The Hero and the Crown (Newbery Award)

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The Hero and the Crown (Newbery Award)

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McKinley, Robin. NY: Greenwillow, (1985). 8vo. First edition. Cloth-backed boards. Dust jacket.

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A prequel to her 1983 Newbery Honor book, The Blue Sword, Robin McKinley's The Hero and the Crown won the Newbery Medal in 1985. In another of the author's fantasy novels featuring "girls who do things," Aerin is the daughter of the king of Damar and rightful heir to the throne, but her mother was a Northerner and thought to be a witch. Distrusted by her own people, Aerin searches for meaningful work and stumbles upon an ointment that renders her invincible to dragon fire. Badly wounded in a dragon encounter, she meets Luthe, a  powerful magician and the key to her mother's true identity. A Near Fine first edition in like dust jacket.