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The Blue Sword

by McKinley, Robin.

Format: Print Book 2002
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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 fiction.
Publisher New York :Firebird,2002
Language English
Notes Prequel: The hero and the crown.
Awards Newbery Honor Book, 1983
Description 272 pages ; 20 cm
ISBN 9780141309750 (pbk.)
014130975X (pbk.)
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