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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You are commenting using your Facebook account. I waited and waited for this book. What kept me reading was mckijley wonderfully original setting, and the compelling challenge that the Chalice faced. He must regain his humanity, to reluctantly take his newly inherited position in the community.

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While I enjoyed Sunshine and DragonhavenMcKinley’s most recent books before this, I mcckinley Chalice would be what I really wanted, a straightforward fantasy that I could curl up with. I hope that’s the case. About Chalice The earthlines speak to Mirasol, but her family has lived in the demesne for centuries, and many of the old families can hear the land. But I really hated Chalice.


McKinley really likes the Beauty and the Beast story, which is fine. The brother had been concerned about the demesne, and opposed the Master’s ways. View all 5 comments. LitFlash The eBooks you want at the lowest prices. This article needs additional citations for verification. Mirasol wants the Master to have his chance, but her only training is as a beekeeper.


People don’t generally come back from being priests of Fire, and the new Master has to be careful about touching things and people lest he burn them. I felt the book kept going from present to past in a way that was distracting. I liked how mckinnley seemed to gain additional form and substance as they grew closer and closer to the final test. Add to Cart Add to Cart.

The now-dead Master was concerned cbalice with his own pleasure and power, and neglected his duties to his demesne. Some of the Circle resign their positions, because mciinley haven’t supported the Master. Download our Spring Fiction Sampler Now. The pace and writing are good–so good I could hardly put the book down–but I never doubted the outcome.

She has a wonderful way with words. Kindle Edition Verified Purchase. She writes books that I want to read, want to love, and secretly want to write myself – she just doesn’t write them well enough in my opinion.


The climactic scene, especially, drew me in. View all 7 comments. You know that one author whose books you reach for when you need the equivalent of a reading hug?

I was happy to see him begin to regain his humanity. Articles needing additional references from March All articles needing additional references Pages to import images to Wikidata.

She is the second-highest ranking individual in the Willowlands and it is her job to bind relationships and ties within her domain, challice the people and the land they both live on and belong to. When the first factor shifted, I ronin it up, and was very glad I did. If you are running as fast as you can, only a tiny roughness of the ground may make you fall. Only the immortals have the luxury of furlough.

A lavish and lasting treat. All the Elemental priests have certain teachings in common: