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Liked it quite a bit. I loved the strange logic of it and the way McKillip can make gold chains turning to flowers, sea-dragons who are only human part of the time, and a soul-deep yearning for the sea seem to matter of fact and yet so magical at the same time.

I particularly liked the image of a heavy golden chain turning into hundreds and hundreds of little flowers floating on the ocean.

I suspect if I had identified with Peri more, I would have been devastated by the ending and by Kir's inevitable journey to the sea. But I didn't, and I like Lyo much more. Mysterious, other-worldly boy-creatures are generally bad for one's mental health (see: Corbet in Winter Rose).

I don't know what else to say, besides the fact that it felt like an old fairy story recently rediscovered and that I loved the images of moonlight hexes and the ocean.

Date: 2004-05-18 09:13 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] yhlee.livejournal.com
I read this in middle school and was pleased but not overwhelmed, and it was a treat to rediscover it all over again a couple years ago. :-)

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