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Pegasus

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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 January 25, 2012

    Enchanting.

    A wonderful story about a friendship that transcends every barrier. Beautifully written, and as captivating as only a McKinley novel can be, Pegasus is a must-read for fantasy lovers. Impatient readers might want to hold off for a bit though, as the book ends with a cliffhanger that isn't due to be resolved until sometime in 2014, according to McKinley's blog.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 2, 2010

    AMAZZINNNGGG!!

    I'm a real fantasy princess type of chick so this book was just right for me. If you share my love for another world then read this! I know who i really am now. A PRINCESS OF PEGASI!

    2 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 8, 2014

    Rainbow Dash

    Poops and the poop turns into pony food.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 16, 2014

    Night blossom

    ~~A dark navy blue mare slowly steps out of the shadows•••
    She neighs and lifts her chin held high with her dark pink tail swinging side to side. Her green eyes narrowed at swallow dreams. Satern crush and aura bright standing alone~~~~~~~~

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 26, 2013

    Marigold

    The golden Pegacorn trots around. Her golden wings gleam. Her white goat lver. Her man tail d horn all pure gold.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 26, 2013

    A foal

    Trots in. ( she will grow up to be an alicorn.)

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 26, 2013

    Moonlight

    The rainbow pegasus neighed at the newcomer wamly a smile on her muzzle

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 20, 2013

    Princess luna

    Go on you tube and watch PRINCESS CELESTIA IM A BANANA she embarrasses herself sooooooo bad an i dress up as scootaloo

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 29, 2013

    Broken Heart

    Im from the old rp... im also in another mlp rp too... Vynx i think your in it

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 8, 2013

    WOW......

    This was the most amazing book. Kinda confusing, but AMAZING!!!!! LOVED IT!!!!!! the socond one- Ebon is coming 2014....... nowhere NEAR soon enough!!!!!!!!
    I wish i could give this more stars....it deserves billions!!!!!!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 28, 2013

    Windynight

    A blue girl came in im eindynight may i join

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 8, 2013

    Vynx

    Hi.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 16, 2013

    Fluttercup

    They all follow her

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 27, 2013

    Rainbow Dash

    I join? Yes?

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 15, 2013

    Can't wiat for a sequel

    Veyr good book

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 31, 2013

    Awesome

    This book was the best book ive ever read . I wish there was more

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 28, 2013

    Love it

    I realli did like this book but what about the ending! I reeeeeeeeaaaaaaaallllllllllllllllllllllyyyyyyyyyyyyy hope there is a second book!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 28, 2012

    Epic story

    Craig allien magas

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 15, 2012

    Beautiful

    I thought this book was a beautiful story between worlds, a Princess and her Pegasus. There are many details, but I found myself never once bored. The magic of this book makes you unable to put it down, and I cannot WAIT for the sequal!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 13, 2012

    Wow!!!!

    Awesome. This book gave me a new perspective about frienship. Although the ending broke my heart, it was a great book. It was well written, but it was a little slow at the beginning. This book has taught me so much, and i dont regret reading it even though i was in tears at the end. Great job!

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