The world of fantasy has marked November 2nd as the day the next Wheel of Times novel titled Towers of Midnight, will be released. As a fan, I am looking forward to this release as well. However, there is one other book, often forgotten, that will also be released next November 2.
That book is called Pegasus and is written by Robin McKinley, known for her traditional fairy tales. When I first discovered the book, the cover struck me immediately. After reading the synopsis of the book, it was instantly moved to the top of my anticipation list. It is up there still, fighting an epical battle against the Wheel of Time.
Pegasus is – as the title suggests – about the mythical pegasi: beautiful flying horses from Greek mythology. But more than that, it’s about a princess and her bond with one of these pegasi. A bond that may threaten the safety of two nations.
Here’s what the synopsis says:
Because of a thousand-year-old alliance between humans and pegasi, 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 it’s 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.
If you want more about this book, just head over to Robin McKinley’s website, where she has published the first three chapters of Pegasus. Or just join me in the long wait for November 2.
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