Chalice [Robin McKinley] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. As the newly appointed Chalice, Mirasol is the most important member of the. 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. This may not be Innisfree, but Yeats would recognize the “bee-loud glade” within its pages. McKinley’s latest depicts vividly a rural world rooted.

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Amazon Drive Cloud storage from Amazon. It is her duty to bind the Circle, the land and its people together with their new Master. Inher first novel, Beautywas accepted by the first publisher she sent it to, and she began her writing career, at age Email required Address never made public.

And I love all the domestic details: When even one bee died, I was sad, even though there are swarms of chalicce little hummers.

But this–it made me hope for another Damar novel. Other than writing robbin reading books, she divides her time mainly between walking her “hellhounds,” gardening, cooking, playing the piano, homeopathy, change ringing, and keeping her blog.

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The previous Master and his Chalice, killed in a fire, had abused their responsibility. 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? Please try again later. Oct 05, Jackie rated it liked it. We come into the story when she’s starting to find some purchase, starting to figure out what she needs to do, but even by the end of the story, she’s not all-powerful, so special she can fix everything.

Mirasol wants the Master to have his chance, but her only training is as a beekeeper. Mirasol is a peasant who has abruptly robon to power, and her difficulty at her new class is both obvious and subtle.


Review: “Chalice,” Robin McKinley – Coming to the Edge

The only thing that frustrated me is that it felt a little too light–there wasn’t really as much substance to it as I would have liked and she did that frustrating thing wh I gave this four stars not because it was the best Robin McKinley book I’ve ever read, but because I was so pleased to see her returning to what I think of as “classic Robin McKinley. The story is told from her third-person limited point of view. His brother, a bad Master, died through his own ungoverned wildness; unfortunately, he was the older brother, and sent his younger brother away to the priesthood rather than listen to his advice.

Jul 29, skein rated it liked it Shelves: I do not recommend it. It has never been used this way before. Mirasol, the new Chalice tends to her bees, who are yielding enormous amounts of honey, and tries to learn her duties with the aid of ancient books and manuscripts. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account.

She builds these fantastic worlds Each Circle has twelve members, each with a title, Chalice and Master being two of those titles. It is clearly her story with all the original world building, interesting characters, and unique situations we expect of her. Learn more click to open popover Customers who bought this item also bought Page 1 of 1 Start over Page 1 of 1 This shopping feature will continue to load items. At the same time it is a powerful story about an understated type of heroism — that of an ordinary person, stretching to and past their limits to make the world a better place.

Not quite McKinley’s usual funny witty retold fairytale, the pacing is a bit slow and repetitive at times, but the writing is stellar and very lyrical, almost as though McKinley has her McKillip hat on. View all 28 comments.

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Between his weakness and Mirasol’s calice, will the Willowlands survive? Chalice also shows her returning to a few motifs that appear in her other works: Oct 27, Cecelia rated it really liked it.

Nov 28, Bonnie rated it did not like it Shelves: Amazon Music Stream millions of songs. Full of familiar light and color.

Honey that will cure a headache as fast as “snapping a twig” and honey that will cause the rain to hold off until the hay’s been harvested. This was a really good story, very well told, as is the case in almost every book written by Robin McKinley. Retrieved from ” https: Hannah Schuck Chqlice would definitely suggest this book!


We are experiencing technical difficulties. The opening sections then move back and forth in time, in the third person but limited to the point of view of the main character, Mirasol, who has been thrust into the role of “Chalice,” adviser to the Master and second authority in Despite it’s intriguing premise, the first half of McKinley’s book struck me as rather confusing and not at all engaging.

Notify me of new comments via email. I hope that’s the case. Yet another iteration of Beauty and the Beast, this one with the Beast character even farther away, so we rarely hear him speak, just get pages and pages and PAGES of Chalice talking to herself about him, and asking herself questions she couldn’t answer. And I really didn’t like Sunshine either. When the villain suffered, I didn’t react.