1 title per month from Audible’s entire catalog of best sellers, and new releases.
Access a growing selection of included Audible Originals, audiobooks and podcasts.
You will get an email reminder before your trial ends.
Your Premium Plus plan is $14.95 a month after 30 day trial. Cancel anytime.
Buy for $31.49

Buy for $31.49

Pay using card ending in
By confirming your purchase, you agree to Audible's Conditions of Use and Amazon's Privacy Notice. Taxes where applicable.

Publisher's Summary

Because she was a princess, she had a Pegasus....  

Princess Sylviianel has always known that on her 12th birthday she too would be bound to her own Pegasus. All members of the royal family have been thus bound since the Alliance was made almost a thousand years ago; the binding system was created to strengthen the Alliance, because humans and pegasi can only communicate formally, through specially trained Speaker magicians. Sylvi is accustomed to seeing pegasi every day at the palace, but she still finds the idea of her binding very daunting. The official phrase is that your pegasus is your “Excellent Friend”. But how can you be friends with someone you can’t talk to?  

But everything is different for Sylvi and Ebon from the moment they meet at her binding - when they discover they can talk to each other. They form so close a bond that it becomes a threat to the status quo - and possibly to the future safety of their two nations. For some of the magicians believe there is a reason humans and pegasi should not fully understand each other....

©2010 Robin McKinley (P)2021 Recorded Books

What listeners say about Pegasus

Average Customer Ratings
Overall
  • 4.5 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars
    14
  • 4 Stars
    4
  • 3 Stars
    1
  • 2 Stars
    1
  • 1 Stars
    0
Performance
  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars
    16
  • 4 Stars
    3
  • 3 Stars
    1
  • 2 Stars
    0
  • 1 Stars
    0
Story
  • 4.5 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars
    13
  • 4 Stars
    5
  • 3 Stars
    1
  • 2 Stars
    1
  • 1 Stars
    0

Reviews - Please select the tabs below to change the source of reviews.

Sort by:
Filter by:
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

Cliff Hanger

The book is amazing. If you expect a sequel, frankly 11 years later don't. If you want a great narrator and good book with cliff hanger ending....well then it's a great listen. The narrator is amazing! Totally loved her reading. Amazing. But, the story starts, but the ending is left to your imagination. I doubt the sequels will ever happen.

3 people found this helpful

  • Overall
    3 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    3 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    3 out of 5 stars

This story trots; could have flown

A cross-species love story; it used to be horse stories, but now with wings and the addition of gender awareness and the process of building social acceptance. Other than a social visit to Pegasus land, the most exciting thing seems to be that sneaking out at night to meet your guy for “risky” behavior is good for 12 year olds.

Volume variation forced constant adjustments. Male voices are annoying.

The story highlights the blindness of arbitrary cultural patterns. It also underscores why medieval settings are so popular in YA novels (the young protagonists can skip junior high school before assuming leading roles in society).

1 person found this helpful

Sort by:
Filter by:
  • Overall
    3 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for stephanie
  • stephanie
  • 07-19-21

lower overall score due to cliffhanger

let me preface this, by saying that I loved this book when I read it in 2010, and I still do. the narration just made it better.
my only issue is that this is a book that was set up to be a series however there is no sequel published. the next book was supposed to be published with the title Ebon (apparently as of 2018 it was still in the works) but we have yet to be graced with the 2nd book and I fear we may never be as robin mckinley's blog hasn't been updated since 2018...

1 person found this helpful