Thursday, October 1, 2015

Pegasus by: Robin McKiney

For thousands of years pegasi and humans have peacefully co-existed, communicating with each other, through pegasi shamans and human magicians. Each human is bound to his or her own pegasus on their twelfth birthday. On Princess Sylviianel, Sylvi for short, is bound, quite ceremoniously, to her own pegasus, Ebon. But for whatever reason, Sylvi and Ebon can talk to each other. This communication threatens to destroy the peace between their nations. Will their communication actually break apart their nations or are they strong enough to hold them together?

Pegasus started out as nice and interesting, and it ended not as well as it started. I decided to read it because it sounded like a good book. The beginning was all fine and dandy, nice plot twists, good characters, and building of bonds. Then came the middle of the book, it got better, the plot started thickening, Ebon and Sylvi started facing their own troubles, and that means that they are growing up. 

Finally come the ending, Ebon and Sylvi have been through so much only to get here and have a depressing ending with absolutely no hope for improvement? Really, Robin McKiney, that's how you keep your readers wanting to keep reading? What I'm trying to say is that the unhappy ending of the book was a huge turn-off for me and I felt cheated of my time. I had spent all that time to read this book only to encounter a hopeless ending. It was in fact such a turn-off that I'm not even going to bother with the sequel. I'm giving Pegasus 2 stars for the plot, which did keep me reading until the ending. But honestly speaking, it would have gotten 3 or even 4 stars if it had looked like there was hope for the characters. 

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