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Robin McKinley

Autor(a) de The Hero and the Crown

45+ Works 47,165 Membros 1,342 Reviews 426 Favorited

About the Author

Robin McKinley was born in Warren, Ohio on November 16, 1952. She graduated from Bowdoin College in 1975 and her first novel, Beauty, was published in 1978. She has received numerous awards for her work including the Newbery Medal for The Hero and the Crown; a Newbery Honor for The Blue Sword; the mostrar mais Mythopoeic Award for Adult Literature for Sunshine; and the World Fantasy Award for Imaginary Lands. Her other works include Spindle's End; The Outlaws of Sherwood; Rose Daughter; A Knot in the Grain and Other Stories; Chalice; and Shadows. (Bowker Author Biography) mostrar menos
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Obras de Robin McKinley

The Hero and the Crown (1984) 6,387 cópias
Beauty (1978) 6,315 cópias
The Blue Sword (1982) 6,146 cópias
Sunshine (2003) 5,638 cópias
Spindle's End (2000) 3,911 cópias
Deerskin (1993) 3,083 cópias
Rose Daughter (1997) 2,897 cópias
The Outlaws of Sherwood (1988) 2,830 cópias
Chalice (2008) 1,677 cópias
Dragonhaven (2007) 1,298 cópias
Pegasus (2010) 1,176 cópias
Water: Tales of Elemental Spirits (2002) — Autor — 898 cópias
Shadows (2013) 554 cópias
Fire: Tales of Elemental Spirits (2009) — Autor — 402 cópias
Imaginary Lands (1985) — Editor — 354 cópias
The Stone Fey [short story] (1985) 229 cópias
Ebon 46 cópias
Rowan (1992) 39 cópias
The Golden Country 30 cópias
My Father is in the Navy (1992) 30 cópias
A Pool in the Desert (2002) 9 cópias
Kes 4 cópias
Hellhound [short story] (2009) 2 cópias
The Stagman [short story] (1984) 2 cópias
The Healer [short story] (1982) 2 cópias
Buttercups [novelette] 1 exemplar(es)
First Flight [short story] (2009) 1 exemplar(es)
Water Horse [short story] (2002) 1 exemplar(es)
The Sea King's Son [short story] (2002) 1 exemplar(es)
Touk's House [short story] (1985) 1 exemplar(es)
The Stolen Princess [short story] (1981) 1 exemplar(es)

Associated Works

Silver Birch, Blood Moon (1999) — Contribuinte — 628 cópias
Masterpieces of Fantasy and Wonder (1989) — Contribuinte — 329 cópias
Faery! (1985) — Contribuinte — 194 cópias
Strange Dreams (1993) — Contribuinte — 186 cópias
Elsewhere, Vol. II (1982) — Contribuinte — 104 cópias
Elsewhere, Vol. III (1984) — Contribuinte — 91 cópias
The Mammoth Book of Fairy Tales (1997) — Contribuinte — 61 cópias


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Conhecimento Comum



Grand Master Robin McKinley em The Green Dragon (Fevereiro 2023)
August Fantasy Thread - SPOILERS - Beauty em The Green Dragon (Agosto 2012)
August Fantasy Thread - NO SPOILERS - Beauty em The Green Dragon (Agosto 2012)
Chat about... Beauty by Robin McKinley em The SF&F Book Chat (Abril 2012)
Robin McKinley em Fairy Tales Retold (Outubro 2011)
Anyone read Pegasus by Robin McKinley? em Read YA Lit (Maio 2011)


I have a confession: Robin McKinley is one of my favorite authors. I love how she takes a fairy tale and makes it her own. The four stories in this collection are wonderful. My favorite is "The Twelve Dancing Princesses."

Highly recommended for fans of retold fairy tales.
Jean_Sexton | outras 24 resenhas | Mar 17, 2024 |
BooksInMirror | outras 136 resenhas | Feb 19, 2024 |
This epic fantasy/romance won a Newbery Honor in 1982. It tells the story of orphaned Harry Crew who is sent to live with her brother in a Homelander colony named Damar. Her brother is stationed at the far end of the colony near the land the Free Hillfolk still contol.

Harry lives with the head of the Homelander delegation and his wife and tries to make a new life for herself. Unlike most who have come to the far reaches of Damar, Harry falls in love with the bleak desert and enjoys being there.

But there are problems. The Northerners are threatening an invasion though the Homelanders don't believe that they are much threat. King Corlath of the Free Hillfolk come to see the head of the Homelanders to ask for alliance against the Northerners and is rather rudely dismissed.

But he gets a look at Harry and his magic demands that he kidnap her. Harry is thus taken into the culture of the Hillfolk and taught to be one of the King's Riders. Harry fits right in. Learning a new language, learning to ride the Hill horses, and learning to fight with a sword come easy to her - as if she had known those skills all before.

Harry's path seems to echo that of an earlier lady hero - Lady Aerin - who is something of a legend to Cortlath's people. Harry also manifests the Hill magic that is gradually leaving the Hillfolk which gives her visions of the future and visions of Lady Aerin.

As they prepare for battle against the Northerners, Harry comes to believe that Corlath is overlooking a potential point for the coming invasion. When she can't convince him, she sneaks out to return the the Homelander outpost to try to recruit help to secure this mountain pass. She's accompanied by two Hillfolk companions but recruit some other help along the way including a Homelander Colonel who is also in love with Damar.

This was an excellent fantasy story. It is also a romance since Harry and Corlath fall in love over the course of her captivity.
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kmartin802 | outras 136 resenhas | Feb 17, 2024 |
Very engaging retelling of the classic Beauty and the Beast. I enjoyed it !
LuLibro | outras 200 resenhas | Jan 22, 2024 |


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