The Hero and the Crown by Robin McKinley

Jun 30th, 2015
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The Hero and the Crown by Robin McKinley In Robin McKinley’s Newbery Medal–winning novel, an outcast princess must earn her birthright as a hero of the realm Aerin is an outcast in her own father’s court, daughter of the foreign woman who, it was rumored, was a witch, and enchanted the king to marry her. She makes friends with her father’s lame, retired warhorse, Talat, and discovers an old, overlooked, and dangerously imprecise recipe for dragon-fire-proof ointment in a dusty corner of her father’s library. Two years, many canter circles to the left to strengthen Talat’s weak leg, and many burnt twigs (and a few fingers) secretly experimenting with the ointment recipe later, Aerin is present when someone comes from an outlying village to report a marauding dragon to the king. Aerin slips off alone to fetch her horse, her sword, and her fireproof ointment . . .

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The Hero and the CrownbyRobin McKinleyIn Robin McKinleys Newbery Medalwinning novel, an outcast princess must earn her birthright as a hero of the realmAerin is an outcast in her own fathers court, daughter of the foreign woman who, it was rumored, was a witch, and enchanted the ki

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