The Hero and the Crown

By Robin McKinley
(Ace Books, Mass Market Paperbound, 9780441328093, 227pp.)

Publication Date: April 1987

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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 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....




About the Author
Robin McKinley has won various awards and citations for her writing, including the Newbery Medal for "The Hero and the Crown".
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