Books The Blue Sword by Robin McKinley Paperback, 248 pages, Ace Books, List Price: $5.99 | purchase close overlay Buy Featured Book TitleThe Blue SwordAuthorRobin McKinley Your purchase helps support NPR programming. How? Amazon Independent Booksellers Book Summary Harry Crewe's boring life in the remote orange-growing province of Daria is disrupted when she's kidnapped by a native king. She discovers power within herself and becomes the heroic Harimad-sol, King's Rider and heir to a magical sword. Genres: Science Fiction & Fantasy Fiction Also by Robin McKinley The Hero and the Crown Sunshine Deerskin Facebook Twitter Flipboard Email NPR stories about The Blue Sword Summer Books 2012 Your Favorites: 100 Best-Ever Teen Novels August 7, 2012 More than 75,000 of you voted for your favorite young-adult fiction. Now, after all the nominating, sorting and counting, the final results are in. Here are the 100 best teen novels, chosen by the NPR audience.