Home Literature Stories Movies Games Comics News Discussion Forum
  Science Fiction and Fantasy News
Esslemont's Stonewielder Prologue and Cover (07-26)
Deals and Deliveries (9!!!) (09-12)
Iron Man: Femmes Fatales by Robert Greenberger (09-12)
Indiana Jones and the Army of the Dead by Steve Pe (09-12)

Official sffworld Reviews
Big Time, The by Fritz Leiber (05-29 - Book)
Rogue Clone by Steven L. Kent (05-25 - Book)
The Blue Blazes by Chuck Wendig (05-21 - Book)
The Wisdom of the Shire by Noble Smith (05-17 - Book)


Site Index

Book Info    Bookmark and Share

Book of Atrix Wolfe, The by Patricia A. McKillip

  (13 ratings)

A - B - C - D - E - F - G - H - I - J - K - L - M - N - O - P - Q - R - S - T - U - V - W - X - Y - Z

Rating (13 ratings)
Rate this book
(5 best - 1 worst)
Book Information  
AuthorPatricia A. McKillip
TitleBook of Atrix Wolfe, The
Book Reviews / Comments (submitted by readers)
Submitted by whitewolf@communio.org
(Sep 02, 1999)

'He saw a field of fire and night, on which darkness shaped itself constantly into ravens, hounds, black moons, the hollow in the skull's eye. He felt the Hunter try to break free, block the mage from his mind, for another moment Atrix clung to him, stared into the darkness within the skull's eye, trying to see the power that insisted on such darkness, trying to find his own face within the bone.'

Patricia McKillip's writing style is the kind you almost never come across, the kind you wish you might
loose youself in more often. Her writing is poetic; she can paint a picture with words masterfully.
My favorite book of hers is 'Winter Rose'--oddly others don't like it as much as the one I will review
here, 'The Book of Atrix Wolfe.'

Like 'Winter Rose,' McKillip uses the world of Faery/the Otherworld but it takes on a more definitive
shape. McKillip did not create a world in WR, but she has created one in 'Book.' Everything is a little
more defined, but no less poetic. There is three point of views, I think (it *has* been a while since I've
read it all): one belonging to the mysteriously mute kitchen maid Saro, one belonging to the prince Talis,
and one belonging to the mage Atrix Wolfe.

Atrix must find the daughter of the Queen of Faery, to at least partly right an old wrong. The ending is
not rushed--some people have claimed that it is. It is, like all of McKillip's endings, very deep and
puzzling. So here's the catch: you have to *think* at least a little while reading this book!

You will be moved and very different. And unless you simply can't appreciate one of the finest arts
there is around, you'll become a McKillip fan for life.

Sponsor ads



The Terry Pratchett Anywhere But Here, Anywhen But Now First Novel Prize!
05-31 - News
Stephen King's Joyland UK Promotion
05-30 - News
UK Publisher of Stephen King’s New Novel Unusual Promotion
05-30 - News
Big Time, The by Fritz Leiber
05-29 - Book Review
Rogue Clone by Steven L. Kent
05-25 - Book Review
The Blue Blazes by Chuck Wendig
05-21 - Book Review
The Wisdom of the Shire by Noble Smith
05-17 - Book Review

05-10 - News
The Tyrant's Law by Daniel Abraham
05-04 - Book Review
Galaxy's Edge 1 by Mike Resnick
04-28 - Book Review
Poison by Sarah Pinborough
04-21 - Book Review
Bullington, Beukes and Bacigalupi event
04-19 - News
The City by Stella Gemmell
04-17 - Book Review
Promise of Blood by Brian McClellan
04-15 - Book Review
Tarnished Knight by Jack Campbell
04-09 - Book Review
Frank Hampson: Tomorrow Revisited by Alastair Crompton
04-07 - Book Review
The Forever Knight by John Marco
04-01 - Book Review
Book of Sith - Secrets from the Dark Side by Daniel Wallace
03-31 - Book Review
NOS4R2 by Joe Hill
03-25 - Book Review
Fade to Black by Francis Knight
03-13 - Book Review
The Clone Republic by Steven L. Kent
03-12 - Book Review
The Burn Zone by James K. Decker
03-06 - Book Review
A Conspiracy of Alchemists by Liesel Schwarz
03-04 - Book Review
Blood's Pride by Evie Manieri
02-28 - Book Review
Excerpt: River of Stars by Guy Gavriel Kay
02-27 - Article
Tales of Majipoor by Robert Silverberg
02-24 - Book Review
American Elsewhere by Robert Jackson Bennett
02-20 - Book Review
Evie Manieri Guest Post
02-19 - Article
The Grim Company by Luke Scull
02-17 - Book Review
Red Planet by Robert A. Heinlein
02-11 - Book Review

New Forum Posts

About - Advertising - Contact us - RSS - For Authors & Publishers - Contribute / Submit - Privacy Policy - Community Login
Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use. The contents of this webpage are copyright © 1997-2011 sffworld.com. All Rights Reserved.