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She-Ra and the Princesses of Power: Origin of a Hero is a children's book set in the She-Ra universe belonging to a collection written by Tracey West and published by Scholastic, Inc.


She-ra Origin of a Hero expands upon the plot from the first two episodes[1] of She-Ra and the Princesses of Power. It tells more stories of Adora and Catra's life in the Horde that is not discussed in the show. It also defines some canon and is followed by She-Ra and the Princesses of Power: Island of Magical Creatures.

Origin of a Hero is now available for sale through online booksellers and at bookstores.


She doesn't need a hero, she is a hero. On a planet called Etheria, two forces battle for control. The Horde, with its skillfully trained soldiers and advanced technology, has one goal: to conquer all of Etheria in the name of Hordak. The other force, the Rebellion, is made up of princesses and has been fighting to maintain harmony and freedom for all of Etheria's people.

Hidden among them all is a hero to be. Her destiny was written by the First Ones a thousand years ago. Now she is about to rise again.

Discover the origin of a hero in this first chapter book in the series! This book expands on the plotlines of the first two episodes, giving readers a deeper glimpse into their favorite hero's backstory. With illustrations in each chapter, these books are packed full of friendship, humor, and heart!


Table of contents
Chapter title Pages
Chapter 1: Adora and Catra 5–14
Chapter 2: Princess Glimmer Breaks the Rules 15–26
Chapter 3: Snake! 27–34
Chapter 4: Commander's Pet 35–40
Chapter 5: Evaluation Day 41–48
Chapter 6: A Bittersweet Reward 49–54
Chapter 7: Back in Bright Moon 55–58
Chapter 8: Into the Whispering Woods 59–68
Chapter 9: Bow's Plan 69–74
Chapter 10: Adora's Vision 75–84
Chapter 11: Light Hope's Challenge 85–94
Chapter 12: For the Honor of Grayskull! 95–100
Chapter 13: The First Ones 101–112
Chapter 14: Adora's Choice 113–121


Raised by the Horde, Adora believed she was doing good. But when she finds a mythical sword that unlocks her power as She-Ra, Adora is driven to fight for Etheria as a leader of the Rebellion. When Adora raises her sword and pledges to fight "for the honor of Grayskull," she is transformed into the mhythical warrior princess She-Ra. Adora retains her personality and sense of self, but she's taller and stronger - and has much better hair.
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The princess of Bright Moon is driven to find her own path and is an enthusiastic leader of the Rebellion. She has inherited magical powers from her mother, but her magic is limited, which can make her feel insecure at times.

Glimmer's best friend is a good guy who values loyalty and honor above everything else. He will do anything for his friends - and even complete strangers.