Ah what a glorious tale! Aerin is the daughter of the King of Damar, but she has a magical heritage from her mother, a witch woman. A self-reliant, brave, young woman, Aerin sets forth to find her rightful place and along the way receives the Blue Sword and a quest. This is the prequel to The Blue Sword. This book presents a fabulous female heroine and is the 1985 Newbery Medal winner.
Hero and the Crown