Friday, February 25, 2011

Book Beginning & Friday 56: Pegasus by Robin McKinley

Book Beginnings

Book Beginnings on Friday is now hosted by Katy at A Few More Pages 

Anyone can participate; just share the opening sentence of your current read, making sure that you include the title and author so others know what you're reading. 

If you like, share with everyone why you do, or do not, like the sentence.
The Friday 56

  • Grab the book nearest you. Right now.
  • Turn to page 56.
  • Find the fifth sentence.
  • Post that sentence (plus one or two others if you like) along with these instructions on your blog or (if you do not have your own blog) in the comments section of Freda's Voice
  • Post a link along with your post back to Freda's Voice
  • Don’t dig for your favorite book, the coolest, the most intellectual. Use the CLOSEST.
I just finished Pegasus by Robin McKinley. This was a wonderful fantasy novel with rich, well-developed characters acting in a fascinating fantasy world. I recommend it highly. Here is the product description:
A gorgeously written fantasy about the friendship between a princess and her Pegasus. 

Because of a thousand-year-old alliance between humans and pagasi, Princess Sylviianel is ceremonially bound to Ebon, her own Pegasus, on her twelfth birthday. The two species coexist peacefully, despite the language barriers separating them. Humans and pegasi both rely on specially-trained Speaker magicians as the only means of real communication.

But its different for Sylvi and Ebon. They can understand each other. They quickly grow close-so close that their bond becomes a threat to the status quo-and possibly to the future safety of their two nations. 
Because she was a princess she had a pegasus.
Page 56, sentence 5:
Its looking seemed to wrap her up all round so that she could no longer hear anything but the indeterminate murmur of her father's voice, and she could see nothing but its bright blade.


  1. What gorgeous language...I am caught up in the fantasy moments just through the reading of them.

    Thanks for sharing.


  2. Hi!
    This sounds so intriguing. This is definitely going on my TBR list. Have a great day!

    Just Books

  3. Sounds very good!
    Thanks for participating!

  4. Sounds interesting! Thanks for participating in Book Beginnings!

  5. Now that's an intriguing quote. I want to find out more!


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