The Hero and the Crown (Prebound)
This story is excellent.
A stunning adventure with an incredible female protagonist, a stubborn but lovable horse, and dangerous dragons both small and large (sometimes large enough to fill a whole valley)!
McKinley’s exceptional writing transports us to Damar, a threatened kingdom in a world of magic and wonder. Words can hardly express the magnitude of my enjoyment and appreciation.— Casey
For over a decade, Robin McKinley's richly woven saga has gripped the imagination of readers and caused critics to hail her as a master of fantasy. It is the story of Aerin, haunted since childhood by the legend of her mother-a witchwoman who enspelled the king and then died of disappointment after giving birth to a daughter, rather than the heroic son the kingdom needed. But little did the young princess know the long-dormant powers of her mother would wield their own destiny. For though she was a woman, Aerin was destined to be the true hero who would one day wield the power of the Blue Sword....