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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CHALICE by Robin McKinley | Kirkus Reviews

Mirasol is the young beekeeper called to become Chalice, to bind together the Circle, the people, and the demesne into a unified entity. As I said, I still enjoyed the book — but I am working on my awareness of diversity.


View all 9 comments. The land is beautifully and lovingly described. I wond In Robin McKinley’s Chalice, Mirasol the beekeeper holds her alternative medieval manor house together through the rituals of Chalice. It has never been used this way before. Donaldson’s heroes are forever fighting villains over artifacts. I also like the sense of strain and work that comes through. There was a problem filtering reviews right now. However, her Master is different, since he has been chosen only since his brother died, and nobody knows if he is quite human anymore since he has been training as the Priest of Fire.


I also plan to read a few others by this author, starting with The Blue Sword and Dragonhaven.

Discover Prime Book Box for Kids. Mckniley I read this too hastily to appreciate the quiet nuances; that happens. A captivating tale, from bestselling and award-winning author, that reveals the healing power of duty and honour, love and honey. Mirasol, a beekeeper, is the “Chalice” for the Willowlands demesne.

No one knows if it is even possible for him to live amongst his people. McKinley’s fight villains with their minds and hearts. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. During the seven days between the supposed insult and the time of the combat, the Chalice repairs as many of the earthlines of the demesne as possible. Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Like a place for my heart to rest for a while.

Alexa Actionable Mckinly for the Web. The story is told from her third-person limited point of view. In my opinion, of course. I have a whole shelf of those, and the name on the spine is Robin McKinley. I felt that one of mckinly obstacles the Mckinlry nonhuman, fiery state was dealt with rather abruptly, but satisfactorily, while the other it was against all convention and, almost, law seemed to end up just getting ignored. Despite it’s intriguing premise, the first half of McKinley’s book struck me as rather confusing and not at all engaging.

I hope that’s the chwlice. Between his weakness and Mirasol’s ignorance, will the Willowlands survive?


Sep 16, Pages Young Adult Buy. But this–it made me hope for another Damar novel. Honey of various colors and strengths.


Several of her novels are her own personal renditions of classic fairy tales with a “feminist twist”. Which isn’t really to say that it’s not an appropriate conclusion to the story she built, it’s just so top heavy with exposition and world building that her “then the bees fixed everything! It feels a little — not tacked-on, but unnecessary. Sep 19, Debbie rated it really liked it Shelves: Chalice robinn definitely more exciting!

Honey that will heal wounds. I was deeply rrobin at the level the relationships advanced to in this book. See all books by Robin Mckinley. The concerns of Master, Chalice, and Circle, who govern Willowlands, have nothing to do with her-until the current Master and Chalice die in a fire and leave no heirs to take their places.

Please try again later. They were fun fantasy adventures starring badass warrior ladies.

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Unsourced material may be challenged and removed. Let me first say that I love Robin McKinley. Exaggerating makes me feel better.

The bees were a wonderful touch.