romance, heart-stopping suspense, adventure, richness of concept and language and—perhaps rarest of all in romantic fantasy—a sly sense of humor.”
Young Sybel, the heiress of powerful wizards, needs the company of no-one outside her gates. In her exquisite stone mansion, she is attended by exotic, magical beasts: Riddle-master Cyrin the boar; the treasure-starved dragon Gyld; Gules the Lyon, tawny master of the Southern Deserts; Ter, the fiercely vengeful falcon; Moriah, feline Lady of the Night. Sybel only lacks the mysterious Liralen, which continues to elude her most powerful enchantments.
But when a soldier bearing an infant arrives, Sybel discovers that the world of man and magic is full of love and deceit—and the possibility of more power than she can imagine.
THE FORGOTTEN BEASTS OF ELD is one of the true classics of fantasy.
“Like much of McKillip’s work: gorgeous, evocative, and fragile.”
“This is my favorite book of all time. If I had to pick a desert island book, it would be this one.”
—Gail Carriger, New York Times bestselling author of the Parasol Protectorate
“Patricia McKillip’s FORGOTTEN BEASTS OF ELD is stunning. I grew up in a boarding school, so I can’t say how great it is without profanity. It’s truly great, concentrated, thoughtful, vicious, exalted fantasy, and everyone should read it, and it seems criminal to me that I haven’t until now. Reading ELD felt like finding a missing star: it’s always been there, shaping space, and reading it made so many other books make sense. I read it in a down moment, and it filled me with joy and awe at the power of love, writing, and fantasy.”
—Max Gladstone, author of the Hugo Award-winning Craft Sequence series
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Cover by Thomas Canty