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The Hero and the Crown

The Hero and the Crown

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: 1984 | Age Range: 8 to 12


Vocabulary Words

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

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