The Tower at Stony Wood Author:Patricia A. McKillip She saw the knight in the mirror at sunset... — ...and so begins a richly enchanting novel from World Fantasy Award winner Patricia A. McKillip. The acclaimed author of Song for the Basilisk weaves a beautiful, entrancing fantasy of a powerful knight who must follow the threads of reality and illusion to the truth... — During the wedding festiviti... more »es of the king, Cyan Dag, a knight of Gloinmere, is sought out by a mysterious bard and told a terrifying tale: that the king has married a false queen -- a lie cloaked in ancient and powerful sorcery. Spurred by his steadfast honor and loyalty, Cyan departs on a dangerous quest to rescue the real queen from her tower prison, to prevent war, and to awaken magic in a land that has lost its way...« less
I love Patricia McKillip's writing. It is very poetic and can occasionally be hard to get into, but it's well worth the effort. This is my favorite McKillip book. There was something about the converging of the different story lines and the nature of the quest described that resonated deeply with me. It is not fantasy fast food so invest in this book if you have time to digest it.