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Robin McKinley

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Robin McKinley was born in Warren, Ohio on November 16, 1952. She graduated from Bowdoin College in 1975 and her first novel, Beauty, was published in 1978. She has received numerous awards for her work including the Newbery Medal for The Hero and the Crown; a Newbery Honor for The Blue Sword; the näytä lisää Mythopoeic Award for Adult Literature for Sunshine; and the World Fantasy Award for Imaginary Lands. Her other works include Spindle's End; The Outlaws of Sherwood; Rose Daughter; A Knot in the Grain and Other Stories; Chalice; and Shadows. (Bowker Author Biography) näytä vähemmän
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Tekijän teokset

The Hero and the Crown (1984) 6,406 kappaletta
Beauty (1978) 6,334 kappaletta
The Blue Sword (1982) 6,157 kappaletta
Sunshine (2003) 5,657 kappaletta
Spindle's End (2000) 3,929 kappaletta
Deerskin (1993) 3,090 kappaletta
Rose Daughter (1997) 2,903 kappaletta
Robin Hood, Sherwoodin sankari (1988) 2,846 kappaletta
Chalice (2008) 1,683 kappaletta
Dragonhaven (2007) 1,298 kappaletta
Pegasus (2010) 1,175 kappaletta
A Knot in the Grain and Other Stories (1994) 1,058 kappaletta
Water: Tales of Elemental Spirits (2002) — Tekijä — 902 kappaletta
Shadows (2013) 556 kappaletta
Fire: Tales of Elemental Spirits (2009) — Tekijä — 404 kappaletta
Imaginary Lands (1985) — Toimittaja — 356 kappaletta
The Stone Fey (1985) 230 kappaletta
Ebon 47 kappaletta
Rowan (1992) 40 kappaletta
The Golden Country 31 kappaletta
My Father is in the Navy (1992) 31 kappaletta
A Pool in the Desert (2002) 9 kappaletta
Kes 4 kappaletta
Hellhound [short story] (2009) 2 kappaletta
A Knot in the Grain [novelette] (1994) 2 kappaletta
The Stagman [short story] (1984) 2 kappaletta
The Healer [short story] (1982) 2 kappaletta
Door in the hedge, The (1987) 1 kappale
First Flight [short story] (2009) 1 kappale
Water Horse [short story] (2002) 1 kappale
Touk's House [short story] (1985) 1 kappale

Associated Works

Silver Birch, Blood Moon (1999) — Avustaja — 629 kappaletta
Masterpieces of Fantasy and Wonder (1989) — Avustaja — 329 kappaletta
Faery! (1985) — Avustaja — 195 kappaletta
Strange Dreams (1993) — Avustaja — 186 kappaletta
Elsewhere, Vol. II (1982) — Avustaja — 105 kappaletta
Elsewhere, Vol. III (1984) — Avustaja — 91 kappaletta
The Mammoth Book of Fairy Tales (1997) — Avustaja — 61 kappaletta

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I have a confession: Robin McKinley is one of my favorite authors. I love how she takes a fairy tale and makes it her own. The four stories in this collection are wonderful. My favorite is "The Twelve Dancing Princesses."

Highly recommended for fans of retold fairy tales.
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Jean_Sexton | 24 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Mar 17, 2024 |
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BooksInMirror | 136 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Feb 19, 2024 |
This epic fantasy/romance won a Newbery Honor in 1982. It tells the story of orphaned Harry Crew who is sent to live with her brother in a Homelander colony named Damar. Her brother is stationed at the far end of the colony near the land the Free Hillfolk still contol.

Harry lives with the head of the Homelander delegation and his wife and tries to make a new life for herself. Unlike most who have come to the far reaches of Damar, Harry falls in love with the bleak desert and enjoys being there.

But there are problems. The Northerners are threatening an invasion though the Homelanders don't believe that they are much threat. King Corlath of the Free Hillfolk come to see the head of the Homelanders to ask for alliance against the Northerners and is rather rudely dismissed.

But he gets a look at Harry and his magic demands that he kidnap her. Harry is thus taken into the culture of the Hillfolk and taught to be one of the King's Riders. Harry fits right in. Learning a new language, learning to ride the Hill horses, and learning to fight with a sword come easy to her - as if she had known those skills all before.

Harry's path seems to echo that of an earlier lady hero - Lady Aerin - who is something of a legend to Cortlath's people. Harry also manifests the Hill magic that is gradually leaving the Hillfolk which gives her visions of the future and visions of Lady Aerin.

As they prepare for battle against the Northerners, Harry comes to believe that Corlath is overlooking a potential point for the coming invasion. When she can't convince him, she sneaks out to return the the Homelander outpost to try to recruit help to secure this mountain pass. She's accompanied by two Hillfolk companions but recruit some other help along the way including a Homelander Colonel who is also in love with Damar.

This was an excellent fantasy story. It is also a romance since Harry and Corlath fall in love over the course of her captivity.
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kmartin802 | 136 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Feb 17, 2024 |
Very engaging retelling of the classic Beauty and the Beast. I enjoyed it !
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LuLibro | 200 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Jan 22, 2024 |


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