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  • The Blue Sword

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    The Blue Sword is a 1982 fantasy novel by Robin McKinley about an female orphan named Harry who helps to defend the Damarian and its allies' kingdoms from the invading Northerners. After defying the orders of King Corlath, Harry defends a narrow pass that the king had overlooked. In the end, they win the battle and Corlath and Harry are wedded. The novel deals with themes of fate, love and loyalty, employing a fantastical style and setting.