The Forgotten Beasts of Eld
|Author:||Patricia A. McKillip|
|Publisher:||Magic Carpet Books|
When her father dies, 16-year-old Sybel’s only companions are the magical menagerie called to Eld Mountain long ago by her reclusive grandfather, the progeny of a powerful wizard and a mortal. The animals provide Sybel’s only sense of family until a man brings her the infant son of her mother’s sister, forcing Sybel to return to the world of humans—a world where she learns the intricacies of guile and treachery as well as the power of human love.
Almost destroyed because of a man’s fear and greed, Sybel, a beautiful young sorceress, embarks on a quest for revenge that proves equally destructive. Winner of the World Fantasy award, this exquisitely written story has something for almost every reader: adventure, romance and a resonant mythology that reveals powerful truths about human nature. Locus praised it for its “marvelous heroine…and chilling sorcery” and The New York Times called it “rich and regal.”