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[ Read Online The Hero and the Crown (Damar, #2) Â literary-fiction PDF ] by Robin McKinley ↠´ Aerin Could Not Remember A Time When She Had Not Known The Story She Had Grown Up Knowing ItIt Was The Story Of Her Mother, The Witchwoman Who Enspelled The King Into Marrying Her, To Get An Heir That Would Rule Damar And It Was Told That She Turned Her Face To The Wall And Died Of Despair When She Found She Had Borne A Daughter Instead Of A SonAerin Was That DaughterBut There Was Of The Story Yet To Be Told Aerin S Destiny Was Greater Than Even She Had Dreamed For She Was To Be The True Hero Who Would Wield The Power Of The Blue Sword This is the third Robin McKinley book I ve read, and I ve come to the conclusion that I just don t like her I feel like this makes me a bad person I mean, nobody doesn t like Robin McKinley but although she writes beautifully about richly imagined worlds, I never like her characters.
The Hero and the Crown was no exception Actually I loved the first half of this book, with the story of the princess Aerin who has never felt like she fit in with the royal court She s determined to find her place, though, and despite having little inborn talent or natural brilliance, she buckles down and applies herself to learning swordplay, horseback riding and herb lore, eventually becoming a famous dragon killer, all with the support of her best friend Tor, the future king, who s secretly in love with This one isn t rated for a reason I don t really know what to rate it overall, and wish I could rate it in parts I suppose I could average it out and give it three stars, but that doesn t seem to fit.
So I ll rate it in my review, which is very long and rambling The First Half I really liked it The characters were likeable or unlikeable if that s what they were meant to be and everything flowed nicely I really liked the main character, Aerin She had spunk, for lack of a better way to describe her She was different from everyone else, and it bothered her, but she didn t let it mess up her life She took pride in herself She had a short temper that got her in some minor trouble, and that made herinteresting as far as princesses go.
She handled the incident with the magic plant can t remember the name of it well Drawing on her stubborn nature and desire to prove she wasthan peopl Like most of Robin McKinley s work, The Hero and the Crown is very hard to classify Its surface is high fantasy clich high fantasy, even but it s written like psychologically driven realistic fiction Our setting is the rather desolate kingdom of Damar, about which we know little except 1 The heirs to the throne are called sola male or sol female It should really be the other way around, or at least that would make it easier to follow for those of us who speak Latin.
2 The Damarians have occasionally suffered dragon infestation Dragons in this world are unreasoning beasts Forget about bonding with one and riding it.
3 They don t like witches in this land, or people from the North, and people from the North are often suspected of witchcraft without cause.
One susp The Hero and the Crown is a sort of distant prequel to Robin McKinley s Newberry Honor winner The Blue Sword For some unknown to me reason, this prequel receivedcritical recognition, specifically, the book was a 1985 Newberry Medal winner IMO, this novel is weaker.
Aerin is the only daughter of the king of Damar The problem is, she is also an offspring of a woman who was accused of being a witch and an enemy of the country Even , unlike all members of the royal family, Aerin possesses no special magic powers This, once again, brands her as an insignificant person unworthy of the status of the heir to the throne in the eyes of the Damarians Left to her own devices to prove her worth, Aerin dedicates her time to training herself to become a dragon slayer This occupation I read this when I was young and disgruntled, reading two or three books a day to avoid talking to my classmates It was basically the perfect time to read this story, which tells the tale of a young woman who is not understood by her people and is deeply unhappy about it And when I read this, it was one of very few books that spoke to me in a voice I could actually empathize with All the other fantasy I was reading featured boys tramping across pseudo English countryside before being crowned as kings and instead, here was an awkward, stubborn, hard working girl who wanted to be able to value herself and prove her worth Aerin grows up knowing that unlike her royal family, she s ugly, has no magic, and is distrusted by the people they rule She inherited her low born mother s looks but not her rud witching power the worst of both worlds I got this book when it was first published, in hardcover.
At the time, The Blue Sword to which this is a prequel was one of my most beloved books and, I have to admit, that at the time, I didn t feel the The Hero and the Crown quite measured up I liked it but just not quite as much It s not like I didn t read it several times, though Re reading, years later, I understand why I felt the way I did but I also kind of disagree with my youthful opinion This is a wonderful book It s a classic quest hero s journey tale, but it also incorporates some unusual elements very effectively.
In The Blue Sword, Aerin is a legend of history, a dragon slayer and wielder of a sword of magical powers In The Hero and the Crown we meet Aerin and di
Es el camino del h roe t pico, es la pelea con dragones y es la lucha con el maligno archienemigo, pero todo pare When I was a kid, I frequented two areas of the library the children s section and the adult fiction section The young adult shelves and the nonfiction shelves might as well have been made of glass for all I noticed them.
One year when I was in my early teens, the family was getting ready to go on the dreaded yearly camping trip Dreaded because it meant a week in the outdoors, with no books Well, almost no books Mom s rule was that we each could take two only twoso we spent hours dawdling at the library making our choices It was important to pick the perfect books, ones that could stand up to repeated readings, since we would almost certainly finish them for the first time on the ride up the canyon.
I looked all over the library for mine, or at least the part of the library I knew, and I loved this book as a kid and I love it still as an adult It s one of those books that s so much a part of my life that it s hard for me to believe that not everyone has read it Maur still creeps me out, Talat still makes me teary, and Aerin s surka rash as she climbs the tower remains the best thing ever.