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Heir Of Sea And Fire (original 1977; edition 1979)

by Patricia Mckillip

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Title:Heir Of Sea And Fire
Authors:Patricia Mckillip
Info:Futura (1979), Edition: New Ed, Paperback, 224 pages
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HEIR OF SEA AND FIRE (RIDDLE-MASTER OF HED, NO 2) by PATRICIA A. MCKILLIP (1978)
  whitespiraldancer | Sep 14, 2013 |
The second book of a great 3 book fantasy series. Unlike many series, this second book is just as good as the first, if not a little better. The action and characters shift to other parts, but this was still fascinating. McKillip does an excellent job of drawing you in and making her world an entertaining place. Definitely not standard fantasy, but still some of the best ( )
  Karlstar | Apr 4, 2013 |
In some ways I think this is my favorite book of the trilogy. Raederle is a fantastic character and I love the way the whole thing builds to the third book. [May 2011] ( )
  maureene87 | Apr 4, 2013 |
Heir of Sea and Fire is the second book of the Riddle-Master Trilogy, and I liked it even more than the first book, The Riddle-Master of Hed. The trilogy was recommended on the "Seven-League Shelf" of the "cream" of the fantasy genre. It's fairly standard high-fantasy in being set in a quasi-medieval or renaissance setting of lords and swords with shapeshifters, wizards and ghosts. Morgon of Hed is a Farmer Prince and Riddle-master. In the first book we learn that he'd won a riddle-game that won him a crown. It also wins him the hand of Raederle, whose father vowed her to the winner of the riddle-game. In the previous book besides a few mentions, we only see her in a brief memory of Morgon.

In this book she comes into her own, and the story is centered on her. Morgon has seemingly disappeared, and Raederle is determined to go after him. In that quest she learns as much about her own identity and powers as about what has happened to Morgon. She's a resolute, determined and resourceful character and I thought this was a better ride than the first book, and it ended on a more satisfying note, even if there's certainly enough left hanging to make a reader eager to read the conclusion, Harper in the Wind. ( )
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By the vow of her father and her own desire, Raederle was pledged to Morgon, Riddle-Master of Hed. But a year had passed since Morgon disappeared on his search for the High One at Erlenstar Mountain, and rumors claimed he was dead.
Raederle set out to learn the truth for herself, though her small gift of magic seemed too slight for the perils she must face. The quest led through strange lands and dangerous adventures. Only her growing powers enabled her at last to reach Erlenstar Mountain. And there she discovered what she could not bear to accept.
Accompanied by Deth, the High One's Harper, she fled. And behind them came a pursuer whose name was Morgon, bent on executing a grim destiny upon Raederle and Deth.
Her only hope lay in summoning the Hosts of the Dead, led by the King whose skull she bore . . .

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When Morgon, Prince of Hed, fails to return from his journey to the High One, his fiancee, accompanied by his sister and a friend, sets out to find him.

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