Riddle-Master of Hed
Author: Patricia McKillip
McKILLIP. Patricia A. The Riddle-Master of Hed. NY: Atheneum, 1976. Blueish-green cloth stamped in gold. Tan speckled endpapers. A fine copy in a fine dust jacket.
First edition. The first book in McKillip’s Riddle-Master Trilogy. In her most enduring and beloved work, McKillip brings us the epic journeys of a young prince in a strange land, where wizards have long since vanished and all wisdom is learned through riddles. But the one riddle no one can answer is why young Prince Morgan of Hed has three stars on his forehead.