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And then she started on with honey.

So this was wonderful conceptually, but it was also an entertaining read. I’m not very fond dobin bees, and I think I’m allergic to them, but Mirasol’s bees were fascinating. Exaggerating makes me feel better. The characters reminded me a bit of those in Rose Daughterpurposefully a bit vague and left up to your imagination to carve out clearly.

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Sep 16, Pages Young Adult. May 24, Shomeret rated it it was amazing Shelves: I still think it would be fascinating to see the Circle functioning I always rather suspected I’d reread this book, and now seemed like a good time, when I’m doing a lot of revisiting of other books. I think she is an excellent writer.

There are a few too many convoluted sentences, but the power of the story eases the sting. In fact, just as Sunshine left me with a killer craving for cinnamon rolls, Chalice made me wish I was five years old again and sitting in the kitchen with my Grandpa sucking fresh honey straight off the comb.

Talking to the earth. Please try again later. Jan 25, C. Chalice is a bit of the loveliness, to be sure. I wish that the world would have made sense quicker and that the book opened with Chalice getting her calling.

And I really didn’t like Sunshine either. Worse still, the new Master – the younger brother of the one who died, and who had been sent away to become an elemental priest of Fire – is called back to be the new Master, but his experiences of the last several years cnalice a fire priest-in training have left him dangerously changed.


The heroines in McKinley’s books reflect certain qualities that she saw in herself as a cbalice woman: Also, as a writer, I admire the passage of time: For example, we have Mirasol’s memory of the week before the faenornhow she had no sleep and she was so tired, etc etc etc, and you get the impression that she was sitting around in her cottage doing nothing and not sleeping, and then after all that we go back and learn about every single thing that ever happened during the week before the faenorn.

Apr 03, Nioniel rated it liked it Shelves: I’ve never read Robin McKinley before, and have always wanted to, the plot did sound like it could be interesting, and the cover picture nabbed my interest Of course they will.

I was reminded of Max Gladstone’s novels. I did like the story. So I picked up a McKinley book to re read myself into a better mindset. Unlike McKinley’s other novels, there is no darkness here, and thus, little tension. Robin McKinley is back in fine form after the disappointing Dragonhaven.

The new Master, who was brother to the old Master, has been in training for the past seven years to become a Fire priest, when he is called back to the Demesne.

She later learns that the Master has been helping her in this.

Book Review: Robin McKinley, Chalice

I also plan to read a few others by this author, starting with The Blue Sword and Dragonhaven. She has said, “I didn’t discover boys because they didn’t discover me, and because their standards of discovery seemed to me too odd to be aspired to.

In this case, our heroine is Mirasol, a beekeeper and woodskeeper who has been made Chalice for her demesneWillowlands. It’s now been a few years since I first read this book and the memory of it still lingers on, but I do continually forget that it’s not a McKillip offering.


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Tales of Elemental Spirits in and two lurchers crossbred sighthounds. And a little bit of the “sting” comes from the bees, of course. There is an Overlord over all of the demesnes. It just wasn’t written very well. Chalice is definitely more …more I would definitely suggest this book!


Many of the bees die in the process. By ArtistArdent on deviantart. We don’t really care. She is the second-highest ranking individual in the Willowlands and it is her job to bind relationships and ties within her domain, between the people and the land they both live on and belong to. Dec 29, Megan Lillian rated it did not like it Shelves: Her passion for reading was one of the most constant things in her childhood, so she began to remember events, places, and time periods by what books Born in her chaice hometown of Warren, Ohio, Robin McKinley grew up an only child with fobin father in the United States Navy.

Showing of robih. Nonetheless, the task falls to him, as the new Mckiley a position passed down by bloodline, previously held by his deceased and reckless brother. Nevertheless, I would highly recommend the book for those who enjoy a good romance and excellent writing.

Marisol the humble beekeeper is one of the loveliest heroines imaginable. I also like the sense of strain and work that comes through.

If you are phobic about bees – or honey – or fire – this is not the book for you.