In the Forests of Serre
Patricia A. McKillipISBN: 0441011578;
Amazon.comLike Ursula K. Le Guin and Jane Yolen, World Fantasy Award winner Patricia A. McKillip (author of Riddle-Master , The Forgotten Beasts of Eld , and Ombria in Shadow ) is one of the great fantasy authors working at the turn of the millennium. In her beautifully written novel In the Forests of Serre , McKillip again demonstrates her intimate understanding of the mysteries of magic and the human heart. Everyone in the kingdom of Serre avoids the Mother of All Witches, an ugly, powerful, and dangerous woman who lives in the Forest of Serre. But then the grief-blinded Prince of Serre rides down the witch's white hen and earns her curse. Prince Ronan believes nothing can be worse than what he has already experienced: the death of his wife and their newborn. But soon the curse destroys what little the prince has left, and he wanders lost and half-mad through the Forest of Serre, pursuing a beautiful, elusive firebird that may be an illusion, or his doom....
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