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The Hero and the Crown

The Hero and the Crown

ISBN: 9780441013050

Title: The Hero and the Crown

Author: Robin McKinley

KDL Description:

NEWBERY TEEN MCKINLEY

Aerin, with the guidance of the wizard Luthe and the help of the blue sword, wins the birthright due her as the daughter of the Damarian king and a witchwoman of the mysterious, demon-haunted North.

Amazon Description:

From childhood, Aerin had been haunted by the story of her mother-a “witchwoman” who enspelled the king and then died in childbirth, leaving behind a newborn daughter and an heirless land. Left to her own devices, Aerin grew up wild, doing her best to live up to her reputation as the disappointment of the realm. But little did the young princess know the long-dormant powers of her mother would wield their own destiny, and leave Aerin with a duty to her scornful homeland that she couldn’t refuse.