My father and I just finished The Changeling Sea by Patricia A. McKillip.
Enter into a dream born upon the tides... Where a dark-haired prince watches and hears the call of the sea; where a sea-dragon wearing a chain of gold emerges to watch the humble fishers at works; where a pale-and-tangled-haired tavern girl who walks with bare feet finds herself in the midst of a grand mystery born of love and anger out of the depths.
Enter into a fairy tale of the sea, not the forest. One which proves yet again that Patricia A. McKillip ranks alongside the great J.R.R. Tolkien. This a true classic. An epic out of the ocean that surpasses my wildest dreams. Long have I sought a book that captures all the wonder and power of mystery of the sea. This book ended that search.
Farewell and lots of love to Peri, Prince Kir, Aidon, mage Lyo, Mare, Carey, Enin, the King, and the sea-woman.
“It’s an odd thing, happiness. Some people take happiness from gold. Or black pearls. And some of us, far more fortunate, take their happiness from periwinkles.” - Patricia A. McKillip
“Love and anger are like land and sea: They meet at many different places.”
- Patricia A. McKillip
“What a dull place the world would be if all the mysteries in it were solved.” - Patricia A. McKillip