The Hero and the Crown
From childhood, Aerin had been haunted by the story of her mother - a "witchwoman" who enspelled the king and then died in childbirth, leaving behind a newborn daughter and an heirless land. Left to her own devices, Aerin grew up wild, doing her best to live up to her reputation as the... show more
From childhood, Aerin had been haunted by the story of her mother - a "witchwoman" who enspelled the king and then died in childbirth, leaving behind a newborn daughter and an heirless land. Left to her own devices, Aerin grew up wild, doing her best to live up to her reputation as the disappointment of the realm. But little did the young princess know the long-dormant powers of her mother would wield their own destiny, and leave Aerin with a duty to her scornful homeland that she couldn't refuse.
Publish date: January 2007
Pages no: 292
Edition language: English
Series: Damar (#2)
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...
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