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10 thoughts on “The Bards of Bone Plain

  1. says:

    Patricia McKillip generally writes dreamy, lyrical fairy tale like fantasies, and her books have always been a mixed bag for me I adored The Forgotten Beasts of Eld, The Changeling Sea and Alphabet of Thorn Despite several tries, I ve never been able to make it through the entire Riddle Master The Complete Trilogy trilogy I also DNF d The Bell at Sealey Head I tried twice and could not at all get into The Sorceress and the Cygnet But despite my very mixed reactions to her books, I keep goi Patricia McKillip generally writes dreamy, lyrical fairy tale like fantasies, and her books have always been a mixed bag for me I adored The Forgotten Beasts of Eld, The Changeling Sea and Alphabet of Thorn Despite several tries, I ve never been able to make it through the entire Riddle Master The Complete Trilogy trilogy I also DNF d The Bell at Sealey Head I tried twice and could not at all get into The Sorceress and the Cygnet But despite my very mixed reactions to her books, I keep going back because, when I do like her books, I really love them.So The Bards of Bone Plain falls somewhere in the middle for me McKillip goes back to her harpist bard well here, with the story of a kin...


  2. says:

    Patricia, I m going to have to put my foot down I know you looove the idea of harpers bards minstrels, but enough already One author can only write so many stories about bards before it becomes a little embarrassing And repetitive Hey, I still enjoyed your book, but I did skip all those long passages about harp playing and heartstrings and natural imagery Sorry On the bright side, that made the sub narrative about Nairn go a lot faster, which was good because I liked the main plot line in Patricia, I m going to have to put my foot down I know you looove the idea of harpers bards minstrels, but enough already One author can only write so many stories about bards before it becomes a little embarrassing And repetitive Hey, I still enjoyed your book, but I did skip all those long passages about harp playing and heartstrings and natural imagery Sorry On the bright side, that made the sub narrative about Nairn go a lot faster, which was good because I liked the main plot line in the modern city much better Nairn was kind of a self absorbed douche, and Declan wasn t much better, what with his needless mysteriousness and unexplained motivations Why was he so set on helping some random foreigner conquer all the apparently peaceful little kingdoms Anyway, I preferred reading about the archaeologist princess Be...


  3. says:

    I love McKillip s work, now that I ve got into it I actually found it a bit difficult to pick which of her books to read last night, and ultimately just went with Lynn s recommendation It took me a little while to get the hang of how this world works there s cars and trams, but also ancient magic, a bit closer to the surface than it is for us It s nice to have a fantasy setting where there s industry, where there are essentially grad students trainee bards and archaeologists the princess I love McKillip s work, now that I ve got into it I actually found it a bit difficult to pick which of her books to read last night, and ultimately just went with Lynn s recommendation It took me a little while to get the hang of how this world works there s cars and trams, but also ancient magic, a bit closer to the surfa...


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    ORIGINALLY POSTED AT Fantasy Literature.Patricia McKillip is a must read author for any true lover of fantasy literature With a voice all her own, she imbues her work both the story and the style with beauty, magic, and wonder Her latest novel, The Bards of Bone Plain, is just as enchanting as I was expecting it to be I listened to Audible Frontiers version read by Marc Vietor and Charlotte Parry a nice combination.Scholar Phelan Cle is nearly finished studying to be a bard and he s re ORIGINALLY POSTED AT Fantasy Literature.Patricia McKillip is a must read author for any true lover of fantasy literature With a voice all her own, she imbues her work both the story and the style with beauty, magic, and wonder Her latest novel, The Bards of Bone Plain, is just as enchanting as I was expecting it to be I listened to Audible Frontiers version read by Marc Vietor and Charlotte Parry a nice combination.Scholar Phelan Cle is nearly finished studying to be a bard and he s ready to graduate He s chosen a fairly easy and unambitious topic for his final paper, something that s been written about many times before the myth of Bone Plain Is it a real place If so, where is it and what happened there to Nairn, the legendary harpist who disappeared during the first bardic competition hundreds of years ago Expecting to write a rather dull and inconclusive paper like all...


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    ARC borrowed from my husband s to review pile This is the third McKillip book I ve read this year that made sensethan 75% of the time I jest, because I love her books, but it does get irritating when they wander off into abstraction and don t actually resolve the plot The structure worked well, flipping back and forth each chapter between a handful of modern characters and the story of the fabled bard Nairn, whose chapters are headed first by an excerpt from a scholarly paper an ARC borrowed from my husband s to review pile This is the third McKillip book I ve read this year that made sensethan 75% of the time I jest, because I love her books, but it does get irritating when they wander off into abstraction and don t actually resolve the plot The structure worked well, flipping back and forth each chapter between a handful of modern characters and the story of the fabled bard Nairn, whose chapters are headed first by an excerpt from a scholarly paper and then followed by actual narration of his life You have the usual fantasy McKillip cast of royals and commoners, including bards in this case as Phelan, a bardic student, unravels the mysteries of his past and his archaeologist father I was slightly amused at the inclusion of lots of steam technology in the modern sections I guess steampunk trappings are just inescapable in fantasy at this point, although the...


  6. says:

    When I read the description this sounded to me as if Patricia McKillip had taken bits of the ideas and tropes of Riddle Master of Hed and explored them in a slightly different fashion Since I particularly adore that trilogy or omnibus, depending on when you ve discovered it , that intrigued me enough to buy it.I m happy to say that this is to me exactly what it is Now, this is a 250 pages book on my ebook reader at 12pt font size, Riddle Master is a trilogy of course certain pieces are When I read the description this sounded to me as if Patricia McKillip had taken bits of the ideas and tropes of Riddle Master of Hed and explored them in a slightly different fashion Si...


  7. says:

    I ve got a new favorite Patricia McKillip novel in The Bards of Bone Plain and maybe even a favorite new novel, period.The novel starts with a present day story in the kingdom of Belden Phelen Cle, a student at the bardic academy in Caerau, is casting about for a subject for his final paper He settles on the overworked topic of the Bone Plain, thinking it will be easy Phelan s father, Jonah, is a wealthy drunk who finances archaeological digs One of his diggers happens to be Princess Be I ve got a new fav...


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    In the nation of Beldan, the princess prefers archaeology to balls, and the roads are traversed by steam powered horseless carriages After the princess digs up a strange coin, her friend Phelan begins finding other clues that the riddles and songs he s spent his life memorizing might be magicaland that the metaphorical immortal bard Nairn might be real after all While Phelan searches through dusty records, a new court bard challenges Beldan s bard Interspersed with all of this are Nairn s In the nation of Beldan, the princess prefers archaeology to balls, and the roads are traversed by steam powered horseless carriages After the princess digs up a strange coin, her friend Phelan begins finding other clues that the riddles and songs he s spent his life memorizing might be magicaland that the metaphorical immortal bard Nairn might be real after all While Phelan searches through dusty records, a new court bard challenges Beldan s bard Intersp...


  9. says:

    A very fascinating story about the foundations of music and poetry by a story teller who has a deep sense of the reaches to which art can take its artist McKillip mixes her own imagery with that of Irish and Welsh legends, particularly the cauldron as the source of poetic inspiration and the dark tower from that ...


  10. says:

    Well, it s Patricia McKillip, so I have to give it 4 stars because basically she can do no wrong in my eyes since I read The Riddle Master of Hed some thirty years ago Oddly though, this book felt a little like a re run, as it contains much about the power of music, and mysterious harpers, and very old ruins Her lyrical style is one that I eat up with a spoon, so no matter what, I loved each page for the beautifully constructed sent...


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