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My Recommendation I really enjoyed this book, and will read it again.
I went into it not expecting much as I feel McKinley has been going downhill as an author for some time, but I thought she might recapture grace in a shorter format.
Her blend of fantasy subject matter ( with real originality of characters and setting) and modern sounding prose makes for an unexpected and absorbing read.
Final story by Robin McKinley was by far the best one in this collection. Her blend of fantasy subject matter ( with real originality of characters and setting) and modern... Read morePublished 14 months ago by Janice Lee
McKinley always satisfies, up to par. I bought it just for her work, but I enjoyed reading the Dickinson, too.Published 20 months ago by Southwesterners
I thought this was one long novel, but it turns out to be a collection of short stories of which I'm not a big fan. Read morePublished on October 18, 2012 by Bruin Fan
This is a book of short stories by Robin McKinley and her husband Peter Dickinson. She submits four and he submits four. Read morePublished on September 7, 2012 by garenkay
Anthology of fire-related short stories.
Phoenix by Peter Dickinson
An interesting, rather sweet story about people's lives being touched by the Phoenix. Read more
The tales are both exciting and fun to read. Sometimes, I would stop and think, now is this Robin or Peter. Read morePublished on October 24, 2010 by May Belle Head
"Phoenix" by Peter Dickinson. In Britain elderly caretakers Dave and Ellie begin to care for the ancient Egyptian Phoenix, who struggles with the change in climate; the pair is... Read morePublished on September 9, 2010 by Harriet Klausner
A collection of short stories based around the magical element of Fire. A companion novel to Water: Tales of Elemental Spirits. Read more