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Search: Title Author Article. History Publication Information. Rate this book. As the newly appointed Chalice, Mirasol is the most important member of the Master's Circle.
It is her duty to bind the Circle, the land and its people together with their new Master. But the new Master of Willowlands is a Priest of Fire, only drawn back into the human world by the sudden death of his brother. No one knows if it is even possible for him to live amongst his people.
Mirasol wants the Master to have his chance, but her only training is as a beekeeper. How can she help settle their demesne during these troubled times and bind it to a Priest of Fire, the touch of whose hand can burn human flesh to the bone?
Robin McKinley weaves a captivating tale that reveals the healing power of duty and honor, love and honey. Click to the right or left of the sample to turn the page. If no book jacket appears in a few seconds, then we don't have an excerpt of this book or your browser is unable to display it. A lavish and lasting treat. The narrative's climax and resolution are satisfying and not at all pat.
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Chalice by Robin McKinley
I come to every Robin McKinley book with a lot of expectations, because I have read and re-read her books more than any other books, period. I am a genuine, bona fide Robin McKinley fan , and therefore it's sometimes difficult to read one of her new books because I'm constantly muttering under my breath, please be as good as the rest, please be as good as the rest. Luckily, Chalice certainly was as good as the rest: It is lyrical, grounded in real things, and told from the point of view of a female heroine. I swallowed it up in only a few days, and I'm looking forward to reading it again. I have to say it's surprising to me that even these days, female heroines are hard to find in fantasy. Chalice is about a woman named Mirasol, a beekeeper, who is chosen to be the new Chalice in the Willowlands.
Review: Chalice, Robin McKinley
Search: Title Author Article. History Publication Information. Rate this book. As the newly appointed Chalice, Mirasol is the most important member of the Master's Circle. It is her duty to bind the Circle, the land and its people together with their new Master. But the new Master of Willowlands is a Priest of Fire, only drawn back into the human world by the sudden death of his brother. No one knows if it is even possible for him to live amongst his people.
After the utter grimness of A Clockwork Orange I needed to read something comforting, familiar and beautiful. And Robin McKinley will ever and always be the author I go to for that combination. The actual story is small — a young woman is unexpectedly given a significant responsibility she thinks she cannot live up to, but does it well if unorthodoxically despite herself. The end.
I just picked up Beauty this week to possibly read for the read-a-thon. I am very much looking forward to experiencing McKinley's writing style. Glad you are feeling somewhat better and have been able to return to work. Ah, Molly.