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!
An exquisite fantasy adventure set in a desert country.
by Mary Z.
by School Library Journal,
"McKinley's spare and eloquent prose is sheer delight...a compelling portrait of the vibrant, wryly humorous Harry."
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?
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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