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.
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 1 month 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 1 month 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 1 month 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 1 month 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 2 months ago by Alice
I bought this book for my sister. She loves Robin McKinley, and was so excited when I gave this book to her. I am planning to buy more books, for my sister, by this author.Published 2 months ago by Ivorypumpkins
I enjoy every novel the this author has written. This one is no exception. I just purchased the kindle edition as a replacement for my missing paperback version. Read morePublished 4 months ago by jcqln
I seek stories by Robin McKinley because she creates worlds I want to visit. Her characters inspire, entertain, and enchant. Chalice is one of McKinley's best.Published 5 months ago by D Nighswonger
This is an interesting book. I loved the natural and mystical aspects mixed together. It has a ring of other stories by McKinley. Read morePublished 5 months ago by Nicole