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The Blue Sword Paperback – December 4, 2007
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Well, it's what happens next that will make this a book you won't soon forget...and it's nothing even close to typical.
Almost by accident, Harry catches the eye of Corlath, King of the Hillfolk, who cannot seem to forget the woman. He returns for her and carries her off across the desert. Harry finds the culture strangely second nature and herself connecting with the King as no one else appears able to. Harry is surprised when the King begins having her trained as a warrior, and downright shocked when she becomes one of the best warriors in her new country's history. As war looms on the horizon and Harry finds herself falling in love with her King, she risks his wrath and her life on a daring mission she was forbidden to undertake. And all that is only a scratch on the surface of a truly engaging fantasy novel that kept me on the edge of my seat from start to finish.
In eighth grade, I shoved this book at every friend I knew, so they'd read it, too.
Freshman year, I donated my copy to a shelter that had lost their library, because I thought it needed to be shared.
Four years later, I can still pick up this book and become absolutely, shamelessly enthralled all over again. The story seems clichéd at first, but clichés don't catch and hold your attention for as many years as I have been able to enjoy The Blue Sword.
Harry Crewe may be an orphan discovering an ability she needs to help a country in trouble, but she's a delightfully unique character (proof in her desire to be called Harry, not her given name, Angharad) that manages to avoid each and every trite, over-used, repeated female lead character personality trait. She's determined without being obnoxious and overbearing, confident without being arrogant, and even when her confidence falters, she never once becomes the wimpy, whiny princess in need of being rescued. She has human feelings, doubt, fear, and anger...and overcomes each of them with maturity and strength. She's such a real character, but at the same time, is the ideal any girl wants to be in the place of, which is part of the reason why this book is so enjoyable.
Corlath and his kingdom of Damar are fascinating, and leave you rooting for both throughout the entire book. You'll fall in love with the desert and its delightful language, and come to admire the king who's trying to unite his formerly scattered country against a threat.Read more ›
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i love robin mckinley! a wonderful story teller. i might be for a younger crowd, but i have been reading this books many times over many years! Read morePublished 24 days ago by mp broken
Fantastic story - I've read it over and over! Once you've read this one, make sure that you read the prequel, "The Hero and the Crown"!Published 1 month ago by BookWyrm
This book has been a favorite for years. I've read it almost as many times as Pride and Prejudice, 20 plus. I always get something new from each read. Read morePublished 2 months ago by bubbe barbara
A classic in children's literature that is utterly readable and mesmerizing for adults as well.Published 5 months ago by Semaphore
Love this book! The Blue Sword is one of my favorite books written by one of my favorite authors. I think I was in junior high when I first read this book and I have reread it... Read morePublished 5 months ago by CJ
This is one my top ten favorite books. I love the story, the characters and the ambience. I've read it many times and it always gives me joy. Read morePublished 5 months ago by Elizabeth Martinsen
I have loved this story since I was in Jr High or so, and I just really wanted to own a copy. Still love it :DPublished 6 months ago by Jennifer
When I was in 6th grade, I had a book that I loved. I would check it out from the school library again and again. Read morePublished 6 months ago by J. L. Jeppson