Thursday, December 27, 2012
The Tower at Stony Wood - Patricia A. McKillip
Cyan Dag is a knight of the King of Yves, and on the eve of the King’s wedding, finds out that his perspective wife, the Lady of Skye, is actually a monster disguising herself as the Lady. So, he sets off for Skye to find the real lady, who is imprisoned in a tower. There’s a side story of a baker in a seaside town in Skye, and the Lord of Ysse, who is trying to wrest power back from the King of Yves. The stories are related, but it take a really long time to find out how.
This is still a lovely book, and I did ultimately enjoy it, but it would probably not be a great introduction to McKillip’s work – she can be much less convoluted, and those stories are better starters.