|Hero and the Crown, the (1984) [Novel]|
by Robin McKinley
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Aerin could not remember a time when she had not known the story; she had grown up knowing it.
It 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 son.
Aerin was that daughter.
But there was more 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...
Original title: The Hero and the Crown
Genre: Fiction→ Children & Young Adult→ Fantasy→ Fantasy Worlds
Fiction→ Fantasy→ Secondary Worlds