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 witchwomen 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 ha... more »d 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 then even she had dreamed-for she was to be the true hero who would wield the power of the Blue Sword...« less