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This is a book of short stories by Robin McKinley and her husband Peter Dickinson.
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.
I've admired both these writers for decades, for very different reasons. That they should be married to each other, and work together on projects like this, is a near-miraculous... Read morePublished on November 25, 2010 by S. K. Lambiris
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