The Hero and the Crown
by Robin Mckinley
Greenwillow Books. 1984, 256 pgs. Young Adult Fantasy
Aerin is the princess in the land of Damar. She has always been awkward and clumsy and the nobility at court have never turned down an opportunity to undermine her. Due to the rumors about Aerin’s mother being a witch from the north there has been a lot of suspicions about her role in the royal family. Aerin goes through this phase of learning how to prove herself to her and her people. During the story Aerin really grows and it is beautiful to watch.
I loved this book it is now one of my favorites even though it took me well over a decade to bring myself to finish it. I started by reading the Blue Sword which is one of my favorites and this book compiles the history of the legend of Lady Aerin. This book was absolutely delightful and takes you on the emotional highs and lows as Aerin faces obstacles in her life.
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