Hero and the Crown, The

Hero and the Crown, The

Summary

For over a decade, Robin McKinley's richly woven saga has gripped the imagination of readers and caused critics to hail her as a master of fantasy. It is the story of Aerin, haunted since childhood by the legend of her mother-a "witchwoman" who enspelled the king and then died of disappointment after giving birth to a daughter, rather than the heroic son the kingdom needed. But little did the young princess know the long-dormant powers of her mother would wield their own destiny. For though she was a woman, Aerin was destined to be the true hero who would one day wield the power of the Blue Sword....

Author: McKinley, Robin

Language: English | Copyright: None


Vocabulary Words

The Lexile "PowerV" Word Selector identifies up to 10 challenging words in each book that are important for students to know. Read more about the PowerV Word Selector.

  • weals
  • whicker
  • docilely
  • impartially
  • astringent
  • obstinacy
  • apothecaries
  • joggled
  • bole
  • crucially

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