The Tower at Stony Wood

The Tower at Stony Wood

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The acclaimed author of Song for the Basilisk and Winter Rose weaves a beautiful, entrancing fantasy of a powerful knight who must follow the threads of reality and illusion--to the truth...As a loyal knight in service to the king, Cyan Dag is honored to attend the royal wedding--until he receives a strange warning from an old woman. "Watch her dance," she says about the king's beautiful new bride. "She forgets herself in the music and lets her true self show. You will see the sixth finger on her hands, the scales on her feet, her distorted shadow, her terrible eyes..." And so, Cyan is compelled to leave the kingdom on a mission--to learn whether the new queen is truly the king's beloved...or a dangerous, sorcerous imposter.
Publisher: New York : ACE Books, 2000.
Edition: First edition.
ISBN: 9780441007332
0441007333
Branch Call Number: F
Characteristics: 294 pages ; 19 cm

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lythea
Apr 29, 2012

Starts out rather Arthurian and drab, but gets so wondrously weird after that.

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Fulgoroidea
Jul 02, 2011

The most symbolic of McKillip's novels, with two intertwined tales that intersect at improbable locations of mythology and poetry. Fossilized viewpoints must be discarded before a resolution of wonder and awe can be achieved. Younger readers can appreciate the magic and outcome while serious readers can interpret the theology and poetry.

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