As the newly appointed Chalice, Mirasol is the most important member of the Master’s 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 - wealhtheowwylfing - LibraryThing
Mirasol is a happy beekeeper in a little cottage in the Willowlands--until the Chalice and her Master die. First, her goats suddenly must be milked thrice a day and her bee hives are literally ... Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - Rosa.Mill - LibraryThing
An interesting world that takes a little while to get the hang of. McKinley never directly explains how The Circle works but it can be gleaned as you go along. The language is beautiful and the concept interesting but it definitely would have benefited from a little more explaining. Read full review