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The Bards of Bone Plain

Patricia A. McKillip ñ 8 Free ead

I love McKillip s work now that I ve got into it I Actually Found It A actually found it a difficult to pick which of her books to ead last night and ultimately just went with Lynn s ecommendation It took me a little while to get the hang of how this world works there s cars and trams but also ancient magic a bit closer to the surface than it is for us It s nice to have a fantasy setting where
There S Industry Where 
s industry where are essentially grad students trainee bards and archaeologists the princess and her team and that sense of a past present and futur This eminded me strongly of Tam Lin minus a ueen of Faerie and most of the The Magistrates' Court: An Introduction (Fifth Edition) romance Twin storylines eventually converging and no prizes for immediately spotting who Nairn must be It kept me listening and grew stronger at the end and as ever McKillip s prose is a stand out but I don t think this would be a good introduction to her work In the nation of Beldan the princess prefers archaeology to balls and theoads are traversed by steam powered horseless carriages After the princess digs up a strange coin her friend Phelan begins finding other clues that the iddles and songs he s spent his life memorizing might be magicaland that the metaphorical immortal bard Nairn might be eal after all While Phelan searches through dusty Nomadische Lebenswelten Und Zarische Politik: Der Aufstand In Zentralasien 1916 records a new court bard challenges Beldan s bard Interspersed with all of this are Nairn s own adventures while learning music and magic generations before But the past and the present can t stay apart for longI love Patricia McKillip s work but herecent books have a tendency to start strong build to a confusing climax and then abruptly end This book is no exception Mckillip draws characters with a light sure hand her magic feels magical her plots are believable If she d had another hundred pages to tell this story it would have been impeccable As it stands it s merely very enjoyable Patricia I m going to have to put my foot down I know you looove the idea of harpersbardsminstrels but enough already One author can only write so many stories about bards before it becomes a little embarrassing And epetitive Hey I still enjoyed your book but I did skip all those long passages about harp playing and heartstrings and natural imagery Sorry On the bright side that made the sub narrative about Nairn go a lot faster which was good because I liked the main plot line in the modern city much better Nairn was kind of a self absorbed douche and Declan wasn t much better what with his needless mysteriousness and unexplained motivations Why was he so set on helping some andom foreigner conuer all the apparently peaceful little kingdoms Anyway I preferred The Dog Cancer Survival Guide: Full Spectrum Treatments to Optimize Your Dog's Life Quality and Longevity reading about the archaeologist princess Beatrice and Zoe the grad student bard and Phelan even if he was too much of a doormat sometimes But I guess there wasn t enough plot to make the entire narrative about them Maybe next time huh In the meantime why don t you go learn to play the harp Get it out of your system ORIGINALLY POSTED AT Fantasy LiteraturePatricia McKillip is a mustead author for any true lover of fantasy literature With a voice all her own she imbues her work both the story and the style with beauty magic and wonder Her latest novel The Bards of Bone Plain is just as enchanting as I was expecting it to be I listened to Audible Frontiers version No Beast So Fierce: The Terrifying True Story of the Champawat Tiger, the Deadliest Animal in History read by Marc Vietor and Charlotte Parry a nice combinationScholar Phelan Cle is nearly finished studying to be a bard and he seady to graduate He s chosen a fairly easy and unambitious topic for his final paper something that s been written about many times before the myth of Bone Plain Is it a Close to the Land: The Way We Lived in North Carolina, 1820-1870 real place If so where is it and what happened there to Nairn the legendary harpist who disappeared during the first bardic competition hundreds of years ago Expecting to write aather dull and inconclusive paper like all the previous dull and inconclusive papers Phelan is surprised to discover that his alcoholic father archeologist Jonah Cle knows about Nairn s story than the scholars do Finally Phelan s interest is piued and he sets out in earnest to uncover the pastMeanwhile Princess Beatrice is literally uncovering the past Much to her mother s embarrassment Beatrice prefers. Scholar Phelan Cle is Berlayar di Pamor Badik researching Bone Plain which has been studied for the last 500 years though no one has been able to locate it as aeal place Archaeologist Jonah. To hang out in Jonah Cle s underground archeological digs in her dusty dungarees L. Munatius Plancus rather than attend palace garden parties When she unearths a strange piece of jewelry she starts looking for the meaning of the unknownunes carved in itBut she s not the only one interested in ancient unes so is kelda the in ancient unes So is Kelda the bard who s competing against all the other musicians who aspire to be the king s new
Court Bard Also Competing 
bard Also competing Phelan s friend Zoe daughter of the palace steward who s helping Phelan with his data collection During the competition it all comes to a head as Phelan s esearch Beatrice s ancient discoveries and Zoe s talent collideThe Bards of Bone Plain combines the arts and sciences and mysteries of archeology music language and history to create a multi layered story that s sure to satisfy both sides of your brain I enjoyed the academic atmosphere and the way that Phelan s esearch paper was used as alternating chapters to present Nairn s story In the audiobook edition only these chapters are The Pink Pearl read by Charlotte Parry so that they are clearly set apartThe characters are well done though there are so many important ones that we don t get to know them all as well as we d like to I especially liked Princess Beatrice who drives a steam powered car and is always trying to balance her courtly duties with her dirty hobbies She hates the social events she seuired to attend but she knows that if she pushes her mother too far she ll be shipped off to the country to live with her sister s family Beatrice s social blunders and her interactions with her family are delightfully humorousIf you Migrant Resistance in Contemporary Europe re familiar with Patricia McKillip then you know she writes in a somewhat dreamy and fanciful style that though lyrical and lovely is occasionally misty and vague While the plot of The Bards of Bone Plain is fairly straight forward McKillip somantic style shrouds some aspects of the plot and characters in mysteries that are never completely cleared up This sense of wonder is part of what makes her stories work so well as fantasy The Bards of Bone Plain is another McKillip novel that leaves the eader in awe It s a gorgeous story that celebrates the power of music language and love ARC borrowed from my husband s TO REVIEW PILE THIS IS THE THIRD MCKILLIP BOOK review pile This is the third McKillip book ve ead this year that made sense than 75% of the time I jest because I love her books but it does get irritating when they wander off into abstraction and don t actually Fairy Tales are True: Silent Reach from the Dunes to the Khumba Mela resolve the plot The structure worked well flipping back and forth each chapter between a handful of modern characters and the story of the fabled bard Nairn whose chapters are headed first by an excerpt from a scholarly paper and then followed by actual narration of his life You have the usual fantasyMcKillip cast ofoyals and commoners in Patricia McKillip generally writes dreamy lyrical fairy tale like fantasies and her books have always been a mixed bag for me I adored The Forgotten Beasts of Eld The Changeling Sea and Alphabet of Thorn Despite several tries I ve never been able to make it through the entire Riddle Master The Complete Trilogy trilogy I also DNF d The Bell at Sealey Head but I m determined to give it another shot sometime since I own a copy of it I tried twice and could not at all get into The Sorceress and the Cygnet though I did manage to wade through it But despite my often mixed Galaxies in the Universe: An Introduction reactions to McKillip s books I keep going back because when I do like her books Ieally love themSo The Bards of Bone Plain falls somewhere in the middle for me McKillip goes back to her harpistbard well here with the story of a kingdom where the best bards have magical powers The chapters alternate between the story and struggles of the harpist Nairn in ancient times and Jonah Cle and his son Phelan bards Zoe and the mysterious Kelda and Princess Beatrice in modern times a steampunkearly industrial era which I found amusing but a little of an odd fit in a McKillip work Princess Beatrice is an archaeological digger much to the ueen s dismay she pales every time she sees Beatrice in her dirty dungarees Phelan is esearching for a paper that he needs to write in order to finish up his schooling Both of them diggi. Cle Phelan's father is also hunting through time piecing history together from forgotten trinkets His most eager disciple is Princess Beatrice the king's youngest dau. Ng in the past for some answers or at least a nifty find to displaywrite about Eventually past and present come together in the book as the various pieces start to tie together Bards of Bone Plain is poetic and ambiguous like most of McKillip s works There s of course a lot of lovely language and imageryShe couldn t ead the bard s expression but she could guess at it He had unraveled his heart for them spun it into gold and woven gold into a web The two flies buzzing obliviously on the outermost strand of it would cause the bard dissatisfaction greater than his pleasure in all the trapped and motionless morsels within the shining strandsHe exuded ambiguities she decided that was his fascination His mouth spoke his eyes said something other his smile belied everythingBut the meandering plot wasn t very compelling and too many uestions were left unanswered for me at the end view spoilerWho was WelkinKelda What was he trying to achieve Why was the big musical test so different the second time Why didn t Phelan fail hide spoiler Aaarrgghhh it s a sad day This is the first McKillip book that just did not entrance me The language was gorgeous and the setting perfect as usual but the plot and organization failed me utterly Instead of being completely transported to my usual expected enchanted worlds the journey through this book was plodding and freuently interrupted Perhaps it s me missing something but I just couldn t hear the magical music this book was trying to play Drat Not a McKillip I find particularly comprehensible This goes from mythic the ivalry between Nairn and Declan and their feuding kingdoms takes a brief detour as a school story and becomes almost stiltedly parallel Nairn and Welkin Zoe And Kelda In A Kelda in a that oversimplifies the story who and why and the layers of symbolism flatten into a story of present day edemption That transformation Philosophy in Social Work robs the novel of any villainy just takes the stingight out of it along with the impact This starts as myth and ends as pastoral and its contemplations on music and language go from lyrical and violent to stream of consciousness in a way that tries to make sense of itself in the moment but ends as to be overly literal I suppose chicken scratch This just doesn t say anything Though I suppose it dances around itself in fine prose and almost obsessive symbolism as if attempting to obscure that fact When I Americana: The Kinks, the Riff, the Road: The Story read the description this sounded to me as if Patricia McKillip had taken bits of the ideas and tropes of Riddle Master of Hed and explored them in a slightly different fashion Since I particularly adore that trilogy or omnibus depending on when you ve discovered it that intrigued me enough to buy itI m happy to say that this is to me exactly what it is Now this is a 250 pages book on my ebookeader at 12pt font size Riddle Master is a trilogy of course certain pieces are missingWe lose a strong heroine fully developed Raederle we lose the exploration of the influence of kingshippower over the land which we had various versions and explorations in various countries in the trilogy we lose the in depth development of family ties "BAR THOSE BETWEEN CHILDREN AND PARENTS WE HAVE FAR " those between children and parents we have far protagonists and far fewer simultaneous uestsWe keep the power of musicNairn Zoe Welkin Declan Kelda and iddles Phelan Nairn Beatrice Jonah the power of the older magic and the problems of inheriting it Declan Zoe uellen Nairn family elationships between children and parents Phelan and his parents Nairn family Organizing Power relationships between children and parents Phelan and his parents and her parents the danger of challenging a power and needing to overcome it Nairn Phelan Zoe but the focus of the storyemains on Nairn and Phelan everything else is subsumed especially the very tacked on love storyI was satisfied but my biggest impulse now is to Bipedal, By Pedal: Confidential Mad Libs reead Riddle Master which gave me so much of these tropes and explored them so much better But then again I don t think there could have been another Riddle Master of Hed that trilogy is perfect in and of itself it should be made into a Ghibli movie by MiyazakiI think McKillip could take the world of this book and explore do stand alones here that would work I wouldn t want that for Riddle Master that story is already perfect to Ghter When they unearth a disk marked with ancient unes Beatrice pursues the secrets of a lost language that she suddenly notices all around her hidden in plain sight. .


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