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The Hero and the Crown by Robin McKinley
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The Hero and the Crown by Robin McKinley
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Jan 02, 2007 | ISBN 9780441013050

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  • Jan 02, 2007 | ISBN 9780441013050 | Middle Grade (10 and up)

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Praise

“Refreshing…[McKinley] writes a sonorous, deliberately repetitive prose that, in its somber rhythms, evokes the sounds of Middle Earth as well as of ancient bards. It sustains the otherworldly atmosphere she painstakingly creates through the judicious use of arcane and invented words, restrained descriptions, and interior monologues…[She has] created an utterly engrossing fantasy.” –The New York Times

“Confirms McKinley as an important writer of modern heroic fantasy, a genre whose giants include C.S. Lewis, J.R.R. Tolkein, Ursula K. Le Guin, and Lloyd Alexander.” –The Washington Post

“A work of considerable imaginative power.” –Philadelphia Inquirer

“I respect her writing and reread her constantly, finding new perception each time.” –Anne McCaffrey, bestselling author of The Dragonriders of Pern

“Extraordinarily fine fantasy…a spectacular read.” –The Raleigh (NC) News & Observer

“What Robin McKinley does to perfection in The Hero and the Crown is take some of the standard elements of fantasy and, with her uniquely personal vision, make them fresh and delightful again.” –The Christian Science Monitor

“McKinley has created an epic heroine in Aerin…a powerful fantasy.” –Fantasy Review

“Beautifully rendered…McKinley’s battle scenes are galvanizing and her romantic ones stirring.” –Booklist

“Robin McKinley’s Damar books are among the finest sword and sorcery being written today.” –Locus 

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