Answer Merlyn’s First Line Rebus Week of April 4

Merlyns First Line Rebus Week of April 4

From the magical Patricia MCkillip’s new novel Kingfisher:

Pierce Oliver was pulling crab rings out of the water off the end of the dock at Desolation Point when he saw the knights.

Kingfisher Cover

From Amazon:

Hidden away from the world by his mother, the powerful sorceress Heloise Oliver, Pierce has grown up working in her restaurant in Desolation Point. One day, unexpectedly, strangers pass through town on the way to the legendary capital city. “Look for us,” they tell Pierce, “if you come to Severluna. You might find a place for yourself in King Arden’s court.”

Lured by a future far away from the bleak northern coast, Pierce makes his choice. Heloise, bereft and furious, tells her son the truth: about his father, a knight in King Arden’s court; about an older brother he never knew existed; about his father’s destructive love for King Arden’s queen, and Heloise’s decision to raise her younger son alone.

As Pierce journeys to Severluna, his path twists and turns through other lives and mysteries: an inn where ancient rites are celebrated, though no one will speak of them; a legendary local chef whose delicacies leave diners slowly withering from hunger; his mysterious wife, who steals Pierce’s heart; a young woman whose need to escape is even greater than Pierce’s; and finally, in Severluna, King Arden’s youngest son, who is urged by strange and lovely forces to sacrifice his father’s kingdom.

Things are changing in that kingdom. Oldmagic is on the rise. The immensely powerful artifact of an ancient god has come to light, and the king is gathering his knights to quest for this profound mystery, which may restore the kingdom to its former glory—or destroy it…

Mckillip is the author of:

•Harpist in the Wind
•The House on Parchment Street (1973)
•The Throme of the Erril of Sherril (1973)
•The Forgotten Beasts of Eld (1974)
•The Night Gift (1976)
•The Riddle-Master of Hed (1976)
•Heir of Sea and Fire (1977)
•Harpist in the Wind (1979)
•Riddle of Stars (1979)
•Quest of Riddlemasters (1982)
•Stepping from the Shadows (1982)
•The Quest of the Riddlemaster (1983)
•Something Rich and Strange (1984)
•Moon-Flash (1984)
•The Moon and the Face (1985)
•Fool’s Run (1987)
•The Changeling Sea (1988)
•The Sorceress and the Cygnet (1991)
•The Cygnet and the Firebird (1993)
•The Book of Atrix Wolfe (1995)
•Winter Rose (1996)
•Song for the Basilisk (1998)
•Riddle-Master (1999)
•The Tower at Stony Wood (2000)
•The Riddle-Master’s Game (2001)
•Ombria in Shadow (2002)
•In the Forests of Serre (2003)
•Alphabet of Thorn (2004)
•Od Magic (2005)
•Harrowing the Dragon (2005)
•Solstice Wood (2006)

Unfortunately, she hasn’t a site or page.

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