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ISBN13: 9780441328093
ISBN10: 0441328091
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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....

Synopsis:

The dazzling prequel to The Blue Sword follows the adventures of the Damarian king's daughter, Aerin, as she fights to claim both birthright and love. "Splendid high fantasy . . . superb, filled with tender moments, good characters, satisfying action, and sparkling dialogue".--School Library Journal. Newbery Medal Book, 1985; ALA Notable Book, 1984; ALA Best Book for Young Adults, 1985. Young Adults.

About the Author

Robin McKinley has won various awards and citations for her writing, including the Newbery Medal for The Hero and the Crown and a Newbery Honor for The Blue Sword. Her other books include Sunshine; the New York Times bestseller Spindle's End; two novel-length retellings of the fairy tale Beauty and the Beast, Beauty and Rose Daughter; and a retelling of the Robin Hood legend, The Outlaws of Sherwood. She lives with her husband, the English writer Peter Dickinson.

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WY, July 6, 2013 (view all comments by WY)
I loved this book the first time I read it, and just kept on reading it over and over. Aerin, a princess of the land of Damar, is socially outcast from her father's court with the exception of her father and her friend Tor. However, with sheer persistence, a magic sword, and a horse just as determined as she is, Aerin fights against the dragon and the evil magic threatening her country.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780441328093
Author:
McKinley, Robin
Publisher:
Ace Books
Author:
McKinley, Robin
Location:
New York :
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
Classics
Subject:
Science Fiction, Fantasy, & Magic
Subject:
Children's 12-Up - Literature - Classics
Subject:
Heroes
Subject:
Fantasy
Subject:
Fantasy - General
Subject:
Fantasy & Magic
Subject:
Childrens classics
Copyright:
Edition Number:
Ace ed.
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series Volume:
v. 2
Publication Date:
19870431
Binding:
MASS MARKET
Grade Level:
from 12
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
240
Dimensions:
6.87x4.20x.71 in. .25 lbs.
Age Level:
12-17

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"Synopsis" by , The dazzling prequel to The Blue Sword follows the adventures of the Damarian king's daughter, Aerin, as she fights to claim both birthright and love. "Splendid high fantasy . . . superb, filled with tender moments, good characters, satisfying action, and sparkling dialogue".--School Library Journal. Newbery Medal Book, 1985; ALA Notable Book, 1984; ALA Best Book for Young Adults, 1985. Young Adults.
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