My first read for Carl V’s Once Upon a Time VII challenge was Patricia McKillip’s The Changeling Sea. I love Patricia McKillip‘s writing and have read a number of her books. Her writing has been described as “lyrical” and I agree with that…she’s a wonderful storyteller with beautiful descriptions and language. This book was one of her early ones, written for young adults. It’s not my favorite of her works that I’ve read so far (that would be Something Rich and Strange!), but it was an enjoyable way to start out this reading challenge.
…there’s nothing in the world that doesn’t possess its share of magic. Even an empty shell, a lump of lead, an old dead leaf — you look at them and learn to see, and then to use, and after a while you can’t remember ever seeing the world any other way. Everything connects to something else.