|Date(s):||1982, 1984, short stories 1982–2004|
|Country of Origin:||United States|
|External Links:||The Blue Sword and The Hero and the Crown at Wikipedia|
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The Damar Series is a fantasy series by Robin McKinley, consisting primarily of The Blue Sword (1982) and its prequel The Hero and the Crown (1984), plus four short stories published in collections from 1982 to 2004.
The fandom for the series is small, in large part because of McKinley's vocal opposition to fanfiction, which led FanFiction.net and other archives to ban stories based on her works. As of February 2023, there are 53 fanworks for the Damar Series at Archive of Our Own.
- Winter Words by squeequeg, Harry/Corlath post-The Blue Sword, written for Yuletide 2007. Recced as "a beautiful, lyrical story... with spot-on characterization" and as having "lush, rich world building".
- Springtime in Ihistan by abluestocking, written for Yuletide 2011. Recced as "a thoughtful and appropriately bitter-sweet look at Harry's great-grandmother," who was mentioned briefly as being from Damar in The Blue Sword.
- looking for something i've been afraid to find by Lir_Soracia, The Avengers (Clint/Phil) fusion with The Blue Sword. (2012)
- The Weight of Her Own Legend by inthebackoftheimpala (UnsungFury), written for Yuletide 2018. Told from the POV of Gonturan, the Blue Sword. Podfic by exmanhater for Awesome Ladies Podfic Anthology IX (2019).
- 'The Blue Sword' Cover by AinuLaire (2005)
- Corlath WIP / WIP: Desert King by kayshasiemens (2008–2010)
- Lady Aerin of the Blue Sword by CapnFlynn (2011)
- Aerin Dragon-Killer by elissastillstands (2017)
- interpretation of the final battle scene and of Harry and Corlath by venandum (2018)
- aerin fire-hair, queen of damar, first of her name, slayer of dragons, done with your shit by damarcore (2020)
- Aerin-sol by iesnoth (2021)
- Damar Series - Robin McKinley at Archive of Our Own
- Damar Commentary Page and Timeline
- damar series tag at Tumblr