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Water Tales of Elemental Spirits ✪ [PDF] ✐ Water Tales of Elemental Spirits By Robin McKinley ✷ – Buyprobolan50.co.uk Seven tales describe magical beings that inhabit our waters Some are familiar mer people; some as strange as as a golden eye in a pool at the edge of the Great Desert Kalarsham where the mad god Geljd Seven tales describe magical of Elemental Kindle Ó beings that inhabit our waters Some are familiar mer people; some as strange as as a golden eye in a pool at the edge of the Great Desert Kalarsham where the mad god Geljdreth rules; or the unknowable immense Kraken dark beyond the darkness of the Water Tales PDF or deepest ocean who will one day rise and rule the world Prologue The water sprite Robin mcKinley and Peter Dickinson Mermaid song Peter Dickinson The sea king's son Robin McKinley Sea serpent Peter Dickinson Water horse Robin McKinley Kraken Peter Dickinson A pool in Tales of Elemental Kindle Ö the desert Robin McKinley.


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Peter Dickinson also a of Elemental Kindle Ó writer and with whom she co wrote Water Tales of Elemental Spirits in and two lurchers crossbred sighthoundsOver the years she has worked as an editor and transcriber research assistant bookstore clerk teacher and counselor editorial assistant Water Tales PDF or barn manager free lance editor and full time writer Other than writing and reading books she divides her time mainly between walking her hellhounds gardening cooking playing the piano homeopathy change ringing and keeping her blog.



10 thoughts on “Water Tales of Elemental Spirits

  1. Mir Mir says:

    Six stories by married authors Peter Dickinson and Robin McKinley to varying degrees themed around the element of water Overall I liked McKinley's better no surprise there but Dickinson's Kraken was uite good too making up for the dullness of his Sea Serpent The last three stories were better than the first threeThe final story Pool in the Desert is set tangentially in the world of McKinley's Damar novels It and Dickinson's first story Mermaid Song both felt as if they would have been better as longer novellas They also had in common that the role of water was not particularly essential to the story


  2. Katie Katie says:

    Mixed feelings on this one this was one of the times in a short story collection where some stories worked a lot better than others for me I loved 'The Pool in the Desert' which to be fair was the whole reason I picked up this collection since it was a return to Damar and 'The Sea King's Son' and 'Kraken' was interesting but the other three weren't really my thing


  3. Erika Erika says:

    There is so much great YA fantasy fiction now but it was fun to go back to where it all started for me


  4. Maureen E Maureen E says:

    by Robin McKinley and Peter DickinsonThis is the first in a planned series called Elementals all consisting of short stories by Dickinson and McKinley The second Fire has just come out So naturally I decided it was time for a re readOverall I really enjoyed the book While the opening story Mermaid Song by Dickinson did bother me slightly it all seemed very expected somehow repressive society child rebelling against said society etc etc the second story The Sea King's Son by McKinley was in the best fairy tale but not uite tradition note some content in this one although it's not very explicit The Sea Serpent confused me to be honest I never uite grasped the intricacies of landscape or society Water Horse was nice especially in its deviation from the normal fairy tale ish ending Kraken was intriguing and had some lovely images A Pool in the Desert was welcome as a return to Damar for those of you who may not be aware of the fact I read The Blue Sword ten times between 7th and 8th grade I liked it although I was jarred by the references to our authors which seemed out of place somehow they located me a little too firmly in reality There is a re issued edition with a new cover and introduction but I couldn't find it anywhere online so I'll just have to wait and buy it eventually they're married and what's with the overly similar titles this year? There's Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins; Fire by Kristin Cashore; and Fire by McKinley and Dickinson I give McKinley and Dickinson a pass because they've had this book coming out for years Book source Inter library loanRobin McKinley's website and blog if you are a fan and didn't knowPeter Dickinson's website


  5. Brad Brad says:

    A collection of short stories about creatures of the deep I didn't realize until just before writing this review however that the authors are husband and wife pretty cool Each contributes three stories and overall I think I liked Dickinson's better If I had to rate just the McKinley pieces I'd probably just give it two stars Sea Serpent and Kraken were my two favorite stories I liked it well enough that I'll probably read the next one in the series which has a theme of fireI thought it was interesting that none of the main characters except one came from a function family Sad but I guess it fits the fairy tale genre Mermaid Song Loved the ending but had a heartbreaking middle The Sea King's Son Enjoyed some of the elements of the story but a little gushier than I like Sea Serpent Perhaps my favorite story of the compilation Scary monsters adventure magic this one had it all Water Horse My favorite of McKinley's interesting ideas of the guardians and how their magic works Kraken Good story archetypal facing of the unknown It worked out in the end a little better than I would have expected but I was expecting Lovecraft and less Disney A Pool in the Desert This was just weird Sucky home life for the main character who has crazy parents enough that I can understand her desire to leave But I didn't really get why she formed such an attachment for where she was headed nothing particularly good there for her and the pacing in the last two pages was so much faster than earlier that it threw me off McKinley's total shift of momentum left me feeling slightly confused and unhappy about the ending She should have just cut out one or two paragraphs or fleshed them out to a few pages worthRating PG 13 for some mild sexuality


  6. Elfear Elfear says:

    I couldn't bear to give it any lower than 4 I think it deserves a 3List of storiesMermaid Song DickinsonThe Sea King's Son McKinleySea Serpent DickinsonWater Horse McKinleyKraken DickinsonA Pool in the Desert McKinleyAll the stories were pretty cool But the last one most of all I absolutely fell in love with A Pool in the Desert My favourite story in this collection by far The contrast was spectacular The writing was masterful McKinley jolted me out of a grey tedious sad everyday life to one of spice splendour and suspense ooh alliteration okay maybe not so much the suspense At any rate I thought the way she explored reality vs fantasy and how you can step out and into either to be fantastic Zasharan sounds really ahem cool I loved how it endedComing in second is Water Horse and Kraken which makes McKinley my preferred author for this book not that it really matters but I saw some other reviewers doing it so I felt that the magic in Water Horse wasn't well explained Yes i understand that this is a short story but I really don't get how it works It kind of messes with me I likeneed to know stuff like thatFor any fan of McKinleyDickinson or for any lover of fantasy or for any person looking for masterful short storiesOh and I realised afterward A Pool in the Desert was set in Damar which was the same for the Blue Sword I did read The Blue Sword but very long ago and I didn't really enjoy it


  7. Ruth Ruth says:

    Damar Damar Damar Damar Damar and a character named Ruth DamarSo yes this collection had a new Damar story which I loved but I thought the collection as a whole was kind of erratic but that is maybe partly due to the fact that I adore Robin McKinley and don't have the same reaction to Peter Dickinson The three McKinley stories in the collection were my favorite and I ended up skimming one of Dickinson's The Sea Serpent because I couldn't get into it McKinley simply paints images in my head that refuse to go away no matter how long it has been since I have read the story that sparked the paintingDefinitely worth reading if you love McKinley and if you want to give the others a try I think Mermaid Song is his strongest offering in the volume


  8. Sesana Sesana says:

    A collection of six stories themed around water written well but not exactly connecting with me The Sea King's Son was easily my favorite with its sweet earnest romance I feel very sure that I've read this before elsewhere but can't think of where It didn't matter I still liked reading it The rest of the stories just weren't for me But then I'm not a big fan of Robin McKinley so it's not really surprising


  9. Margaret Margaret says:

    Even when I admire Dickinson's stories I don't love them in the visceral way I love McKinley's so this collection is a little uneven for me Of Dickinson's contributions I like Kraken the most; of McKinley'smmm hard to say because I love all three but maybe A Pool in the Desert because it's partly set in Damar


  10. Dana Fraedrich Dana Fraedrich says:

    This was the first time I’ve ever really read a short story collection so it was a new and interesting experience for me Each story is uniue and from what I can tell takes place in an entirely different universe from the last Going through each story was a little bit of a roller coaster because one would leave me feeling really satisfied and the next I wasn’t so happy with but then I loved the one after that Whew I need to lie down And there’s a really cool but simple artistic thing done at the beginning of each tale that I thought was a neat detailThere was a lovely uick way of indicating to the reader which author—Robin McKinley or Peter Dickinson—had penned the story that followed in the form of the graphic at the start of each tale Overall the writing was beautiful Both writing styles are very similar I don’t know if that was intentional or not but it did add a nice flow to the book on the whole And I am absolutely in love with Robin McKinley’s writing She’s been my favorite author for a long time now Specifically I didn’t care for Sea Serpent I didn’t like the main god priest character very much and I liked the fact that he won in the end even less On the flip side of that I really liked The Sea King’s Son If you’re looking for a straight up fairytale love story that’s your ticket I appreciated that the protagonists’ relationship develops without physical contact for a long time and just focused on talking and sharing and getting to know one another first They’re both very different but they admire their differences and love one another for the people they are Seriously such a good love story As much as I liked The Sea King’s Son I absolutely adored The Water Horse If you liked Uprooted by Naomi Novik which is another fantastic book you should definitely read allow me to unabashedly pull you towards McKinley's The Water Horse and place it in your hands It's beautiful and sweet and there's a strong thread of self empowerment and community running through itI really enjoyed the experience of reading through this entire book though Each story is really different and they're all incredibly well done Now go read The Water Horse and Uprooted


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