The Forgotten Beasts of EldPatricia A. McKillip
fantasy, young adult
World Fantasy Award 1975, Mythopoeic Fantasy Award nominee 1975.
Spun from threads of gold and living dreams of ancient powers, THE FORGOTTEN BEASTS OF ELD is the story of Sybel, the ivory-haired wizard, who, with a touch of her mind, summons a kingdom of magical beasts – each with a superhuman power. Together they must undertake a wondrous quest across shimmering, fabled Eldwold and beyond, through dynastic was and chilling sorcery, before Sybel learns the power of human love.
Under a crystal dome
in the forests of an enchanted
world, unfolds this adventure of ancient
powers, spun with threads of gold and the
living dreams of the uncorrupted sorceress, Sybel.
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.