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The Sorceress and the Cygnet (Cygnet, #1) Corleu was different from the typical dark haired Wayfolk His blond hair and his fascination with the legends and children s rhymes about the Cygnets, Gold King, Blind Lady, Dancer, and Warlock set him apart When Corleu and a band of Wayfolk become trapped in an endless swamp, he crosses a threshold an unthinkable act for Wayfolk seeking a means of escape This impetuous act puts him on a collision course with the legends of his childhood This is not a simple novel The intricately woven plot laced with surrealist qualities will appeal to mature fantasy lovers. Best Read The Sorceress and the Cygnet (Cygnet, #1) author Patricia A. McKillip For Kindle ePUB or eBook – groundhogwalking.co.uk

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  1. They re just tales, how could there be danger Just stars our eyes picked out and made into patterns so the night would be less lonely with faces looking back at us But because of stars and smallfolk rhyme, I ve lost everything I ever knew Corleu, the hero of this early fairytale from the pen of Patricia McKillip, is an insignificant speck on the landscape in the eyes of most of the Hold people who consider his nomadic tribe as wild, dirty and uncouth He is a target of ridicule and bullying They re just tales, how could there be danger Just stars our eyes picked out and made into patterns so the night would be less lonely with faces looking back at us But because of stars and smallfolk rhyme, I ve lost everything I ever knew Corleu, the hero of this early fairytale from the pen of Patricia McKillip, is an insignificant speck on the landscape in the eyes of most of the Hold people who consider his nomadic tribe as wild, dirty and uncouth He is a target of ridicule and bullying even within the ranks of his gypsies, because his hair is silver white while the rest of the people are raven haired Corleu takes refuge in the stories told by his grandmother in in the books left behind by his father He even invents his own adv...

  2. Mid range McKillip, I d say.The first chapter features some of the author s most poetic writing, as she introduces Corleu, a young man out of place among the restless Wayfolk who, his great grandmother tells him, long ago wandered out of the stars Corleu is a child of the horned moon, white haired where all of the other Wayfolk are dark He gets it from his grandfather, and his great grandfather, a stranger whom his great grandmother once coupled with among the corn one summer day Who was he Mid range McKillip, I d say.The first chapter features some of the author s most poetic writing, as she introduces Corleu, a young man out of place among the restless Wayfolk who, his great grandmother tells him, long ago wandered out of the stars Corleu is a child of the horned moon, white haired where all of the other Wayfolk are dark He gets it from his grandfather, and his great grandfather, a stranger whom his great grandmother once coupled with among the corn one summer day Who was he A lord A commoner A sorcerer One of his great gran s dreams and stories No one knows for certain.I love the culture, the lore, and the world of the Wayfolk, and in this chapter McKillip provides one of the most beautiful descriptions of falling in love I ve ever read Venn s younger sister, Tiel, crossed the camp one day carrying a bucket of water from the stream, a...

  3. The Sorceress and the Cygnet is two plots intertwined Corleu, a member of a wandering tribe, realizes they have wandered off the map into mythology Meguet, niece of the Holder ruler of Ro Holding, stumbles into a heritage she never suspected The link between the two is the titular sorceress Nyx, daughter to the Holder of Ro Holding and so called bog witch, who has spent nine years traveling the holding to learn magic from any source, including some that appear disgusting and cruel Corleu s The Sorceress and the Cygnet is two plots intertwined Corleu, a member of a wandering tribe, realizes they have wandered off the map into mythology Meguet, niece of the Holder ruler of Ro Holding, stumbles into a heritage she never suspected The link between the two is the titular sorceress Nyx, daughter to the Holder of Ro Holding and so called bog witch, who has spent nine years traveling the holding to learn magic from any source, including some that appear disgusting and cruel Corleu stumbles into Nyx s swamp with an impossible task, and ever curious Nyx decides to help him Since Corleu can t and Nyx doesn t want to tell anyone what he s searching for, he and Nyx butt heads with Meguet and the rest of Nyx s family, who see correctly Corleu s quest as a threat to Ro Holding itself.Patricia McKillip s books are as much about language and poetry as they are about story She has this unique way o...

  4. Mckillip has a way of taking me right out of the waking state logical mind, and into a realm of dreamlike fantasy, with a subtle undercurrent of menace This is really the point of fantasy for me I remember spending most of my time being confused when reading this novel, and at the same time, it kept me totally enthralled Mckillip has made no attempt to make this novel, or its characters relatable, in the normal sense These are fantasy c...

  5. In Patricia McKillip s The Sorceress and the Cygnet, song and story literally come to life Constellations fall from the sky and become breathing, dangerous beings A sorceress cooks spells with impossible ingredients A fighter wields the spirit, knowledge, and time of the thousand come before her.At least, I think that s what happened.Here s how it goes Corleau leads a wandering gypsy life, until he gets stuck in a timeless place The only way to free himself and the woman he loves is to find In Patricia McKillip s The Sorceress and the Cygnet, song and story literally come to life Constellations fall from the sky and become breathing, dangerous beings A sorceress cooks spells with impossible ingredients A fighter wields the spirit, knowledge, and time of the thousand come before her.At least, I think that s what happened.Here s how it goes Corleau leads a wandering gypsy life, until he gets stuck in a timeless place The only way to free himself and the woman he loves is to find something ...

  6. Although I didn t understand everything and had to read the first few chapters again a couple of times to make sure everything was clear, the prose was gorgeous and the imagery stunning The story doesn t move forward using definite events, but rather evolving symbolism and imagery Little by little, the stories within the story become real, functionning as riddles that unlock each other one by one The physical journey of Corleu, the protagonist, who asks the help of a sorceress to save his peo Although I didn t understand everything and had to read the first few chapters again a couple of times to make sure everything was clear, the prose was gorgeous and the imagery stunning The story doesn t move forward using definite events, but rather evolving symbolism and imagery Little by little, the stories within the story become real, functionning as riddles that unlock each other one by one The physical journey of Corleu, the protagonist, who asks the help of a sorceress to save his people and the woman he loves, is intertwinned in his symbolic journey from story to story, which is itself intertwined in the politics of the various countries of the world, politics of which the hero, as a member of a wandering folk that doesn t care about boundaries o...

  7. Not my favorite McKillip, but still rich and entertaining.

  8. This is one of Patricia McKillip s weaker books, in my opinion The writing is beautiful and lyrical, the plot her usual intricately woven story, with a cast of wonderful charactersbut I struggled to get through this book in a way I don t usually struggle with her work It felt a bit too convoluted At many times I felt as lost as the characters were within the story Having now read the sequel, this book almost feels like an introduction to the charactersthan its own standalone story This is one of Patricia McKillip s weaker books, in my opinion The writing is beautiful and lyrical, the plot her usual intricately woven story, with a cast of wonderful charactersbut I struggled to get through this book in a way I don t usually struggle with her work It felt a bit too convoluted At many times I felt as lost as the characters were within the story Having now read the sequel, this book almost feels like an introduction to the character...

  9. This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers To view it, click here I remember really liking The Sorceress and the Cygnet the first time I read it, but as I began re reading the novel, I was hard pressed to remember why The book starts slow as it meanders through the unexceptional boyhood and adolescence of the nominal hero, Corleu Corleu has unusual hair and unusual ancestors he grows up immersed in folk tales based on constellations his gypsy like people become stuck in a never ending loop of time Given the latter plot point, you could argue that the book I remember really liking The Sorceress and the Cygnet the first time I read it, but as I began re reading the novel, I was hard pressed to remember why The book starts slow as it meanders through the unexceptional boyhood and adolescence of the nominal hero, Corleu Corleu has unusual hair and unusual ancestors he grows up immersed in folk tales based on constellations his gypsy like people become stuck in a never ending loop of time Given the latter plot point, you could argue that the book is attempting to recreate the weary tedium that drowns Corleu, butno It s a lousy beginning, full of unimportant details that could easily be summarized elsewhere But then Corleu stumbles across a bleak swamp, an unreliable house, and an amoral sorceress, and I remembered why I liked The Sorceress and the Cygnet Nyx Ro has discarded her morality and humanity in exchange for knowledge, an...

  10. McKillip is an author to be read in quiet places where you won t be disturbed otherwise you re likely to find yourself leafing back to find out when a character turned into a tree The language, as in all her books, is very poetic It often helps with McKillip s books that her sister would draw maps of the locations I don t think there was one in this edition.No, I m pretty sure there isn t You d think that with a title like The Sorceress And The Cygnet,...