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The Blue Sword

The Blue Sword - Robin McKinley 3.5 stars. It is somewhat slow, there is a Chosen One and it's a bit predictable, a classic fantasy tale. Still the story flows beautifully and I liked it very much. The narration is in third person with occasional first person touches, and it adds a lot to the allure of the places described. The female lead reminded me a little of the one of [b:Mordant's Need|219220|Mordant's Need|Stephen R. Donaldson|https://d.gr-assets.com/books/1172802683s/219220.jpg|212254] and that was a good thing. I flew through this book.

"She is a true friend, but a friend with thoughts of her own, and the thoughts of others are dangerous.”