39. The Blue Sword
by Robin Mckinley
Love Robin McKinley! This was a beautiful book. The characters and setting come alive and carried me into their world. The heroine is wistful and strong, Harry (short for something, which I can't remember). Her counterpart is the equally intriguing Corianth, whose unwieldy power must find it's balance to save his people. Adventure, fantastic setting, and a little romance, combine to create a great read!