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Water What Magical Beings Inhabit Earth S Waters Some Are Almost Familiar As Mer People Some As Strange As The Thing Glimpsed Only As A Golden Eye In A Pool At The Edge Of Damar S Great Desert Kalarsham, Where The Mad God Geljdreth Rules Or The Unknowable Immense Kraken, Dark Beyond The Darkness Of The Deepest Ocean, Who Will One Day Rise And Rule The World Robin McKinley And Peter Dickinson Names Well Known To Lovers Of Fantasy Have Given Us Six Stories Of The Fabulous Creatures Associated With The Element Of Water Each Story Is As Different From The Others As Are The Creatures Themselves, But All Are Vividly Imagined And Powerfully Told In The Way That Their Many Admirers Have Learnt To Expect From These Two Writers.


10 thoughts on “Water

  1. 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 quite good too, making up for the dullness of his Sea Serpent The last three stories were better than the first three.The final story, Pool in the Desert, is set tangentially in the world of McKinley s Damar novel...


  2. 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 read.Overall, 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 quite tradition note some content in this one, although it s not very explicit The Sea Serpent confused me, to be honest I never quite 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 jus...


  3. 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 fire.I 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...


  4. says:

    I couldn t bear to give it any lower than 4 I think it deserves a 3.List of stories Mermaid Song Dickinson The Sea King s Son McKinley Sea Serpent Dickinson Water Horse McKinley Kraken Dickinson A Pool in the Desert McKinley All 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 ended.Coming 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...


  5. says:

    Damar Damar Damar Damar Damar and a character named Ruth Damar So, 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 collecti...


  6. 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 ...


  7. 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 , bec...


  8. 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 unique 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 detail.There was a lovely, quick 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 ...


  9. says:

    Generally, the stories in this anthology were fine I just wasn t overwhelmed by any of them It s probably partially due to the evolution in my tastes, as there was a time I loved McKinley without question In recent years, I ve been judgemental with her books Pegasus nearly killed me to get through it.So, the stories in this anthology were fine I have never been a big fan of Dickinson, and the stories he wrote did nothing to turn me Of the stories in the book he wrote, the first was probably the one I liked most I found the others got into so much technical jargon about the subject matter that I was bored or confused Yes, I assume you did your research about boats, but I m quite happy to not share in that knowledge so can you edit out some of those yawn details and get to the story please The McKinley stories were be...


  10. says:

    This was an odd little book of short stories that are only barely connected by the theme of water.I didn t particularly like them Not because they weren t interesting and well written but because they were just too short I ve never been much of a short story fan, they usually leave me feeling as if something is missing I want If a story is interesting enough to grip me for 15 minutes then it s interesting enough to grip me for an entire novel If it is interesting and then ends after 15 minutes I just feel cheated There were a couple of stories that were interesting The first story was obviously an alternate reality of the Pilgrims, it was okay I enjoyed the Sea King s Son, it was fun and complete in and of itself, but most of the others that I enjoyed left me with this empty feeling of wanting I quite liked Water Horse I want to know about...


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