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The Hero and the Crown

by (Open Road Media Teen & Tween)

(885 reviews)

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An outcast princess must earn her birthright as a hero of the realm -- in this "utterly engrossing" Newbery Medal-winning fantasy (The New York Times).

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...
But modern dragons, while formidable opponents fully capable of killing a human being, are small and accounted vermin. There is no honor in killing dragons. The great dragons are a tale out of ancient history.

That is, until the day that the king is riding out at the head of an army. A weary man on an exhausted horse staggers into the courtyard where the king's troop is assembled: "The Black Dragon has come... Maur, who has not been seen for generations, the last of the great dragons, great as a mountain. Maur has awakened."

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  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
  • Lending: Disabled
  • Print Length: 244 Pages
  • File Size: 3,222 KB

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