Title: The Blue Sword
Author: Robin McKinley
Series: Prequel to The Hero and the Crown
Publisher: Firebird an imprint of Penguin Putnam Inc
Release Date: 1982
Book Summary: Harry Crewe is an orphan girl who comes to live in Damar, the desert country shared by the Homelanders and the secretive, magical Free Hillfolk. When Corlath, the Hillfolk King, sees her for the first time, he is shaken – for he can tell that she is something more than she appears to be. He will soon realize what Harry has never guessed: She is to become Harimad-sol, King’s Rider, and carry the Blue Sword, Gonturan, which no woman has wielded since the legendary Lady Aerin, generations past.
Content: I believe, if memory serves me right, that there was one curse word. One in 272 pages. Otherwise this book is extremely clean.
Source: Library book sale
This is one of my favorites by Robin McKinley! If you haven’t read it I highly recommend you try it along with the book The Hero and the Crown. ~Inspired Kathy