McKillip weaves magic and mystery in with great character development.
In order to peak your interest and get the most out of it, read "The Cygnet and the Firebird" first, then read the first half to get any back story you're missing.
Like J.R.R. Tolkien, McKillip's writing is all wrapped up in nature's beauty, wind and roses and jeweled trees, as well as the majesty of deserts and forests.
Cygnet is actually two books in one, The Soceress and the Cygnet and The Cygnet and the Firebird, which both tell the story of the magical Ro family. Read morePublished on December 28, 2010 by Beth
Still, if you like her writing style, get it for sure.
If you've never read McKillip before, I recommend the Harper Trilogy. Read more
This is really two books in one volume. They could be read independent of one another, but by the end of the first book you know the main characters of the second. Read morePublished on May 13, 2009 by Leino