Author: Patricia McKillip
McKILLIP, Patricia. The Riddle-Master of Hed, Heir of Sea and Fire, and Harpist in the Wind. (The Riddle-Master Trilogy). NY: Atheneum, 1976-1979. Vol 1: 8vo, [viii] 229pp. Turquoise cloth stamped in gold. Beige speckled endpapers. A near fine copy with light rubbing to spine ends and slight dent at base of sheets not affecting the pages internally, in a fine dust jacket. Vol 2: [viii] 204pp. Red cloth stamped in gold. Slate gray endpapers. A near fine copy with light rubbing to spine ends and upper front corner, bearing previous owner’s stamp on blank flyleaf, in a fine dust jacket (minute crimping to upper front corner). Vol 3: [viii] 256pp. Blue-green cloth stamped in gold. Goldenrod endpapers. A near fine copy with spine ends and corners slightly rubbed, in a fine dust jacket. Books 2 and 3 are both signed by the author, Patricia McKillip, Book 1 has a bookplate signed by Patricia McKillip laid in.
First editions. In a world where the wizards have long since vanished and all knowledge is retained via riddles, the one riddle no one can answer is why Morgan, the young Prince of Hed, has three stars on his brow. Morgan’s journey to unravel this riddle will change his life and that of everyone on the continent. One of the most original fantasy series from the 1970s.