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.

Author: Doran Faelabar
Country: Vietnam
Language: English (Spanish)
Genre: Politics
Published (Last): 19 August 2005
Pages: 217
PDF File Size: 17.46 Mb
ePub File Size: 20.3 Mb
ISBN: 594-6-36920-137-2
Downloads: 65588
Price: Free* [*Free Regsitration Required]
Uploader: Nilmaran

Chalicce I’m glad I stuck with it, for the novel’s second half is far stronger than its first. The Master of the land is only somewhat human — haven been given to the fire priests years before. I put off getting this book for two reasons: 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.

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: 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 mckinpey books. It just wasn’t written very well.

Mirasol and the new Master have their work cut out for them as she is brand new to the position with no idea how to do what she must, and he is a third-level priest of Fire who is no longer quite human and must tread with extreme care so as not to burn everything and everyone he touches to ash. Chalice is chaluce of the finest fantasy novels I have ever read.


You are commenting using your Twitter account. For her, McKinley perfectly captures the confused circling of a mind searching for a solution. Jun 22, Nancy rated it liked it. But if you, like me, live for long draughts from cnalice calming streams of deep and humble magic, then vhalice will love this, too.

I sat down with it 6 times, and only got to page Robin McKinley knows first lines.

Follow the Author

Withoutabox Submit to Film Festivals. So, don’t get me wrong, I am all about the girl-power-plus-magic genre, and this had added beekeeping, so extra points, but I’ve discovered that I have a problem with Robin McKinley.

Open Preview See a Problem? What little action there robjn gets mostly fed in flashback form. Retrieved from ” https: I wish that the world would have made sense quicker and that the book o Let me first say that I love Robin McKinley.

Magic in this novel involves speaking directly to the land. She can’t even be helped by the new Master, who, banished years before by the old Master, his brother, has gotten so far into chalkce training as a priest of Fire th Mirasol mckiney raised to be a beekeeper and to care for her family’s small plot of land, so she is completely unprepared when she is chosen as the next Chalice, the position second only to the Master of the land.

Will she and the new Master succeed in foiling the schemes of their greedy overlord? I wond In Robin McKinley’s Chalice, Mirasol the beekeeper holds her alternative medieval manor house together through the rituals of Chalice.


I was immediately drawn into the connection between Chalice and Master, but didn’t mkcinley enough of them together over the course of the book to be satisfied with the ending. This is a sweet little book, but there are moments of depth to it.

There is a romantic chalife, which, eh. I appreciate that it wasn’t the focus of the book, but it still felt a little rushed and neglected.

Indeed, the Fire Master is only the nominal hero of this tale. I so looked forward to this book, but it was so disappointing to me.

Apr 09, Kathleen rated it liked it Shelves: It just felt, in an odd way, like home. Despite the fantasy setting, it’s not really something to read for the sense of magic.

Chalice (novel) – Wikipedia

It feels a little — not tacked-on, but unnecessary. I still think it would be fascinating to see the Circle functioning properly, to see the results of Mirasol and the Master’s work. A Retelling of Beauty and the Beast. In cases where that is not possible, and a new Master is brought in from another demesne, the Master and his demesne, and its people, may not achieve stability for generations.

And did you get the bread with honey? I loved Beauty and many of her other works. Let me first say that I love Robin McKinley. Inshe was graduated summa cum laude from Bowdoin College.