The Hero and the Crown

Robin McKinley
fantasy > high fantasy, young adult
The Hero and the Crown - Robin McKinley7.22

Winner of the 1985 Newbery Medal. Mythopoeic Fantasy Award nominee 1985.

AERIN COULD NOT REMEMBER A TIME WHEN SHE HAD NOT KNOWN THE STORY; SHE HAD GROWN UP KNOWING IT.

It was the story of her mother, the witchwoman who enspelled the king into marrying her, to get an heir that would rule Damar; and it was told that she turned her face to the wall and died of despair when she found she had borne a daughter instead of a son.

Aerin was that daughter.

But there was more of the story yet to be told; Aerin's destiny was greater than even she had dreamed – for she was to be the true hero who would wield the power of the Blue Sword...

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Release date: 1984
Genres: fantasyhigh fantasy, young adult
Average rating: 7.22/10
Total ratings: 9
Updated: January 16, 2017

Damar series :: Series

The Blue Sword8.62
The Hero and the Crown7.22