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The Blue Sword
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August 1, 2012
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August 31, 2012

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Andrea
Apr 13, 2009 Andrea rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: fantasy fans, adventure fans
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Leslie
Oct 12, 2013 Leslie rated it really liked it
Why had I not read this book? Seriously, how did I miss it when I was on my 'girl power books' kick?
Angie Taylor
Feb 13, 2008 Angie Taylor rated it it was amazing
I've never been one to prescribe to the idea that reading a book more than once is a bad thing. Once again, I loved this story. It's definitely not a fast paced book. But that's part of the beauty in robin McKinley's writing. Her stories are patiently, and beautifully told. I love the mingling between fantasy and reality. It makes the magical elements more believable. I'm happy to have been able to read this adventure again.
Lindsey
Dec 14, 2008 Lindsey rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: Young adults, Elena Ahn
Shelves: young-adult
McKinley is brilliant and I cannot praise her highly enough.

I love this story; I love this world she has created. And most of all, I love how McKinley crafts a story - her pacing, her wording, her dialogue.

This story manages to have a very different tone from it's partner The Hero and the Crown, and yet it is recognizably the same world.
elissa
Sep 20, 2007 elissa rated it it was amazing
A classic fantasy romance for teens and tweens, by one of my favorite authors. Loosely connected to THE HERO AND THE CROWN, which I like slightly better, but this is excellent, too.
Jonathan
Aug 29, 2007 Jonathan rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Kidnapping by desert tribesmen isn't all bad.
Samantha
Nov 15, 2016 Samantha rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Lisa
Sep 11, 2010 Lisa marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
Chaitali Shah
May 15, 2010 Chaitali Shah rated it it was amazing
Penny
Mar 23, 2010 Penny marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
Eve
Feb 13, 2010 Eve rated it it was amazing
Julia
Jan 10, 2010 Julia marked it as abandoned
Shelves: scifi-fantasy
Jennifer de Ridder
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Jennifer
Jul 01, 2009 Jennifer is currently reading it
Madeline
Jan 09, 2009 Madeline rated it it was amazing
Shelves: fantasy
Kami
Jun 04, 2011 Kami marked it as to-read
Melissa
Dec 05, 2008 Melissa rated it really liked it
Mare S
Oct 30, 2008 Mare S marked it as to-read
Roshini
Jul 07, 2008 Roshini marked it as to-read
Amy
Jun 07, 2008 Amy marked it as books-i-own-to-read  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: childrens
Jill
Jan 10, 2012 Jill marked it as to-read
Luann
Dec 29, 2007 Luann rated it really liked it
Adriana
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Kristen
Nov 29, 2007 Kristen marked it as to-read
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Celeste
Aug 15, 2012 Celeste rated it really liked it
Shelves: fantasy
Kristi
Oct 04, 2013 Kristi rated it really liked it
Shelves: ya, fantasy, owned-books
Tiana
Aug 03, 2007 Tiana rated it really liked it
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