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The Hero and the Crown Aerin could not remember a time when she had not known the story; she had grown up knowing itIt was the story of her mother the witchwoman who enspelled the king into marrying her to get an heir that would rule Damar; and it was told that she turned her face to the wall and died of despair when she found she had borne a daughter instead of a sonAerin was that daughterBut there was of the story yet to be told; Aerin's destiny was greater than even she had dreamed for she was to be the true hero who would wield the power of the Blue Sword


About the Author: Robin McKinley

Peter Dickinson also a writer and with whom she co wrote Water Tales of Elemental Spirits in 2001 and two lurchers crossbred sighthoundsOver the years she has worked as an editor and transcriber 1972 73 research assistant 1976 77 bookstore clerk 1978 teacher and counselor 1978 79 editorial assistant 1979 81 barn manager 1981 82 free lance editor 1982 85 and full time writer Other than writing and reading books she divides her time mainly between walking her hellhounds gardening cooking playing the piano homeopathy change ringing and keeping her blog



10 thoughts on “The Hero and the Crown

  1. says:

    First wave feminist novel The Hero and the Crown recognizes the intrinsic right for protagonist Aerin to have a say in the destiny of her country regardless of her gender Second wave feminist novel The Hero and the Crown illustrates how Aerin is the eual of any man in the patriarchal land of Damar indeed she is the eual of any man anywhere Third wave feminist novel


  2. says:

    When I was a kid I freuented two areas of the library the children's section and the adult fiction section The young adult shelves and the nonfiction shelves might as well have been made of glass for all I noticed themOne year when I was in my early teens the family was getting ready to go on the dreaded yearly camping trip Dreaded because it meant a week in the outdoo


  3. says:

    This one isn't rated for a reason I don't really know what to rate it overall and wish I could rate it in parts I suppose I could average it out and give it three stars but that doesn't seem to fitSo I'll rate it in my review which is very long and rambling The First Half I really liked it The characters were likeable or unlikeable if that's what they were meant to be a


  4. says:

    Like most of Robin McKinley’s work The Hero and the Crown is very hard to classify Its surface is high fantasy—cliché high fantasy even—but it’s written like psychologically driven realistic fiction Our setting is the rather desolate kingdom of Damar about which we know little except1 The heirs to the throne are called sola male or sol female It should really be t


  5. says:

    199 Kindle sale June 24 2020 All the stars The Hero and the Crown is one of those YA fantasies I have loved so deeply and for so long that I'm totally unable to view or rate it objectively So you'll have to put up with some fangirling here It won the Newbery Award in 1985Aerin is a king's daughter the heir and only child of the king of Damar But her mother who died in childb


  6. says:

    This is the third Robin McKinley book I've read and I've come to the conclusion that I just don't like her I feel like this makes me a bad person I mean nobody doesn't like Robin McKinley but although she writes beautifully about richly imagined worlds I never like her charactersThe Hero and the Crown was no exception Actually I loved the first half of this book with the story


  7. says:

    I read this when I was young and disgruntled reading two or three books a day to avoid talking to my classmates It was basically the perfect time to read this story which tells the tale of a young woman who is not understood by her people and is deeply unhappy about it And when I read this it was one of very few books that spoke to me in a voice I could actually empathize with A


  8. says:

    The Hero and the Crown is a sort of distant preuel to Robin McKinley's Newberry Honor winner The Blue Sword For some unknown to me reason this preuel received critical recognition specifically the book was a 1985 Newberry Medal winner IMO this novel is weakerAerin is the only daughter of the king of Damar The problem is she is also an offspring of a woman who was accused of being


  9. says:

    I got this book when it was first published in hardcoverAt the time 'The Blue Sword' to which this is a preuel was one of my most beloved books and I have to admit that at the time I didn't feel the 'The Hero and the Crown' uite measured up I liked it but just not uite as much It's not like I didn't read it several times thoughRe reading years later I understand why I felt the way I


  10. says:

    This is the first time I've read this book as an adult—mostly because I love love love The Blue Sword and this book kind of goes out of its way to undermine expectations set by that book for Damar's past I didn't remember much of this book—mostly just a vague sense of this not being my expected Damar really because my memory really sucks not because the book isn't memorable So I w


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