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Patricia McKillip is one of the very few contemporary authors who can write original fairytales.
There are reasons for this that become clear late in the novel, but I think his character could have been better executed so as to not be annoying.
If you have been a fan of Harry Potter and are wondering what to read next this may be the book for you.
McKillip is irresistible - a sense of magic taking many different forms in her books, but always with understandable rules and a sense of greater possibilities beyond these. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Paul A. Danaher
I love Patricia McKillip's work, absolutely love it. So, I was predisposed to love this book, but it was just okay. Read morePublished 5 months ago by Jane Hinrichs
This fantasy story is about a young man who doesn't know the extent of his magical powers.
Brenden lives in the far north and has an innate connection with plants. Read more
I always feel more hopeful after reading one of her books, and this one is no exception. I found this book very soothing.Published 23 months ago by Jack Verser
***this review has appeared previously at medusaslibrary.wordpress.com***
I listened to this one on audio, and maybe that was a mistake. Read more
I will always love the early books that introduced me to this author, the Riddlemaster of Hed trilogy and The Forgotten Beasts of Eld. Read morePublished on June 14, 2012 by R. Cash
I can't say that I disliked Od Magic. It was filled with many of McKillip's trademarks--lyrical prose, multi-dimensional characters, etc. Read morePublished on October 17, 2010 by Beth
Although not the absolute best of Patricia A McKillip's work, this is still a good read. I enjoyed it and would certainly recommend it. Read morePublished on February 7, 2010 by R. Terrell
I am giving this book three stars, and I am not female. I say this because this story is so feminine that it might just not register in my thick headed brain. But... Read morePublished on January 7, 2010 by clifford