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The Hero and the Crown - Robin McKinley
The Hero and the Crown
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For over a decade, Robin McKinley's richly woven saga has gripped the imagination of readers and caused critics to hail her as a master of fantasy. It is the story of Aerin, haunted since childhood by the legend of her mother-a "witchwoman" who enspelled the king and then died of disappointment... show more
For over a decade, Robin McKinley's richly woven saga has gripped the imagination of readers and caused critics to hail her as a master of fantasy. It is the story of Aerin, haunted since childhood by the legend of her mother-a "witchwoman" who enspelled the king and then died of disappointment after giving birth to a daughter, rather than the heroic son the kingdom needed. But little did the young princess know the long-dormant powers of her mother would wield their own destiny. For though she was a woman, Aerin was destined to be the true hero who would one day wield the power of the Blue Sword....
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Format: mass market paperback
ISBN: 9780441328093 (0441328091)
Publisher: Ace
Pages no: 240
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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