The Blue Sword

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Product Details
Price
$23.00
Publisher
Berkley / Nal
Publish Date
Pages
320
Dimensions
5.28 X 8.0 X 0.87 inches | 0.59 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9780441012008

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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.

Reviews
"A new language, a new landscape, and a new people--all unforgettable." -Horn Book

"Any book that, at one point or another, reminded me of The Sheikh, Gunga Din, Islandia, and, The Lord of the Rings, can't be anything but a true original." -Asimov's Science Fiction

"McKinley knows her geography of fantasy, the nuances of the language, the atmosphere of magic..." -The Washington Post

"This is a zesty, romantic heroic fantasy with an appealing stalwart heroine, a finely realized mythical kingdom, and a grounding in reality that enhances the tale's verve as a fantasy." -Booklist

"McKinley has reworked many familiar mythological motifs into a tale that is completely fresh; her spare and eloquent prose is sheer delight. The novel succeeds not only as fantasy/adventure, but also as a compelling portrait of the vibrant, wryly humorous Harry." -School Library Journal

"It is a fresh and interesting setting for a novel of high fantasy. Like the desert air, the tone is open and bright and brilliant." -Marilyn H. Karrenbrock