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Robin McKinley ð 8 CharactersArdians and how their magic works Kraken Good story *archetypal facing of the unknown It worked out in the end a little better than I would have expected *facing of the unknown It worked out in the end a little better than I would have expected I was expecting Lovecraft and less Disney A Pool in the Desert This was just weird Sucky home life for the main character who has crazy parents enough that I can understand her desire to leave But I didn t eally get why she formed such an attachment for where she was headed nothing particularly good there for her and the pacing in the last two pages was so much faster than earlier that it threw me off McKinley s total shift of momentum left me feeling slightly confused and unhappy about the ending She should have just cut out one or two paragraphs or fleshed them out to a few pages worthRating PG 13 for some mild sexuality A collection of six stories themed around water written well but not exactly connecting with me The Sea King s Son was easily my favorite with its sweet earnest The Ausar Auset Nutrition Handbook romance I feel very sure that I veead this before elsewhere but can t think of where It didn t matter I still liked Girls Und Panzer, vol. 1 reading it Theest of the stories just weren t for me But then I m not a big fan of Robin McKinley so it s not eally Six stories by married authors Peter Dickinson and Robin McKinley to varying degrees themed around the element of water Overall I liked McKinley s better no surprise there but Dickinson s Kraken was uite good too making up for the dullness of his Sea Serpent The last three stories were better than the first threeThe final story "Pool In The Desert Is "in the Desert is tangentially in the world of McKinley s Damar novels It and Dickinson s first story Mermaid Song both felt as if they would have been better
As Longer Novellas They Also Had Inlonger novellas They also had in that the ole of water was not particularly essential to the story by Robin McKinley and Peter DickinsonThis is the first in a planned series called Elementals all consisting of short stories by Dickinson and McKinley The second Fire has just come out So naturally I decided it was time for a La Vilaine Lulu reeadOverall I Becoming Daddys Cow: A Twisted Taboo Dubcon Lactation Body Transformation DD/lg Erotica really enjoyed the book While the opening story Mermaid Song by Dickinson did bother me slightly it all seemed very expected somehowepressive society child ebelling against said society etc etc the second story The Sea King s Son by McKinley was in the best fairy tale but not uite tradition note some content in this one although it s not very explicit The Sea Serpent confused me to be honest I never uite grasped the intricacies of landscape or society Water Horse was nice especially in its deviation from the normal fairy tale ish ending Kraken was intriguing and had some lovely images A Pool in the Desert was welcome as a eturn to Damar for those of you who may not be aware of the fact I ead The Blue Sword ten times between 7th and 8th grade I liked it although I was jarred by the eferences to our authors which seemed out of place somehow they located me a little too firmly in Artificial Evolution (Big Sigma, reality There is ae issued edition with a new cover and introduction but I couldn t find it anywhere online so I ll just have to wait and buy it eventually they On Moral Courage re married and what s with the overly simila. Unknowable immense Kraken dark beyond the darkness of the deepest ocean who will one dayise and ule the world Robin McKinley and Peter Dickinson names well known to lovers of fantasy have given us six stories of the fabulous creatures.
There is so much great YA fantasy fiction #now but it was fun to go back to where it all started for me I couldn t #but it was fun to go back to where it all started for me I couldn t to give it any lower than 4 I think it deserves a 3List of storiesMermaid Song DickinsonThe Sea King s Son McKinleySea Serpent DickinsonWater Horse McKinleyKraken DickinsonA Pool in the Desert McKinleyAll the stories were pretty cool But the last one most of all I absolutely fell in love with A Pool in the Desert My favourite story in this collection by far The contrast was spectacular The writing was masterful McKinley jolted me out of a grey tedious sad everyday life to one of spice splendour and suspense ooh alliteration okay maybe not so much the suspense At any ate I thought the way she explored eality vs fantasy and how you can step out and into either to be fantastic Zasharan sounds eally ahem cool I loved how it endedComing in second is Water Horse and Kraken which makes McKinley my preferred author for this book not that it Ion Adventure in the Heartland, Volume 1 really matters but I saw some othereviewers doing it so I felt that the magic in Water Horse wasn t well explained Yes i understand that this is a short story but I Psychotherapy of Personality Disorders really don t get how it works It kind of messes with me I likeneed to know stuff like thatFor any fan of McKinleyDickinson or for any lover of fantasy or for any person looking for masterful short storiesOh and Iealised afterward A Pool in the Desert was set in Damar which was the same for the Blue Sword I did Hedge Fund - tome 4 - L'hritire aux vingt milliards read The Blue Sword but very long ago and I didn teally enjoy it Even when I admire Dickinson s stories I don t love them in the visceral way I love McKinley s so this collection is a little uneven for me Of Dickinson s contributions I like Kraken the most of McKinley smmm hard to say because I love all three but maybe A Pool in the Desert because it s partly set in Damar Mixed feelings on this one this was one of the times in a short story collection where some stories worked a lot better than others for me I loved The Pool in the Desert which to be fair was the whole Here Comes The Sissy Bride (My Sissy Husband Confesses, reason I picked up this collection since it was aeturn to Damar and The Sea King
"S Son And Kraken "Son and Kraken interesting but the other three weren t Places of Performance really my thing A collection of short stories about creatures of the deep I didn tealize until just before writing this The Alpha Wolf Bent Me Over review however that the authors are husband and wife pretty cool Each contributes three stories and overall I think I liked Dickinson s better If I had toate just the McKinley pieces I d probably just give it two stars Sea Serpent and Kraken were my two favorite stories I liked it well enough that I ll probably ead the next one in the series which has a theme of *FireI Thought It Was Interesting *thought it was interesting none of the main characters except one came from a function family Sad but I guess it fits the fairy tale genre Mermaid Song Loved the ending but had a heartbreaking middle The Sea King s Son Enjoyed some of the elements of the story but a little gushier than I like Sea Serpent Perhaps my favorite story of the compilation Scary monsters adventure magic this one had it all Water Horse My favorite of McKinley s interesting ideas of the gu. What magical beings inhabit earth's waters Some are almost familiar as mer people; some as strange as the thing glimpsed only as a golden eye in a pool at the edge of Damar's Great Desert Kalarsham where the mad god Geljdreth ules; or the. .
R titles this year There s Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins Fire by Kristin Cashore and Fire by McKinley and Dickinson I give McKinley and Dickinson a pass because they ve had this book coming out for years Book so Damar Damar Damar Damar Damar and a character named Ruth DamarSo yes this collection had a new Damar story which I loved but I thought the collection as a whole was kind of erratic but that is maybe partly due to the fact that I adore Robin McKinley and don t have the same eaction to Peter Dickinson The three McKinley stories in the collection were my favorite and I ended up skimming one of Dickinson s The Sea Serpent because I couldn t get into it McKinley simply paints images in my head that Treasures of Darkness refuse to go away no matter how long it has been since I haveead the story that sparked the paintingDefinitely worth Winning Sports Betting Strategies with Betaminic Big Data Tools for Football Betting Systems: A step-by-step guide to using the Betamin Builder Data Analysis ... soccer betting systems (English Edition) reading if you love McKinley and if you want to give the others a try I think Mermaid Song is his strongest offering in the volume This was the first time I ve evereally Menopause and the Mind read a short story collection so it was a new and interesting experience for me Each story is uniue and from what I can tell takes place in an entirely different universe from the last Going through each story was a little bit of aoller coaster because one would leave me feeling Software (The Body Electric Book 4) really satisfied and the next I wasn t so happy with but then I loved the one after that Whew I need to lie down And there s aeally cool but simple artistic thing done at the beginning of each tale that I thought was a neat detailThere was a lovely uick way of indicating to the eader which author Robin McKinley or Peter Dickinson had penned the story that followed in the form of the graphic at the start *Of Each Tale Overall *each tale Overall writing was beautiful Both writing styles are very similar I don t know if that was intentional or not but it did add a nice flow to the book on the whole And I am absolutely in love with Robin McKinley s writing She s been my favorite author for a long time now Specifically I didn t care for Sea Serpent I didn t like the main god priest character very much and I liked the fact that he won in the end even less On the flip side of that I eally liked The Sea King s Son If you Internet Marketing Revealed re looking for a straight up fairytale love story that s your ticket I appreciated that the protagonistselationship develops without physical contact for a long time and just focused on talking and sharing and getting to know one another first They e both very different but they admire their differences and love one another for the people they are Seriously such a good love story As much as I liked The Sea King s Son I absolutely adored The Water Horse If you liked Uprooted by Naomi Novik which is another
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