Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Waiting On Wednesday/ Pegasus by Robin McKinley

Wednesday, May 12, 2010
Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly event hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine that spotlights upcoming releases. 

This week I am spotlighting a favorite author of mine: Robin Mckinley. McKinley won the Newbury Medal for her 1985 book The Hero and the Crown and the Newbury Award for Blue Sword both of which are marvelous fantasies. I am a great admirer of her work and I am very excited about her upcoming release in November.

A gorgeously-written fantasy about the friendship between a princess and her pegasus
Because of a thousand-year-old alliance between humans and pegasi, 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 it’s 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 (From the Author's web site).


17 comments:

Aleksandra said...

I'm waiting for this one, too!
Great choise :)

Caroline said...

Wow this book looks incredible, I discovered Robin McKinley with the book Beauty about the retelling of the story of the Beauty and the Beast.
Thanks for stopping by my WoW !
Cheers!
Caroline

Chachic said...

Thanks for checking out my WoW!

I am waiting for this book to come out too. I'm a Robin McKinley fan. It looks like it's going to be good based on the snippets that she's posted so far.

Manda (Manda's Movements) said...

I love the sound of this book. Can't wait to finally read it.

Jill said...

"Gorgeously written..." Love it!!

Sa Toya said...

I absolutely adore this cover and am now a follower :D

Here's my WoW!

Alayne said...

Great pick, this one looks so good. Mine is at The Crowded Leaf.

Kris (Voracious YAppetite) said...

This is one of the prettiest covers of this year's releases. Can't wait to read it. Great pick!

Meaghan said...

I have been eying this book too. The cover looks gorgeous and the story sounds good too :)

Jenny N. said...

The cover is so stunning.

Crystal said...

That's a beautiful cover..great pick!

Violet said...

I almost picked Pegasus as my WoW today too! Can't wait to read it! :)

Diane said...

I don't read fantasy, but that cover is beautiful. enjoy!

Serpentine Librarian said...

The cover is gorgeous! I haven't read a Robin McKinley book in such a long time, Pegasus is going on my wishlist. Great pick :)

Lizzy said...

I hadn't heard of this one, but it sounds like a really great fantasy book. I'll have to add it to my list.

chelleyreads said...

how lovely is that cover! and the blurb is nice as well. i haven't read a fantasy novel in a while. thanks for sharing jan! :)

Shweta said...

I just loved Robin McKinley's writing and this cover is fab..Can't wait !!

 
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