The Bards of Bone Plain

The Bards of Bone Plain

Book - 2010
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The newest novel from the World Fantasy Award-winning author of The Bell at Sealey Head .

With "her exquisite grasp of the fantasist's craft"* ( Publishers Weekly ) Patricia A. McKillip now invites readers to discover a place that may only exist in the mystical wisdom of poetry and music.

Scholar Phelan Cle is researching Bone Plain-which has been studied for the last 500 years, though no one has been able to locate it as a real place. Archaeologist Jonah Cle, Phelan's father, is also hunting through time, piecing history together from forgotten trinkets. His most eager disciple is Princess Beatrice, the king's youngest daughter. When they unearth a disk marked with ancient runes, Beatrice pursues the secrets of a lost language that she suddenly notices all around her, hidden in plain sight.

View our feature on Patricia A. McKillip's Bards of Bone Plain

Publisher: New York : Ace Books, 2010.
ISBN: 9780441019571
Characteristics: 329 p. ; 22 cm.

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Nov 30, 2013

great prose, interesting double story telling (one story in present time, one story in the past), kind of mysterious without being too obvious or too complicated. Wonderful read.

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