[DWJ] McKinley and racism (WAS recommendations)

jodel at aol.com jodel at aol.com
Tue Jul 30 21:58:04 EDT 2013

Regarding 'Chalice'; the Master's burnt black appearance (and didn't he also have flame colored eyes?) was clearly not natural -- nor was he any longer even human -- so at the end he is merely restored to his former humanity.
Which, considering that this is McKinley's third retelling of Beauty and the Beast (Beauty and the Bees?), is no more than anyone reading the story and recognizing the source (which really doesn't take that long) will expect. 
Well. Mostly. There for a while we had a trend going of retellings of Beauty and the Beast where the happy ending left the Beast a beast. McKinley did one of those as well.

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