Pegasus by Robin MckinleyPegasus by Robin Mckinley


byRobin Mckinley

Hardcover | November 2, 2010

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Because she was a princess, she had a Pegasus…

Princess Sylviianel has always known that on her twelfth birthday she too would be bound to her own Pegasus. All members of the royal family have been thus bound since the Alliance was made almost a thousand years ago; the binding system was created to strengthen the Alliance, because humans and pegasi can only communicate formally, through specially trained Speaker magicians. Sylvi is accustomed to seeing pegasi every day at the palace, but she still finds the idea of her binding very daunting. The official phrase is that your pegasus is your “Excellent Friend.” But how can you be friends with someone you can’t talk to?

But everything is different for Sylvi and Ebon from the moment they meet at her binding—when they discover they can talk to each other. They form so close a bond that it becomes a threat to the status quo—and possibly to the future safety of their two nations. For some of the magicians believe there is a reason humans and pegasi should not fully understand each other…
Robin McKinley has won various awards and citations for her writing, including the Newbery Medal for The Hero and the Crown and a Newbery Honor for The Blue Sword. Her other books include Sunshine; the New York Times bestseller Spindle's End; two novel-length retellings of the fairy tale Beauty and the Beast, Beauty and Rose Daughter; ...
Title:PegasusFormat:HardcoverDimensions:416 pages, 9 × 6.38 × 1.15 inPublished:November 2, 2010Publisher:Penguin Young Readers GroupLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0399246770

ISBN - 13:9780399246777

Appropriate for ages: 13 - 17


Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great read I have been a fan of Robin Mckinley's books since high school and her "newest" book Pegasus didn't disappoint!
Date published: 2017-06-13
Rated 3 out of 5 by from It was all right. I found this novel really difficult to get into from the beginning. I really liked the storyline. The idea of a Princess getting her own Pegasus and then finding out her bond is an especially unusual one. I wished that there was more of a description of the "Enemies" and I would have loved a bit more description of the sword training as well. What was described in detail was done very well. I did love reading of the progression of Sylvie's friendship with her Pegasus. I will read the next one hopefully it will have a bit more action.
Date published: 2011-05-31