The Cygnet and the Firebird

The Cygnet and the Firebird

by Patricia A. McKillip

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Following The Sorceress and the Cygnet, Patricia A. McKillip returns with the sorceress Nyx and her niece Meguet. Together, the duo must face down a pair of mysterious magicals: a mage hell-bent on stealing a hidden treasure, and a firebird who transforms people and objects into precious materials.

Each dawn, the firebird transforms into the form of a man, able to disappear into the surrounding town. As they seek out the true identity of the firebird and try to keep the powerful mage from achieving its ultimate prize, Nyx and Meguet set out on an adventure that will take them through various enchanted and alluring realms.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781101662144
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 09/01/1995
Sold by: Penguin Group
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 320
Sales rank: 563,620
File size: 437 KB

About the Author

Patricia A. McKillip is a winner of the World Fantasy Award and the author of numerous novels including, The Bards of Bone Plain, The Bell at Sealey Head, and Solstice Wood. She lives in Oregon with her husband, poet David Lunde.

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The Cygnet and the Firebird 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
silentq on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
My library reading history shows that I read the first book in this series in 2005, but I have no memory of it. That said, it wasn't necessary, Meguet and Nyx came to life in this book. A firebird and a mage visit Ro Holding and the two women are drawn into their tangled relationship. They all end up in a desert country, infested by half seen dragons and guarded by powerful warrior mages. It got hard to tell who to trust and I found that a bit frustrating, as well as a few spots where the point of view would swap between short paragraphs. The magic was magical though, and I raced through it to see how things would get resolved.
t1bnotown on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
I liked this book a lot better than The Sorceress and the Cygnet. The characters came more alive maybe, and the story was definitely more engaging. The ending surprised me, and I was pleased with Nix.