Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Upcoming: Pegasus - Robin McKinley

"Upcoming" is the category saved for the most exciting up and coming book releases on the horizon. And what better way to begin that category than with the newest book by an author that both Chris and I read and enjoyed as youths.

Robin McKinley.

I believe one of Chris's favourite books ever is a fantasy by McKinley called Hero And The Crown, which I am pretty sure he has a ragged, well-read copy of kicking around somewhere. She also wrote a prequel to that book called Blue Sword which just so happens to be the very first book I ever read as a kid, which I wholeheartedly enjoyed. Not to mention I loved the cover art!

I digress, McKinley is on the cusp of a new book release, this one called Pegasus. Here is the synopsis:

Because of a thousand-year-old alliance between humans and pagasi, Princess Sylviianel is ceremonially bound to Ebon, her own Pegasus, on her twelfth birthday. The two species coexist peacefully, despite the language barriers separating them. Humans and pegasi both rely on specially-trained Speaker magicians as the only means of real communication.

But its different for Sylvi and Ebon. They can understand each other. They quickly grow close-so close that their bond becomes a threat to the status quo-and possibly to the future safety of their two nations.

Sounds like a fun little story. I always like McKinley's take on her own books that she doesn't write them but that she is like a historian and is only writing them down. Her heroine's are always VERY strong and I quite enjoy that aspect of them. At any rate, this one is on my list to pick up.

Also, if anyone knows where I can get a hardcover copy of the aforementioned Blue Sword, I'd be much obliged.


  1. Ironically, I just bought a copy of THE BLUE SWORD on Monday. It's winging its way to me right now. Stay tuned.

  2. McKinley is a very interesting author, she has a way about her that allows her to keep her stuff unique and fresh. This book looks intriguing. I'll have to check it out. As an aside, I'm usually not a fan of people on covers of books, but I think it works on this one. I really enjoy the cover art.

  3. Agreed Sarah, the art here is really fantastic and stays minimalist while being busy in its own way. good stuff.



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