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MK's Reading Life

Lifelong passionate reader. Mysteries, Fantasy, and Non-Fiction of various sorts. Currently reading a fair amount focused on WWI and the interwar years. (I have no idea why.)

The Bards of Bone Plain

The Bards of Bone Plain - Patricia A. McKillip Enjoyable as she always is, but this one felt incomplete. Her books, post-Riddlemaster, have spoken to me of deeper meanings, not strictly allegory, but more using myth to explore this life. I don't mind working a little harder to find it, but I seem to have missed it completely with this one. I did enjoy the tri-partite structure of the book: Flashback, Present and scholarly paper written in the present about the events of the flashback. This kind of experimentation in the structure of a novel has always appealed to me. But perhaps, in this case, the experimentation took over from telling either the story or the deeper one. Still diverting and enjoyable, just not one of her best.