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The Hero and the Crown - David M. Johnston, Robin McKinley
The Hero and the Crown
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Robin McKinley's mesmerizing history of Damar is the stuff that legends are made of. The Hero and the Crown is a dazzling "prequel" to The Blue Sword.Aerin is the only child of the king of Damar, and should be his rightful heir. But she is also the daughter of a witchwoman of the North, who died... show more
Robin McKinley's mesmerizing history of Damar is the stuff that legends are made of. The Hero and the Crown is a dazzling "prequel" to The Blue Sword.Aerin is the only child of the king of Damar, and should be his rightful heir. But she is also the daughter of a witchwoman of the North, who died when she was born, and the Damarians cannot trust her.But Aerin's destiny is greater than her father's people know, for it leads her to battle with Maur, the Black Dragon, and into the wilder Damarian Hills, where she meets the wizard Luthe. It is he who at last tells her the truth about her mother, and he also gives over to her hand the Blue Sword, Gonturan. But such gifts as these bear a great price, a price Aerin only begins to realize when she faces the evil mage, Agsded, who has seized the Hero's Crown, greatest treasure and secret strength of Damar.
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Format: hardcover
ISBN: 9780688025939 (0688025935)
Publisher: Greenwillow Books
Pages no: 256
Edition language: English
Series: Damar (#2)
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Linda Hilton
Linda Hilton rated it
4.5 A slightly atypical fantasy quest
Disclosure: I obtained my copy of this book at a Friends of the Library sale; it's a library overstock discard. I do not know the author nor have I ever had any communication with her about this book or any other matter. I am an author. Trigger warning - animals: [spoiler] None of the named/mai...
Inkspot Fancy
Inkspot Fancy rated it
3.0 And I didn't even talk about the dragons
I think it confuses some people, how I use the term "fairy tale" as a descriptor. Of course, there's the actual fairy tales, but generally when I use the term I'm using it to refer to something like this book - the sort of story where things appear because they are needed, no explanation is needed f...
Malin
Malin rated it
4.0 #CBR6 Book 131: The Hero and the Crown by Robin McKinley
Disclaimer! This was granted to me by Open Road Integrated Media through NetGalley in return for a fair and unbiased review. Aerin is the lonely, ostracised daughter of the ruler of Damar. She has pale skin and fiery red hair amongst a people who are bronzed with dark hair. She cannot even remembe...
DunderSmark
DunderSmark rated it
1.0 The Hero and the Crown
It was ok. I liked the writing style but i thought a lot of stuff was weird. I thought her mentor had lived for a really long time but he falls in love with this eighteen year old, I thought that was really creepy. And i didn't really get how (I listened to the audiobook so I can't spell any of the ...
Kaethe
Kaethe rated it
4.5 The Hero and the Crown
There are things that McKinley does very well: the loner girl, her comfort with being out alone in nature, her interactions with critters (horses, cats, and dogs). This stuff is all brilliant. A girl who teaches herself how to fight dragons? That's a fabulous premise. Other aspects of the book I was...
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