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Ritnym's Daughter

(1989)
(The third book in the Greenbriar series)
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Publisher's Weekly
The final installment of Gilluly's Greenbriar trilogy uses venerable fantasy plot lines--a young ruler's coming-of-age, an Armageddon avoided--to wrap up the fates of Queen Ariadne and all the denizens of Greenbriar Castle. Here the mysterious Crystal of Healing is lost, and a new one created to guarantee the continuity of Illyria. Gilluly relies on constant invention of details for her fantasy world, not character development, to shepherd the novel along. Many chapters bog down in the minutiae of what the Illyrians and their Fair Folk companions, the Teazles, believe, do or eat. Her story is so crammed with characters, locations and subplots that the reader may need to sketch family trees, maps, etc. as visual aids. The final pages are a sweet, cheerful coda to the trilogy, uniting the protagonists for a celebration not unlike the cast party that concludes a motion-picture shoot.

Library Journal
As Shadows sent by the Dark One presage his entry into the world of men, a queen and her ne'er-do-well son seek aid from former companions to protect their ravaged land. The author of Greenbriar Queen and The Crystal Keep fashions a dark story of men and women caught in the consequences of past deeds. Recommended for fantasy collections.

Genre: Fantasy

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August 1991 : UK Paperback
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Title: Ritnym's Daughter
Author(s): Sheila Gilluly
ISBN: 0-7472-3640-2 / 978-0-7472-3640-5 (UK edition)
Publisher: Headline Book Publishing
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March 1990 : UK Paperback
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Title: Ritnym's Daughter
Author(s): Sheila Gilluly
ISBN: 0-7472-7981-0 / 978-0-7472-7981-5 (UK edition)
Publisher: Headline Book Publishing
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November 1989 : USA Mass Market Paperback
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Title: Ritnym's Daughter (Greenbriar)
Author(s): Sheila Gilluly
ISBN: 0-451-16341-9 / 978-0-451-16341-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Roc
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