✓ The Book of Atrix Wolfe ☆ Download by Å Patricia A. McKillip
✓ The Book of Atrix Wolfe ☆ Download by Å Patricia A. McKillip 4.
5 starsHow truly beautiful and passionate and world loving this book is I don t know of many other books whose words enraptured me so This book is about a book, about sorrow and light, past and future, about redemption and restitution, love that transcends worlds, magic that springs hope, beauty that lives in life.
I will never forget this book Never It is a book I hope to share with the many, and the children I may have one day in the future They should know the language of The Book of Atrix Wolfe As for yourselves, maybe it s time to consider learning something new Page 220 Who else have you got to listen to you up here Why do you want to listen to me Because I don t want to make your mistake Page 239 But I made something else Where i It s the secret fantasy book for foodies The plotline has the fairy queen s daughter, Saro, lost within the real world of men and mages But the best part is that Saro s lost as the pot scrubber in the palace kitchen Every chapter, huge banquets are constructed and served with musical fanfares Meringues in the shapes of swans with currant eyes, pot pies with hunting scenes baked into the crust, opulent meals gone cold when crisis hits, then re purposed into sandwiches for the departing warriors The production of running a palace kitchen, the scrubbers and mincers, the plate washers, the pastry chefs, the spit turner boys.
Twenty Years Ago, The Powerful Mage Atrix Wolfe Unleashed An Uncontrollable Force That Killed His Beloved King Now, The Queen Of The Wood Has Offered Him One Last Chance For Redemption She Asks Him To Find Her Daughter, Who Vanished Into The Human World During The Massacre He Caused No One Has Seen The Princess But Deep In The Kitchens Of The Castle Of Pelucir, There Is A Scullery Maid Who Appeared Out Of Nowhere One Night Long Ago She Cannot Speak And Her Eyes Are Full Of Sadness But There Are Those Who Call Her Beautiful originally reviewed here Angieville.
It was my friends at Readerville who convinced me to give Patricia McKillip a try This I remember very clearly I d never read any of McKillip s books, though I d run across them plenty of times what with her books being shelved right next to Robin McKinley s on all the shelves ever And then there was the matter of her covers Somewhere along the line, they paired her up with Kinuko Craft and decided it was a match made in heaven For the most part, I think it is Craft s luscious, romantic dreaminess blends perfectly with McKillip s sort of stream of consciousness fantasy Occasionally, I long for something a bitsolid and grounded on one of her covers But they do fit the bill in the What You See is What You Get department I started off with The Riddlemaster trilogy and was instantly enad Where had this writer been all my life I loved Morgan of Hed wi actual rating 3.
5 starsI don t think I have ever read prose as elegantly written as this Mrs McKillip s writing is wonderful just as the worlds she is describing However, I wish the story itself would have been woven a little differently and perhaps had had a different ending.
If you love expressive elegant writing and ethereal descriptions of incredible worlds, this book is definitely for you.
If however you prefer a good old fashioned fairytale with a perfectly happy ending, this is definitely not that type Don t get me wrong now It doesn t end bad And it will even make you chuckle sometimes It s just that for me, it held too much of Sorrow and too little happy ever after.
This is incredibly beautifully written, but it s also incoherent The repetition is lyrical, but repetition alone doesn t create meaning what is the relevance of backward Of the lenses Of language Of the Hunter being separate and not McKillip is always dreamlike This is one of those dreams that doesn t make any sense.
This is my favourite book by McKillip, probably because the element of mystery that she always infuses her fantasy with is so strong here The young woman Saro is a dishwasher in the castle kitchens who is under an enchantment The kingdom is harassed by a frightening antlered enchanter The prince discovers a spell book whose words mean something other than what they say As usual, the author uses her beautiful and evocative style of writing to weave a spell on the reader much like the enchantments described in her books.
I ve read McKillip s work before and loved it, this I did not love The first clue that this was not going to be another love fest for me was the strange phrasing and odd over use of the comma Annoying If the plotline had not been so compelling I would never have kept reading okay, I ll admit it, sometimes skimming , not when my strongest impulse was to discard it Ha, what I really wanted to do was throw it at the wall Hard.
I could see what McKillip was trying to accomplish and how challenging a task it was, to use language and words to portray a character who is without language or even a basic understanding of what words are or what they mean Had she done that with just the portions we see through Saro s eyes it might have worked, however, she manipulates language throughout the whole book so the reader is required to constantly re read sentences or paragraphs to de
This is extraordinarily well written fantasy Patricia A McKillip is really the unsung hero of American high fantasy I am here to tell you to forget the HELL out of most other high fantasy authors especially Mercedes Lackey, Melanie Rawn, and Terry Goodkind because Patricia A McKillip just writes the shit out of them.
She is so concise and eloquent and purely otherworldly I would hesitate to put her even in the same league as most fantasy authors She is definitely in the same class as Tolkien, LeGuin, and CS Lewis That she is not better known is a travesty, for her work is both mythically epic and consistently genius.
In this volume, something I read years back, a young girl is lost, her memories a swirl of confusion, and none of the characters came across as st I don t know why this book didn t work that well for me it s very much what you d expect from McKillip, magical and otherworldly and dreamy, written in her usual meandering, allusive, dense style I just didn t really get into it that much, or follow the chains of events I often have that problem with McKillip s work, to be fair, so this is probably a very individual criticism people who enjoy her style effortlessly will probably enjoy this just as much as any of her other books.
For me, though the story is compelling, and the style is pretty amazing the way she depicts Saro s thoughts, despite the fact that Saro doesn t know how to speak, how to articulate in language, sticking close to what Saro is actually thinking experiencing, for example But other than that, I didn t really get invested with the story, the characters I felt oddl