My biggest complaint about this series of books is where the publisher decide to split the second and third book. Be sure you have 3 waiting before you finish 2. Other than that, I love this series and have reread it several times.
I enjoyed this fantasy featuring Morgon, prince of Hed, who seeks the truth about the stars on his forehead and the destiny that awaits him. I look forward to reading the next book in the series, Heir of Sea and Fire.
Great fantasy adventure, first in the Riddlemaster Trilogy. Morgon, Prince of the peace-loving kingdom of Hed, undertakes a dangerous journey to faraway Erlenstar Mountain to learn the meaning of the three stars that are on his forehead. As he journeys, he encounters mythical creatures and evil beings who wish to kill him. Great beginning to the trilogy, looking forward to reading the second book in the trilogy!
The Riddle Master of Club Hed is a light but fun read by McKillip, a most talented writer. The book is the first in a series about a riddle-master travels throughout the kingdom. Wizards have vanished from the world and all knowledge is found in riddles if one can but understand them. A prince of the farmers of Hed, Morgan, is a master at understanding riddles. Betting his life on this talent, he hopes to win a crown from the deceased Lord of Aum. However, other forces threaten his efforts. His friends are replaced by shape changers and he finds himself fleeing while trying to solve the strangest riddle of all - why does he have three stars on his forehead.
If your a fan of The Unbeliever Series or The Earthsea trilogy I think you will enjoy these books. Short and sweet. The author cuts all the crap and just gives you the good stuff. Very original. Memorable characters that make you care about them and a little bit of suspense here and there. I didn't want to put this book down.
Long ago, the wizards had vanished from the world, and all knowledge was left hidden in riddles. Morgon, prince of the simple farmers of Hed, proved himself a master of such riddles when he staked his life to win a crown from the dead Lord of Aum.
But now ancient, evil forces were threatening him. Shape changers began replacing friends until no man could be trusted. So Morgon was forced to flee to hostile kingdoms, seeking the High One who ruled from mysterious Erlenstar Mountain.
Beside him went Deth, the High One's Harper. Ahead lay strange encounters and terrifying adventures. And with him always was the greatest of unsolved riddles -- the nature of the three stars on his forehead that seemed to drive him toward his ultimate destiny.