Comments on Arthur B's The Riddle-Master's Botched Endgame

Patricia McKillip's classic fantasy trilogy begins well but loses its way towards the end.

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Bill at 21:30 on 2016-11-12
Puzzled as to why this one isn't listed as a Reading Canary, as it seems pretty clearly the first one is the one to read.
Arthur B at 14:06 on 2016-11-13
Thing is, I think reading the first book by itself would be really frustrating - it involves a lot of setup and establishing of various mysteries, and though it ends in one pretty decent reveal by the end of the trilogy the answers McKillip offers can't possibly live up to the buildup.

Part of me, in fact, wonders whether she spent most of Heir of Sea and Fire dealing with a side story precisely because she was putting off addressing the major mysteries because she wasn't entirely sure how to execute them effectively.
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