Encyclopedia of Fantasy (1997)
Harris, Geraldine

(1951-    ) UK writer whose Seven Citadels sequence – Prince of the Godborn (1982), The Children of the Wind (1982), The Dead Kingdom (1983) and The Seventh Gate (1983) – follows the Quest of the young son of the ruler of the Empire of Galkis (which lies in a Secondary World) in his attempt to find Seven sorcerers who hold seven keys to open seven gates (see Portals) that bar him from the potential saviour of the land. The Plot-Coupon nature of the tale tends at times to detract from GH's quiet presentation of the slow maturation of the protagonist; but this understory does, eventually, prevail, and the protagonist's knot of passage into full adulthood (see Recognition) neatly makes possible the Healing of the land. [JC]

Geraldine Rachel Harris


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