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The Hero and the Crown Paperback – October 2, 2000
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About the Author
Robin McKinley has won various awards and citations for her writing, including the Newbery Medal for The Hero and the Crown and a Newbery Honor for The Blue Sword. Her other books include Sunshine; the New York Times bestseller Spindle's End; two novel-length retellings of the fairy tale Beauty and the Beast, Beauty and Rose Daughter; and a retelling of the Robin Hood legend, The Outlaws of Sherwood. She lives with her husband, the English writer Peter Dickinson.
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The action scenes are well written but the romance is just dull to say the least. The most interesting character in the book turns out to be a horse. Towards the end of the book the author introduces beasts to aid the heroine but never explains why the came to her or why they stayed.
I gave it three stars but it is more like two and a half. Would make a good bedtime story for children as the writing style suits reading it out loud.
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