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The Hero and the Crown by Robin McKinley
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Jun 03, 2009

really liked it
bookshelves: 2009, adventure, fantasy, favorites

Aerin is an outsider in her home, even though she is the king's only child. The traditional royal "gift" of magic doesn't seem like it will ever come to her and many say her mother was a witch that tricked the king. She knows at a young age that her future does not lie in being a traditional lady in the court, so she sets out to make her own destiny and name as a dragon hunter. Aerin's travels lead her much farther from home than she expects and to a battle that helps her understand her heritage as well as the path ahead of her.

I read The Blue Sword before reading The Hero and the Crown, so it was kind of odd reading about Aerin as a young girl with all of the uncertainty after reading about her first as a legend. The characters were lovable and the story was good. I didn't want to put it down.

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