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Deerskin [Robin Mckinley] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. “A fierce and beautiful story of rage and compassion, betrayal and loyalty. Editorial Reviews. From Library Journal. Heir to her late mother’s legendary beauty, Princess Deerskin – Kindle edition by Robin McKinley. Download it once and read it on your Kindle device, PC, phones or tablets. Use features like bookmarks, note. Deerskin by Robin McKinley – book cover, description, publication history.

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No one of us is so whole that [they] can see the future. I thought I was prepared for it. Deerskim asks Ossin to explain who the Moonwoman is, and Ossin tells her it was a legend of a beautiful princess who was raped and then abandoned the earth for the moon when her father was dismissive of her.

And I know deerskiin this is exactly how it would be, that it couldn’t really be anything else, but it was dull for me to read about a person who is simply pulled like a puppet on a string without any rhyme or reason throughout most of the book. Withoutabox Submit to Film Festivals. Wonderful, I tell you! Deerskin is a dark fantasy novel by Robin McKinleyfirst published in Like all of her other works that I encounter, plan to encounter, and will inevitably reencounter, this is a play on a fairy tale, and the whole weight of Disney as a branch of the white supremacist patriarchy cannot erase the origins of a degradation many a society attempts to smother the evidence of today.

Robin McKinley, Deerskin

Share your thoughts with other customers. And, it has a happy ending – one where Lissar is able to confront and defeat the monster of her past, and have a future of happiness and life. What I can say for certain is that this book portrays rape culture to a tee, and when it comes to the more subtle aspects of the build up, I sure hope the misguided accusations and violent burying of deersiin in the sand struck some readers in the gut, for there are too many ratings for there not to have been a pusher of the slogans of “she was asking for it” or “he couldn’t help himself” in its crowd.


There is a bit of repetition, but I honestly got into that. Only for McKinley completists. It’s the tale of your usual most-beautiful-princess – with a twist. Pages to import images to Wikidata.


There were a dewrskin other minor problems with the book, it was repetitive, and Derskin think it would be rather too charitable to assume McKinley did this tobin. Anyone not afraid of emotional agony. I’ve read ‘Sunshine’ by this author and liked it, but this was on a whole other level. This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. Unable to tell him of her past, Lissar again flees into the mountains, returning the following year ready to denounce her father, regain her black-red hair, and marry Ossin.

And as a survival tale of courage, this book excels. Throughout her childhood Lissar is told stories of the magical fairytale wooing of her mother, the most beautiful woman in the seven kingdoms, by her father, one of the seven suitors who had to go to the ends of the earth to win her.

Lissar’s dog Ash is the glue that holds her together through good times and bad.

McKinley’s version is darker, because of the detail of it. So, my problem with this tale is the ending. Deerskin is the story of Princess Lissar, who at first glance appears to live a charmed life. As she nears the city, she mckinkey about a wedding and assumes that it is Ossin’s.


The following review was originally posted on my book blog The Book Challengers.

And yet you get off on watching them being portrayed as monsters. East Dane Designer Men’s Fashion. The one that includes rape and incest in the text as important plot points and does not even imply them on the jacket copy as elements.

Deerskin: Robin McKinley

When Lissar turns seventeen, however, everything changes as her father’s feverish gaze seizes on Lissar’s blooming beauty and her resemblance to her mother. Here, Lissar makes a new life for herself – but she will be forced to confront her past once and for all, with a future of hope and happiness waiting for her.

It is beautifully written in a mcminley, fairy tale style, and the relationship between Lissra and her faithful companion, the dog Ash, is beautifully depicted. Lissar tries to hide herself in her chambers, locking herself in, but on the third night her father enters the room through a forgotten door, and violently rapes Lissar and almost kills Ash.

Inher first novel, Beautywas accepted by the first publisher she sent it to, and she began her writing career, at age Her only comfort is the fleethound puppy Ash, presented to her as a gift by the son of a neighbouring king. She grows up hearing the story of her mother’s courting, the mckinlet of her father and other such things that have instantly become legend in their lifetimes.

I’m all for the occasional use of complex sentences, and I think modern fiction tends to stray too far away from them, but daaaaaaamn.