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ISBN13: 9780141309750
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Newbery Medal Honor Book, 1983

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For over twenty years, Patricia A. McKillip has captured the hearts and imaginations of thousands of readers. And although her renowned Riddle-Master trilogy--The Riddle-Master of Hed, Heir of Sea and Fire, and Harpist in the Wind--has been long out of print, it is considered her most enduring and beloved work. Now it is collected in one volume for the first time--the epic journeys of a young prince in a strange land, where wizards have long since vanished...but where magic is waiting to be reborn.


Living in the desert country of Damar, shared by the Homelanders and the secretive magical Hillfolk, orphaned Harry Crewe is kidnapped by Corlath, the Hillfolk king, who intends to train her in the arts of war until she is a match for any of his men.

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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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JaneEyre, January 12, 2010 (view all comments by JaneEyre)
I just returned to this book, many years after loving it as a kid and fearing perhaps it might not be as good as I remembered (as is so often the case). But it was even more wonderful than I'd remembered! A truly absorbing novel, with a strong heroine who feels real.
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titianlibrarian, August 8, 2008 (view all comments by titianlibrarian)
This is old-school teen fantasy book--it won the Newbery Honor in 1982. When I was growing up, this and McKinley's Hero and the Crown were touchstones of mine. Don't we all grow up wishing that we could wield swords and ride horses through the desert? Learn foreign languages and fall in love with handsome princes, all without relying on femininity and flirtation?

Even if you're not a fantasy fan, please consider this one--it's a unique take on the archetype of a hero. Like dark chocolate with chili and cinnamon--wonderful plain, but with the addition of a few uncommon twists, it transcends to the amazing.
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November, S.
November, S.
McKinley, Robin
McKillip, Patricia A.
New York
Science Fiction, Fantasy, & Magic
Children's 9-12 - Fiction - Fantasy
Action & Adventure
Fantasy & Magic
Children s-Science Fiction and Fantasy
Fantasy - General
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Paperback / softback
Newbery Honor Roll
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7.76x5.13x.79 in. .51 lbs.
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