The Blue Sword

Robin McKinley
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The Blue Sword


A romantic fantasy that took way too long to read - partly because it just wasn't interesting to my daughter. Should have plunged ahead without her much earlier.

Reminds me in a few ways of Narnia - completely alien world, special powers, characters as heroes, and one major confrontation/battle. Two great animal characters in her hunting cat and warhorse - well written and solid contributors to the storyline.

Wasn't thrilled with how quickly the main character became proficient and then excelled at almost everything. I understand author Robin McKinley has other books in this world that are more highly praised; I plan to check at least one of them out in the future.