The Hero and the Crown
Although she is the daughter of Damar's king, aerin has never been accepted as full royalty. Both in and out of the royal court, people whisper the story of her mother, the witchwoman, who was said to have enspelled the king into marrying her to get an heir to rule Damar-then died of despair when she found she had borne a daughter instead of a son. But none of them, not even aerin herself, can predict her future-for she is to be the true hero who will wield the power of the Blue Sword...
I’ve loved this book for decades. The story is great, and the author paints incredible pictures with her vivid descriptions. I was excited to find it on audio, but I found that I didn’t enjoy the narrator. She voices the character as a timid child throughout the entire book rather than showing her progression through the story. She honestly sounds like Cindy Lou Who in the Grinch cartoon. It was mildly frustrating but it can’t take away from this great story.