The Tower at Stony WoodPatricia A. McKillip
Nebula Award nominee 2001.
She saw the knight in the mirror at sunset...
...and so begins a richly enchanting novel from World Fantasy Award winner Patricia A. McKillip. The acclaimed author of Song for the Basilisk weaves a beautiful, entrancing fantasy of a powerful knight who must follow the threads of reality and illusion to the truth...
During the wedding festivities of the king, Cyan Dag, a knight of Gloinmere, is sought out by a mysterious bard and told a terrifying tale: that the king has married a false queen – a lie cloaked in ancient and powerful sorcery. Spurred on by his steadfast honor and loyalty, Cyan departs on a dangerous quest to rescue the real queen from her tower prison, to prevent war, and to awaken magic in a land that has lost its way...
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Patricia Anne McKillip (born 1948) is an American author, distinguished by lyrical, delicate prose and careful attention to detail and characterization. She is a winner of the World Fantasy Award (The Forgotten Beasts of Eld, 1975, Ombria in Shadow, 2003) and Mythopoeic Award (Ombria in Shadow). Most of her recent novels have cover paintings by Kinuko Y. Craft. She is married to a poet David Lunde and lives in Oregon.