As the newly appointed Chalice, Mirasol is the most important member of the Masterís Circle. It is her duty to bind the Circle, the land and its people together with their new Master. But the new Master of Willowlands is a Priest of Fire, only drawn back into the human world by the sudden death of his brother. No one knows if it is even possible for him to live amongst his people. Mirasol wants the Master to have his chance, but her only training is as a beekeeper. How can she help settle their demesne during these troubled times and bind it to a Priest of Fire, the touch of whose hand can burn human flesh to the bone?
Robin McKinley weaves a captivating tale that reveals the healing power of duty and honor, love and honey.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - mephistia - LibraryThing
This is just sweet. McKinley has such a way with words -- her world's always seemed suffused with a dreamy golden light, places where you always know that ill will become good. I love her writing. Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - maureene87 - LibraryThing
So, first let me say that this is a beautiful book. (See pictures here, here, here, and here.) The title and Robin McKinley's name are both embossed. There are these beautiful bee decorations ... Read full review