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 is no exception to the rule. I was deeply dissatisfied at the level the relationships advanced to in this book. She tells us the same thing over and over again. So this was wonderful conceptually, but it chaluce also an entertaining read. Oct 15, Jessica rated it it was amazing Shelves: The climactic scene, especially, drew me in.

I kind of felt that the editing was not clean enough- first of all, the whole setting is a new world, and was explained so slowly as to be excruciating.

Can we move on now? In McKinley’s books, the romance, like the adventure, is based upon ideals of faithfulness, duty, and honor. Mirasol wants the Master to have jckinley chance, but her only training is as a beekeeper. Though the characters tend toward the archetypal rather than the individual, they still prove powerful and moving.

She has read every manuscript she can find that tells her what a Chalice must do, and how, but there is a lot she doesn’t know. It’s a wonderful extension calice the idea of ritual kingship and the king and fhalice land being one, but the Master is not a king; he’s minor nobility, at best, and the story’s antagonist is his Overlord. View all 7 comments. The heroines in McKinley’s books reflect certain qualities that she saw in herself as a young woman: Archived from the original on June 5, I wond In Robin Mckinlye Chalice, Mirasol the beekeeper holds her alternative medieval manor house together through the rituals of Chalice.


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 she read where.

Stay in Touch Sign up. Her predecessor died suddenly and unexpectedly without an heir mckniley Mirasol is forced to learn her responsibilities through reading or sheer intuition. View all 5 comments. You read just the first sentence and immediately feel like you’ve entered a world entirely complete and utterly its own.

I guess this is what separates the real fantasy fans from people like me, because I was bored out of my gourd. Showing of reviews. For her, McKinley perfectly captures the confused circling of a mind searching for a solution.

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Can they heal their land and gain the respect of its people? View all 9 comments. It’s not effortless for Mirasol and the Master to save their land; it comes slowly, in fits and starts, as they adjust to each other and to the circumstances. It feels like once she sets everything in motion, she feels it can all be concluded in, you know, four pages.

Other than writing and reading books, she divides her time mainly between walking her “hellhounds,” gardening, cooking, playing the piano, homeopathy, change ringing, and keeping her blog. And the world-building is far and away my favorite part of this book.


This page was last edited on 5 Septemberat At the opening of the story, a new Master the highest-ranking individual in the land is coming home to take control of the Willowlands and try to restore some order and peace after the debaucheries and mistakes of his older brother, the previous Master. There was a problem filtering reviews right now.

Apr 03, Nioniel rated it liked it Shelves: Read it Forward Read it first. The bees are special.

Chalice by Robin McKinley

The land under his ribin is gravely unsettled after the tumultuous rule of the previous Master, so his people’s fear of their new Master makes the situation even more unbalanced.

There’s a problem loading this menu right now. It just wasn’t written very well.

You know that one author whose books you reach for when you need the equivalent of a reading hug? Please try again later. The Chalice Marisol also has responsibility for the well-being of the lands.

The chwlice is fascinating: 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.

I still highly recommend Robin McKinley- she is excellent at characters and developing worlds. Notify me of new comments via email.