Wednesday, March 22, 2017

The Riddle Key

More riddle-wisdom from Patricia A. McKillip, one of the finest Fantasy authors around and the finest, in my not entirely humble opinion, when it comes to using riddles. Just read her The Forgotten Beasts of Eld and The Riddle-Master trilogy if you require more than just my word. As a Riddle Maker myself (see the Riddle Mastery page for the definition of the term), as well as an inveterate Fantasy book reader, I could not agree more.

Caught between the riddle and its answer there is no freedom

    Beware the unanswered riddle                                )O(                      Beware another riddle master

A riddle is a tale so familiar you no longer recognize it

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