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  1. says:

    Feb 2018 reread for the umpteenth time with my real life book club One of my all time favorite comfort readsIf you're wonde

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    This book proves once that standards for YA fiction have gone significantly down over the last 10 years You just rarely come by this kind of w

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    “There never was a choice I ride the only way open to me and yet often and again it seems to me I am dangerously unfit for it” A penniless orphan of average beauty it starts like a bad romance no? WAIT FOR IT called Harry I DARE you not to think about Prince Harry’s bearded face now is forced to leave her h

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    Added at the bottom the perfect song for this book Seriously if it's ever made into a movie this song should be in the trailerThe description on this book's GR page is not my favorite synopsis I think my little well loved paperback says it better This is the story of Corlath golden eyed king of the Free Hillfolk son of the sons of

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    There are many out there who think The Hero and the Crown the better book but I read The Blue Sword first and Harry is my one true love That's part of it I always liked the romance line better in The Blue Sword And there's something

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    I've read this book so many times over the year that this time I went out and bought a new copy because my cover is in tatters But I reread it again and loved it again unsurprisingly McKinley still amazes me with how fully realized Damar is as

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    a pleasure to readwonderful heroine reminded me a bit of Brienne from ASOIF although uite a different character overall I loved her nonchalant displays of bravery and independence her easy acceptance of her own dif

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    This is my first Robin McKinley book though I do have a couple others in my possession that need to be read I wasn't really thrilled with this one though Up until about 50% I was liking it uite a bit though I couldn't tell

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    Re read for book clubI got this book when I was eleven I believe and that was the perfect age I have read this book so many times that picking it up again after many years was like hearing an old favorite song come onto the radio each phrase resonating clearly in memory bringing with it emotional associationsSo I can't claim to be wholly objective about the book I can say that if I has read it for the first time now it would not

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    Robin McKinley's The Blue Sword blue me away What can I do for swords? I don't know how to handle the feeling in a review I'm in it to the hilt It's sheathed in my memory No I got nothing Blue words Stop it MarReading that someone likes worl

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Re read for book clubI got this book when I was eleven I believe and that was the perfect age I have read this book so many times that picking it up again after many years was like hearing an old favorite song come onto the radio each phrase resonating clearly in memory bringing with it emotional associationsSo I can t claim to be wholly objective about the book I can say that if I has read it for the first time now it would not have been as meaningful to me Interestingly I re read the seuel to this book The Hero and the Crown not so long ago When the seuel came out I was mildly disappointed by it but as an adult I actually think that it holds up better over timePart of this may be that while The Blue Sword is in many ways purely a romantic fantasy it is also inspired by historical fact When I first read the book I did know about British Colonialism thanks The Secret Garden but I knew nothing about the Anglo Afghan conflict which the events here are based on It s jarring to reconcile the essentially uplifting story here with the bloody nasty reality Don t get me wrong the book in no way endorses colonialism The problems and ethical issues are all acknowledged here but they re presented subtly sometimes between the lines Our main POV character is Harry a young woman who s been brought up in a certain type of society and although she is an admirable person her perspective on things is realistically limited by her experiences and what she perceives as normal I actually think that the presentation of the political issues is just about perfectly handled for an audience of preteens and young teensThe main focus of the story is not political but is on Harry as a character In many ways Harry is a Mary Sue a term that has been thrown around a lot over the past few years as a term of denigration I am pretty much opposed to that concept No books with Mary Sue characters might not be delving into the sordid depths of the human character or aiming for a Booker Prize but I think that they are a valid and important type of literature Sometimes we need wish fulfillment Having a wonderful character to project yourself into can be incredibly valuableHarry has always felt like an outsider in her stuffy faux British society which sees her as wild and headstrong Orphaned the responsibility for her lies on her brother a soldier He s relieved to have an aristocratic couple posted overseas in the diplomatic service agree to take her in Harry is keenly aware of her position as a charity case but uickly finds herself falling in love with the new country she s been brought to It resonates with her on a deep level and finally she feels that she might be somewhere that she belongsHowever her life is upended once again when the king of the hilltribes Corlath comes to the house where she is living on a diplomatic mission The mission might be a failure but Corlath s kelar his hereditary magic recognizes Harry at first sight and insists that he take her as a hostageEvents unravel from there and we see Harry progress from being a child subject to the wills of others to a person strong enough to do what she believes needs to be done even directly in defiance of others wills And of course to become a legendary hero and to save the dayThe writing is wonderful I love McKinley s mix of down to earth practical details and elevated fantastic passages Another notable aspect is the depictions of animals both cats and horses feature prominently in the book and are shown with a genuine love and affection The book also has a well balanced mix of action and romance It s a wholly chaste romance but emotionally intense and again it s just perfect for a pre teen If you know someone in that age group don t let them grow up without reading this Reviving the Broken Marionette clubI got this book when I was eleven I believe and that was the perfect age I have read this book so many times that picking it up again after many years was like hearing an old favorite song Service Book ... of the Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese of North America come onto the radio each phrase resonating A Curse So Dark and Lonely (Cursebreakers, clearly in memory bringing with it emotional associationsSo I Look Again can t Alle vi børn i Bulderby. 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Summary The Blue Sword

The Blue Sword

From the New York Times bestselling author of Sunshine and The Outlaws of Sherwood now in trade paperbac. This book proves once that standards for YA fiction have gone significantly down over the last 10 years You just rarely come by this kind of writing any The Blue Sword is an age old story of a young woman who after years feeling not belonging invisible and insignificant finds her strength after being kidnapped by a mysterious Hill king who possesses magic powers Gradually she discovers an ancient magic inside herself comes to terms with her abilities acuires friends and love and a place where she truly belongs as unexpected and unfamiliar as this place is to herYes the story is familiar but the sign of a real writing talent is to make it special and unforgettable McKinley certainly succeeds in it Her writing is flawless and sophisticated the imagery of mysterious land of Damar is vivid the horse riding the nomadic life style the castle in the Hills I get shivers just remembering the tangibility of the descriptions and the characters even non human characters horses hunting cats are oh so well drawn I mean a SWORD in this book actually has personality than famed Bella SwanI just don t understand why this book is not better known these days or known as a hidden gem A vocabulary is too sophisticated or not enough making out in it It makes me sad that books like this are so obscure and all kinds of trash sells millions of copiesIf I have to point any flaws in the book I d say I wish the writing had a little intensity to it or I would have loved to see passion in Harry to see her unleash the power of her kelar onto a man she loves But this is a crazy fantasy of mine there is no real reason to spoil a perfectly good story This is certainly not my last Robin McKinley book Sponsor. Tom 1 (Sponsor, come by this kind of writing any The Blue Sword is an age old story of a young woman who after years feeling not belonging invisible and insignificant finds her strength after being kidnapped by a mysterious Hill king who possesses magic powers Gradually she discovers an ancient magic inside herself Dragons Bride (The Dragon and the Scholar comes to terms with her abilities acuires friends and love and a place where she truly belongs as unexpected and unfamiliar as this place is to herYes the story is familiar but the sign of a real writing talent is to make it special and unforgettable McKinley Absolute Banking English certainly succeeds in it Her writing is flawless and sophisticated the imagery of mysterious land of Damar is vivid the horse riding the nomadic life style the Jewish Life characters horses hunting Sex Toys 101 cats are oh so well drawn I mean a SWORD in this book actually has personality than famed Bella SwanI just don t understand why this book is not better known these days or known as a hidden gem A vocabulary is too sophisticated or not enough making out in it It makes me sad that books like this are so obscure and all kinds of trash sells millions of The Joy in Business copiesIf I have to point any flaws in the book I d say I wish the writing had a little intensity to it or I would have loved to see passion in Harry to see her unleash the power of her kelar onto a man she loves But this is a Stuffed crazy fantasy of mine there is no real reason to spoil a perfectly good story This is Cotas Claim certainly not my last Robin McKinley book

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K This is the story of Harry Crewe the Homelander orphan girl who became Harimad sol King's Rider and he. There are many out there who think The Hero and the Crown the better book but I read The Blue Sword first and Harry is my one true love That s part of it I always liked the romance line better in The Blue Sword And there s something remarkable in that because for most of this book the two are separated Yet I believe in their match unuestionably Alanna was my first girl with a sword and magic Harry was the first one I felt was like me