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by Robin Mckinley

  • Author: Robin Mckinley
  • ISBN: 0441005837
  • ISBN13: 978-0441005833
  • ePub: 1389 kb | FB2: 1293 kb
  • Language: English
  • Category: Science Fiction & Fantasy
  • Publisher: Ace; First Edition edition (December 1, 1998)
  • Rating: 4.8/5
  • Votes: 341
  • Format: lrf docx lrf lit
Rose Daughter ePub download

Praise for the writing of robin mckinley. Every sentence and every occurrence seems infused by magic. I will keep this book

Praise for the writing of robin mckinley. I will keep this book. I will reread it, time and again; it has earned its place as one of my odd coterie of bedside companions. Fantasy & Science Fiction. McKinley is at home in a world where magic is a mainstay and, with her passion for roses, she’s grafted a fully dimensional espalier that is a tangled, thorny web of love, loyalty, and storytelling sorcery. Fullest appreciation of Rose Daughter may be at an adult level. School Library Journal.

Only 18 left in stock (more on the way). 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; and a retelling of the Robin Hood legend, The Outlaws of Sherwood. She lives with her husband, the English writer Peter Dickinson.

This is Robin McKinley's second take on the Beauty and the Beast fairy tale.

It is the heart of this place, and it is dying, says the Beast  . This is Robin McKinley's second take on the Beauty and the Beast fairy tale. I've read Rose Daughter twice, several years apart, but still have extremely mixed emotions about it.

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Award-winning author Robin McKinley tells an enthralling story of magic, love, and redemption, based on the classic tale of Beauty and the Beast. Once upon a time, a wealthy merchant had three daughters. When his business failed, he moved his daughters to the countryside. The youngest daughter, Beauty, is fascinated by the thorny stems of a mysterious plant that overwhelms their neglected cottage. She tends the plant until it blossoms with the most beautiful flowers the sisters have ever seen-roses. Admiring the roses, an old woman tells Beauty, Roses are for love.

Twenty years ago, Robin McKinley dazzled readers with the power of her novel Beauty. Books for People with Print Disabilities. Now this extraordinarily gifted novelist returns to the story of Beauty and the Beast with a fresh perspective, ingenuity, and mature insight. With Rose Daughter, she presents her finest and most deeply felt work-a compelling, richly imagined, and haunting exploration of the transformative power of love. Internet Archive Books.

New York Times bestselling author Robin McKinley's vivid retelling of the classic story of Robin Hood breathes contemporary life into these beloved adventures, with Marian taking a pivotal role as one of Robin's best archers. Beauty: A Retelling of the Story of Beauty and the Beast.

Her father gripped Jeweltongue’s shoulder; Mr Whitehand stood close at her side. Mrs Words-Without-End said: It is only a silly tale, the silliest of tales. Mrs Words-Without-End said: It is only a silly tale, the silliest of tales ather’s reading of his most romantic poem. It is all nonsense, of course, as silly tales are- Jeweltongue said, stiffly, as if she were very cold: And the ghost? You never told us who the ghost i. .Yes! said several voices at once. Mrs Words-Without-End said to Jeweltongue: The ghost is the ghost of the simulacrum.

Rose Daughter is a retelling of the fairytale Beauty and the Beast by Robin McKinley, published in 1997. It is the second retelling of the tale that McKinley has written: the first being her 1978 story, Beauty: A Retelling of the Story of Beauty & the Beast.

Twenty years ago, Robin McKinley dazzled readers with the power of her novel Beauty. Now this extraordinarily gifted novelist returns to the story of Beauty and the Beast with a fresh perspective, ingenuity, and mature insight.

With Rose Daughter, she presents her finest and most deeply felt work--a compelling, richly imagined, and haunting exploration of the transformative power of love.

I will preface by saying two things: First that I have not read Beauty, though I'm not sure why I haven't; somehow I simply never did. So I came to this with nothing to compare it to except all the many other retellings of the tale I have read, so perhaps Beauty is better or perhaps it is only different and perhaps also nostalgic. And second I will say, I have been a fan of Robin McKinley since I was a little girl, drinking down the story of the Blue Sword, and then the Hero and the Crown, and I have always loved these stories in a way that is delighted and yet also a bit melancholy. It is a skill of the author, to write a story that makes your whole heart swell right along with her characters', and then when the story is over you are left feeling as if you are saying farewell to a friend who became very dear in a very brief time.
So perhaps this is not the tale for you, and certainly it is not always the tale for me even, for sometimes to feel melancholy is very terrible. But it is a very good story, in its way. A charming and lovely one.
I will be honest, for all that I half wish to just yell that everyone should read this, and give a nice little list of pros and cons, as they stood out to me:
Beauty is quite an excellent version of her character. She is strong in heart and mind, and though her name is Beauty for her physical beauty, it seems to apply more to her inner beauty, for her most prominent character trait is probably that she is kind. But it doesn't feel forced or cheesy or cliche, and she isn't kind in the face of anything ridiculous. She is patient, but she's not a wimp or a wilting damsel.
The Beast is interesting. I liked how he became a beast, who he was before, and his casual kindness.
This is a book of much kindness, triumphing over evil, which I personally think is splendid.
The relationship between Beauty and her sisters is nice. It's well-developed, the sisters are distinct characters, who don't always get along but in a realistic way. Their character development is perhaps abrupt, but it didn't feel that way, or if it does it feels like it is abrupt because it ought to be. It makes sense, and they don't become different people entirely--they are simply different.
There are others but I'm terrible at making a bullet point, so I'll summarize the pros as: the characters are generally good, the setting is elaborate without taking so long to decide everything as to make you stop caring, the repeated themes and similar are very nice, and overall it's just an enjoyable read.

There are only three big cons I can think of. First off, what feels most important to me, is the Beast himself. He has many excellent moments, but he never quite develops into a character. He is always the Beast and, even when theoretically developed, he just falls a bit flat, which draws from my second major con:
Underexplaining. The more I think about the story, the more questions I come up with. Some of it is simply the underexplaining of a fairy tale, and didn't bother to much. But even those bother you, once you've (metaphorically or otherwise) put the book down. I won't actually ask the questions, because they're spoilers, but while key things are explained--some key things aren't. Some very important things are--left up to interpretation I guess? It's odd, mostly. And some of them aren't explained but you definitely know the truth of them by the end--but at the same time, you (or at least I) would have liked then expanded upon.
Finally, the fairytale cliche: instalove. The romance between Beauty and the Beast is...unconvincing. It's not distracting, or terrible, but it's, well. It's instalove. It has to be said.

But I'm giving it five stars. Because despite everything, reading it was a delight.
My favourite fairy-tale of all-time is Cindrella, but The Beauty and the Beast is a very close second and I simply adore what McKinley did with the classic story. She put her own twist to it in a magical way that simply grabbed my attention and made it very, very difficult for me to put the book down late at night. Rose Daughter both is and isn't your typical Beauty and the Beast story and I simply loved reading it.

I admit, it was slow at times, but slow was just the thing I needed at the moment. It was just the right pace for me and I while some readers are not happy with the way McKinley decided to dot the i with this one, I have to say that I'm one of those readers who like that ending. I like that it's different and I liked that I didn't predict it right from the start.

I'm not saying that this book is perfect, because it isn't, but it was damn good and I didn't care in the slightest about the fact that Beauty and Beast didn't get to really interact before there was love; I didn't care that some of it made little sense (e.g. flowers blooming in less than 7 days when at the beginning they were dying); I didn't care that some questions I had, were left unanswered, because all that matters, is that I had a real good time reading and I would gladly read more of McKinley's books when I get the chance.
I prefer Robin McKinley's Beauty a Retelling. The main character in Rose Daughter seems weak, and while the entire drama takes 7 months in real time, the main character only spends a week with the Beast. One week is not enough time to get to know someone enough to want to marry them. It was fun to read, but in the end it was too fantastic to really suspend my disbelief; I couldn't lose myself in the book because I couldn't relate to the constant over-the-top magic surrounding everyone and everything.
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It was an interesting idea.... but the book itself is unfulfilling....

I didn't really read enough into this to know what it was. I kind of thought it would be a continuation of her book "Beauty" which was the best and most beautiful version of "Beauty and the Beast" that I've ever read, but it was simply a different version. McKinley talks about how this is the version that she wanted to write, but she couldn't get it "right" and wouldn't accept it until this one..... I think it's still a failure.

It might just be because I'm comparing it to the beauty of "Beauty", but even without her previous version, I wouldn't like this one. The story is not well thought out (or maybe she just overthought it for too many years). It is very confusing and doesn't have a very good flow. It just seems like a lot of information was omitted and the information that was given doesn't always match up. Also the ending was just rushed and seemed like a bunch of nonsense.

After putting the book down for a while, I did realize that there were some very interesting aspects of this version of the story and had it not felt so rushed and mottled, it might have been a good story.

I strongly think she just spent too long mulling over this idea and by the time she wrote it down, she was able to read it and fill in the missing bits on her own. Therefore, she had no idea how this would read for someone who didn't have the full concept in their head.... I don't know if that made sense.... but yeah.
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