Mirasol is a beekeeper, a honey-gatherer, with an ability to speak to the ÒearthlinesÓÑthe sentient parts of Willowlands, where she lives. The concerns of Master, Chalice, and Circle, who govern Willowlands, have nothing to do with herÑuntil the current Master and Chalice die in a fire and leave... show more
Mirasol is a beekeeper, a honey-gatherer, with an ability to speak to the ÒearthlinesÓÑthe sentient parts of Willowlands, where she lives. The concerns of Master, Chalice, and Circle, who govern Willowlands, have nothing to do with herÑuntil the current Master and Chalice die in a fire and leave no heirs to take their places. The MasterÕs closest relative has been a priest of Fire for the past seven years; he is not quite human anymore. And then the Circle comes to Marisol and tells her that she is the new Chalice, and it will be up to her to bind the land and its people with a Master, the touch of whose hand can burn human flesh to the bone. . . .
Publish date: September 16th 2010
Pages no: 272
Edition language: English
As with my last Robin McKinley reading experience, I've come away with mixed emotions. First off, I want to say that I admire Robin McKinley. I do. She inspired some of my favorite authors, she's got a lot of solid books to her name, I don't think it's exaggerating to say she's changed the way peo...
3.5/5 to be exact. After a really long time I started and finished a book all in one day. That's how much this novel drew me in. This is my first Robin McKinley, and I quite enjoyed her writing. I have to admit, though, that at times the story seemed to move a bit slow, but the story telling was pre...
(4/13) Re-read #1(?): the dreamy introspection of Mirasol didn't draw me into each detail this second time through. I was just as invested as ever, however, in her struggle to keep her home together. The details with her bees were lovely, and again the Master is as charming and romantic as the Beast...
Reading this book was a little like listening to a long, rambling story, I suppose. I could kind of curl up and feel warm and fuzzy and absorb the gist of the story while I was reading it, without really absorbing every word as it came at me. Once I finished the book, all I really had were impressio...
I finally read Chalice. It was recommended to me about five thousand years ago and I finally bought it about six months ago, so I figured it was probably about time to read it. I liked it, I guess. Here’s my thing with Robin. She’s the author I find myself most able to get lost in. I love Damar, I...