I’ve been seeing these two editions of Robin McKinley’s books around Fully Booked and I’ve been tempted to get them even though I already have copies of both books. I’ve read both but in case you haven’t here are the book summaries from Robin McKinley’s website:
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.
Rae, nicknamed Sunshine by her stepfather, is the baker at her family’s coffeehouse. She’s happy getting up at 4 am to make cinnamon rolls for the breakfast rush, and dealing with people and food all day. But one evening she needed somewhere she could be alone for a little while, and there hadn’t been any trouble out at the lake for years.
She never thought of vampires.
Until they found her.
If you haven’t read these books, I suggest that you pick them up soon. With those lovely new covers, I hope more people will be tempted to buy the books. I read both before I started the blog so I don’t have reviews up but McKinley is one of my favorite authors and I love reading her work. And just because I can’t wait for this to come out, I’m posting the beautiful cover for Pegasus: