The Ill-made Mute
Author(s): Cecilia Dart-Thornton
In a dark and perilous realm, a nameless outcast seeks a voice, a past, and a future: "A dazzling debut" (Jennifer Roberson).
In all of Erith, there is perhaps no one as wretched as the nameless mute foundling confined to the lowest depths of Isse Tower. Abused by many and despised by all, the pathetic creature lives without memories in the shadows. The amnesiac longs to escape--to roam the wild landscape in search of a past, a name, a destiny--but dangers surround the tower. Only flying ships and majestic winged horses carrying important visitors can reach the castle safely, landing high above the ground on its battlements. The local servants whisper about malevolent creatures that roam the forests and bear no love for humankind. Escape seems impossible in this treacherous world of wights and monsters.
Praised as Australia's J. R. R. Tolkien, Cecilia Dart-Thornton has set a towering new standard for fantasy fiction, earning the respect and acclaim of readers, reviewers, and some of the world's most renowned fantasists. With roots firmly embedded in the ancient folklore of the British Isles, The Ill-Made Mute--the opening volume of Dart-Thornton's magnificent Bitterbynde Trilogy--introduces fantasy lovers to an unforgettable character whose remarkable adventures rival the epic trials of the Bagginses and the tales of The Silmarillion.
- : 9780732910976
- : Pan Macmillan Australia Pty, Limited
- : Macmillan Australia
- : June 2001
- : 3.4 Centimeters X 18 Centimeters X 21.5 Centimeters
- : books
- : Cecilia Dart-Thornton
- : Paperback
- : 448