Friday, December 26, 2008

Chalice -- book review

Chalice by Robin McKinley (Putnam)
Mirasol is appointed as Chalice to assist the new Master, an outblood, whose job it is to heal the demesne. Since Mirasol is a Chalice of honey, she learns the uses of spring water, herbs and honey to bind the earthlines which she hopes to heal the land and the people. McKinley's links to earth is obvious here. Beautifully written in mystical tones.
Readers 12 and up.