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Most Helpful Favorable Review

14 out of 15 people found this review helpful.

great storytelling

No one can deny that Robin McKinley really knows how to write a fairytale novel. This one has plenty of action, a bit of angst, love and romance and loyalties and betrayals.

I was surprised though that it started out so slow for me. Maybe I've become a spoiled reader...
No one can deny that Robin McKinley really knows how to write a fairytale novel. This one has plenty of action, a bit of angst, love and romance and loyalties and betrayals.

I was surprised though that it started out so slow for me. Maybe I've become a spoiled reader, expecting books to just get right into the story. With Pegasus we get a build up, with some history and glimpses into the past before the story really takes off. However, this book is very well written. Robin McKinley is one of those writers that have a way with words. The story always feels polished and finished, never awkward. When I say it started out slow for me, it's the pace - the almost leisurely beginning. The plot is excellent and the storytelling is superb.

The main character is a princess, Sylvi whose family has been ruling within a land that used to be ruled by Pegasi. Hundreds of years ago, the two races came into an accord, a treaty. However, I don't think the two sides look at the treaty quite the same way...

Every royal member of the family gets bonded with a pegasus. The pegasi and the humans need a speaker, a magician to help them translate, since even with sign language meanings don't usually translate well between the two races. But when Sylvi gets bonded with her pegasus, she discovers that she can communicate with her pegasus without a speaker, and not only with her pegasus, but others.....and things become complicated from then on. Sylvi and Ebon, her pegasus, become real friends and do things together that haven't been done for hundreds of years, if ever.

A wonderfully written book - and yet I didn't like the ending. It was a rather sad ending. That's okay - it's not the authors job to write endings that I'll like, but an ending that rings true to the novel. And this ending makes me wonder if there are going to be other novels in the same world..... It's written well, the words and pages flow along.

Get the book - it would make a great Christmas gift for teens and adults - especially those who have a soft spot for pegasus and fairytales that don't always have a happy ending.

posted by rabidreaderWS on November 11, 2010

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Most Helpful Critical Review

5 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

Disappointing

I really loved many of McKinley's other books, so when I saw that she wrote a new one, I jumped on it. But I was terribly disappointed. The plot was slow and boring 90% of the time. I kept reading, in deference to books like "The Blue Sword," thinking that it just had t...
I really loved many of McKinley's other books, so when I saw that she wrote a new one, I jumped on it. But I was terribly disappointed. The plot was slow and boring 90% of the time. I kept reading, in deference to books like "The Blue Sword," thinking that it just had to get better. But at the end, I felt angry - the ending was awful, with no sense of satisfaction at all. In fact, I thought my Nook copy was broken, and that somehow there MUST be more to the story because that can't possibly be the ending!

posted by 3797785 on March 2, 2011

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 3, 2012

    Dont. Judge. A. Book. By. Its. Cover.

    This book was boring, confusing, and had the worst ending ever!! Dont judge this book by its cover!

    3 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted February 2, 2011

    Sadly disappointed

    I was so excited to read this book because of all the great reviews and because, let's face it, the IDEA of Pegasus has such amazing potential. Sadly, I was disappointed. It was all I could do to get through the first two hundred pages of historical and background mumbo-jumbo! It seemed to me that there was too much "information" and not near enough character development. The glimpses of character development I did see were great, but so few and far between that it all just felt like a tease. By the time the book did pick up and actually become interesting and exciting, I knew there would never be enough time left to conclude anything! You wade through 200+ pages of boring background story, get about 100 pages of excitement and the oh-my-gosh-this-might-actually-turn-out-good feeling, and then it ends. Apparently there is a sequel coming out in 2012 and I will probably have to read it just to feel like I have gotten some closure. Hopefully the next book will suceed where this one did not. The story of a princess and a pegasus is too exciting to have been told so poorly.

    On a side note I will say that the cover art is absolutely, amazingly beautiful. Kudos to the artist!

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted June 22, 2011

    Rating says it all

    Dont waste ur money

    1 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 8, 2011

    do not waste your money

    i wish i hadn't!

    1 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 18, 2013

    hated it

    It didn't seem thought out, there was no real plot, no happy ending, and it often "rambled." Very disappointing.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 16, 2011

    Very frustrating ending, and did anyone proofread this book?

    Perhaps it is my book club copy, but there was apparently no proof-reading performed. Lots of incomplete sentences. More editing would have helped also. I really wanted to like this book and I loved Hero and the Crown and the Blue Sword so much, I hoped this book would be similar. It isn't. It may be because I'm not a racist or bigot, I found the motivations of some of these characters to be unbelievable. Why would magicians spend time trying to break the bond of a fourth child of the king and her Pegasus when the whole kingdom is under attack from beasts who could wipe out both humans and Pegasi? What good would their influence do them then? Maybe, if I can find a cheap copy of the second volume, I'll read it and the first book will make sense.

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