The Hero and the Crown Author:Robin McKinley Winner of the Newbery Medal. — 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 marring 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... more » 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.....« less