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ISBN13: 9780441068807
ISBN10: 0441068804
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An exquisite fantasy adventure set in a desert country.
Recommended by Mary Z., Powells.com

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Harry Crewe is an orphan girl who comes to live in Damar, the desert country shared by the Homelanders and the secretive, magical Hillfolk. Her life is quiet and ordinary — until the night she is kidnapped by Corlath, the Hillfolk King, who takes her deep into the desert. She does not know the Hillfolk language; she does not know why she has been chosen. But Corlath does. Harry is to be trained in the arts of war until she is a match for any of his men. Does she have the courage to accept her true fate?

Review:

"McKinley's spare and eloquent prose is sheer delight...a compelling portrait of the vibrant, wryly humorous Harry." School Library Journal

Synopsis:

Harry Crewe is an orphan girl who comes to live in Damar, the desert country shared by the Homelanders and the secretive, magical Hillfolk. Her life is quiet and ordinary-until the night she is kidnapped by Corlath, the Hillfolk King, who takes her deep into the desert. She does not know the Hillfolk language; she does not know why she has been chosen. But Corlath does. Harry is to be trained in the arts of war until she is a match for any of his men. Does she have the courage to accept her true fate?

Synopsis:

Harry, bored with her sheltered life in the remote orange-growing colony of Daria, discovers magic in herself when she is kidnapped by a native king with mysterious powers.

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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glitterbubbles, August 6, 2012 (view all comments by glitterbubbles)
this is one of my favorite fantasy books, and one of my favorite YA books of all time. I love this story, it was a formative part of my youth and I have owned several copies through the years, because I reread it so much it fell apart. I thought I'd grown out of it, and donated it in my last move. Since then I've been craving it for years, and finally found an ebook version through Powell's so I can have this book in my life again whenever I need it! I hope you find that it fuels your imagination as it has mine!
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rosannerobertson, June 25, 2012 (view all comments by rosannerobertson)
Robin McKinley has a gift. She makes Harry feel so real as she goes through change after change. She really feels like she did live, did love, and did save Damar.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780441068807
Author:
McKinley, Robin
Publisher:
Ace Books
Location:
New York, N.Y.
Subject:
Science Fiction, Fantasy, & Magic
Subject:
Children's 12-Up - Fiction - Fantasy
Subject:
Fantasy
Subject:
Fantasy fiction
Subject:
Fantasy - General
Subject:
Fantasy & Magic
Subject:
Magic
Subject:
Kidnapping
Subject:
Children s-Science Fiction and Fantasy
Copyright:
Edition Number:
An Ace ed.
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series Volume:
no. 160
Publication Date:
19870331
Binding:
MASS MARKET
Grade Level:
from 12
Language:
English
Pages:
256
Dimensions:
6.96x4.32x.69 in. .27 lbs.
Age Level:
12-17

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Product details 256 pages Ace Books - English 9780441068807 Reviews:
"Staff Pick" by ,

An exquisite fantasy adventure set in a desert country.

"Review" by , "McKinley's spare and eloquent prose is sheer delight...a compelling portrait of the vibrant, wryly humorous Harry."
"Synopsis" by ,
Harry Crewe is an orphan girl who comes to live in Damar, the desert country shared by the Homelanders and the secretive, magical Hillfolk. Her life is quiet and ordinary-until the night she is kidnapped by Corlath, the Hillfolk King, who takes her deep into the desert. She does not know the Hillfolk language; she does not know why she has been chosen. But Corlath does. Harry is to be trained in the arts of war until she is a match for any of his men. Does she have the courage to accept her true fate?
"Synopsis" by , Harry, bored with her sheltered life in the remote orange-growing colony of Daria, discovers magic in herself when she is kidnapped by a native king with mysterious powers.
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