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The Blue Sword by Robin McKinley is one of my favorite novels in the world.
Mirasol is determined to do the best job she can for the new Master, when she isn't tending a woodland cottage covered in bees.
This book would have benefited from better editing and maybe 50-100 more pages to fill in the gaps.
What to say about this book? I enjoyed it but it is just different than most books I've read. Almost confusing at times and yet very interesting. Read morePublished 14 days ago by toobusyreading
A lovely tale with an odd undertone. The story was charming and fairy-tale like, but the dialogue didn't work with the story somehow. It was a bit plodding, frankly. Read morePublished 1 month ago by RB
It's no "Beauty" but it's still quite good. It has the classic McKinley flow and descriptive (which I felt was lacking in her novel "Sunshine"). Read morePublished 2 months ago by Anonymous
I agree with other reviewers, that this reads like a short story that was stretched to novel length, but without anything added to support the change except wearying repetition. Read morePublished 3 months ago by S C
The book is okay.....McKinley has her usual writing style of run-on sentences (way too many buts and ands) and paragraphs that need to be reread because they aren't very clear as... Read morePublished 3 months ago by Sunhorse
Well, it is a very good start to a book, but it never really gets off the ground. Generally, I am a huge fan of McKinley's work so I was disappointed to feel like this... Read morePublished 3 months ago by Hadley
One of her excellent 'land sense' yarns. Well imagines, well plotted, engaging and likeable characters, leaves you wanting to find out what happens to them afterwards. Read morePublished 4 months ago by Karen Edwards
I guess you could say "Short and sweet" about this. The story is pleasant and a good read but a lot of the goings on are kept hidden from you and most of the suspense is... Read morePublished 4 months ago by Alice