Robin McKinley weaves a captivating tale that reveals the healing power of duty and honor, love and honey.”As the newly appointed Chalice, Mirasol is the most important member of the Master’s Circle. It is her duty to bind the Circle, the land and its peopl …more
–Description from Goodreads
McKinley has such an amazing way with words. She assumes you know the logistics of the world from the beginning. Even though you have no idea at first what’s going on, you soon catch up as she flawlessly weaves details about the backstory in with what’s currently happening.
I was immediately drawn into Mirasol’s world, where bees are friends and citizens have a relationship with the land.
I could understand Mirasol’s love for the land, because I had experienced her memories as they were told in her dreams. McKinley doesn’t *tell* you what’s going on — she throws you in the mix and expects you to keep up. But she doesn’t leave you empty-handed. She gives you the information you need, without force-feeding it to you.
I love that. It is so refreshing, especially in Young Adult literature.
There’s not a lot of action, but enough intrigue and mystery to move the story along.
You’ll truly enjoy this story. I know I did!