Robin McKinley Ebooks Available!

heroThanks to Open Road Media, ebooks of the following titles by Robin McKinley are available.

   The Hero and the Crown
   Rose Daughter
   The Outlaws of Sherwood
   The Door in the Hedge
   A Knot in the Grain

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Ebooks are available in the following formats:

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   Barnes & Noble Nook
   Google Play


A gorgeously-written fantasy about the friendship between a princess and her pegasus

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.

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Fire: Tales of Elemental Spirits
by Robin McKinley and Peter Dickinson

Putnam (October 29, 2009). Available from

Master storytellers Robin McKinley and Peter Dickinson, the team behind Water: Tales of Elemental Spirits collaborate again to create five captivating tales incorporating the element of fire.

In McKinley's "First Flight," a boy and his pet foogit unexpectedly take a dangerous ride on a dragon, and her "Hellhound" stars a mysterious dog as a key player in an eerie graveyard showdown. Dickinson introduces a young man who must defeat the creature threatening his clan in "Fireworm," a slave who saves his village with a fiery magic spell in "Salamander Man," and a girl whose new friend, the guardian of a mystical bird, is much older than he appears in "Phoenix."

With time periods ranging from prehistoric to present day, and settings as varied as a graveyard, a medieval marketplace and a dragon academy, these stories are sure to intrigue and delight the authors' longtime fans and newcomers alike.

Water: Tales of Elemental Spirits
by Robin McKinley and Peter Dickinson

Reissued with a new introduction.

Putnam (October 29, 2009). Available from

What magical beings inhabit earth's waters? Some are as almost-familiar as the 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.

Robin McKinley and Peter Dickinson have produced six stories of the fabulous creatures associated with the element of water.

"Mesmerizing . . . Very hard to put down." Booklist, starred review

"Enchanting tales . . . suspenseful, chilling, and wonderfully supernatural." Publishers Weekly, starred review

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Chalice by Robin McKinley

Putnam (September 18, 2008). Available from Amazon US

"A lavish and lasting treat." Starred review in Publishers Weekly

As the newly appointed Chalice, Mirasol is the most important member of the Master’s Circle. It is her duty to bind the Circle, the land and its people together with their new Master. But the new Master of Willowlands is a Priest of Fire, only drawn back into the human world by the sudden death of his brother. No one knows if it is even possible for him to live amongst his people. Mirasol wants the Master to have his chance, but her only training is as a beekeeper. How can she help settle their demesne during these troubled times and bind it to a Priest of Fire, the touch of whose hand can burn human flesh to the bone?

Robin McKinley weaves a captivating tale that reveals the healing power of duty and honor, love and honey.

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Sunshine Reloaded

Sunshine originally appeared in 2003. Reissued by Berkley Trade (October 7, 2008) and Transworld/Bantam UK (August 14, 2008). Available from Amazon US

Rae, nicknamed Sunshine by her stepfather, is the baker at her family’s coffeehouse. She’s happy getting up at 4 am to make cinnamon rolls for the breakfast rush, and dealing with people and food all day. But one evening she needed somewhere she could be alone for a little while, and there hadn’t been any trouble out at the lake for years.
    She never thought of vampires.
    Until they found her.

"Sunshine is a gripping, funny, page-turning, pretty much perfect work of magical literature that exists more or less at the unlikely crossroads of Chocolat, Interview with the Vampire, Misery, and the tale of Beauty and the Beast." Neil Gaiman

"McKinley knows very well—and makes her readers believe—that ‘the insides of our own minds are the scariest things there are.’" Publishers Weekly, starred review

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Dragonhaven by Robin McKinley

Ace paperback (September 30, 2008). Available from Amazon US .

Dragons are extinct in the wild, but the Makepeace Institute of Integrated Dragon Studies in Smokehill National Park is home to about two hundred of the world’s remaining Draco australiensis. Humans have never seen a baby dragon . . . until Jake discovers a dying dragon that has just given birth, and one of the dragonlets is still alive.

"A sharply incisive, wildly intelligent dragon fantasy. . . . Penetratingly insightful . . . Quietly magnificent." Kirkus, starred review

"McKinley renders her imagined universe so potently that readers will wish they could book their next vacation in Smokehill." Publishers Weekly, starred review

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Tales of Elemental Spirits


"Mesmerizing . . . Very hard to put down." Booklist, starred review


"A lavish and lasting treat."
Publishers Weekly

Sunshine Reloaded

"Pretty much perfect."
Neil Gaiman


"...a truly wonderful read."