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The Blue Sword

by McKinley, Robin,

Format: Print Book 2000
Availability: Available at 3 Libraries 3 of 3 copies
Available (3)
Location Collection Call #
Northland Public Library Teen Paperbacks P/YA MCK
Location  Northland Public Library
Collection  Teen Paperbacks
Call Number  P/YA MCK
Springdale Free Public Library Young Adult Fiction YA McKi
Location  Springdale Free Public Library
Collection  Young Adult Fiction
Call Number  YA McKi
Whitehall Public Library Juvenile Fiction JF McKinley
Location  Whitehall Public Library
Collection  Juvenile Fiction
Call Number  JF McKinley
Read this modern classic of young adult fantasy from award-winning, New York Times bestselling author Robin McKinley

Harry Crewe is an orphan girl who comes to live in Damar, the desert country shared by the Homelanders and the secretive, magical Free Hillfolk. When Corlath, the Hillfolk King, sees her for the first time, he is shaken--for he can tell that she is something more than she appears to be. He will soon realize what Harry has never guessed: She is to become Harimad-sol, King's Rider, and carry the Blue Sword, Gonturan, which no woman has wielded since the legendary Lady Aerin, generations past.

* "This is a zesty, romantic heroic fantasy with an appealingly stalwart heroine, a finely realized mythical kingdom, and a grounding in reality that enhances the tale's verve as a fantasy."-- Booklist (starred review)

"McKinley knows her geography of fantasy, the nuances of the language, the atmosphere of magic . . . ."-- The Washington Post

A Newbery Honor Book
An ALA Notable Book
An ALA Best Book for Young Adults
Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "In this vibrant sword-and-sorcery tale, Harry Crew, kidnapped by the king of the mysterious Free Hillfolk, learns that she possesses untrained magic powers and is destined to follow in the footsteps of a legendary female warrior."
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Additional Information
Series Damar
Book 2 is a prequel to book 1
#1 - The Blue sword
#2 - The Hero and the crown
Subjects Fantasy.
Publisher New York :2000
Language English
Notes Prequel: The hero and the crown.
Awards Newbery Honor Book, 1983
Description 272 pages ; 22 cm
ISBN 051488005995
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