Valkyrie: Book 1 - Valkyrie (Paperback)Kate O'Hearn (author)
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Freya is dreading turning fourteen - that marks the official end of her childhood and when she takes up full duties of a Valkyrie - a collector of souls from humanity's battlefields.
But Freya is unlike any other Valkyrie. She doesn't want to follow in the footsteps of the legends before her. As she observes from Asgard, she tries to understand what it is to be human: to make friends with girls her own age and laugh with boys, without the fear of causing their death with one touch.
Little does she know that her dreams will soon be realized: on her first battlefield mission, Freya reaps the soul of a soldier with unfinished business that will send her to the human world on a deadly quest. And there she must battle both ordinary and extraordinary enemies to create a new VALKYRIE legend.
'Kate O'Hearn serves up a winning mix of modern adventure and classic fantasy.' Rick Riordan, author of Percy Jackson
Publisher: Hachette Children's Group
Number of pages: 352
Weight: 330 g
Dimensions: 195 x 130 x 26 mm
"Anyone who enjoys Greek mythology will find much to love in Pegasus and the
Flame. Kate O'Hearn serves up a winning mix of modern adventure and classic
has really captured readers' imaginations * The Bookseller *
A great story... filled with moral dilemmas, action and one girl's determination to do the right thing. * The Guardian *
A magical and mighty read befitting a story set in the world of the gods ... A richly imagined adventure that blends myth and reality into a story of heroics and heroism. * Julia Eccleshare, LoveReading4kids *
PRAISE FOR SHADOW OF THE DRAGON:
'Great characters, good comedy, action, adventure and dragons. What more could a young fantasy fan ask for?'
an exciting, fast-paced adventure filled with strong female protagonists. * School Librarian *
an action packed, gripping adventure story bringing the world of fantasy directly to a young female readership. Kate O'Hearn is perhaps the Anne McAffrey for the twenty-first century. * School Librarian *
... packed with action * Carousel *
This is a fine tale of high fantasy ... catches your imagination and heart. * Kiss the Book *
This exhilarating story captures the reader's interest from the opening interaction between Kira and her parents to the breathless conclusion. * VOYA *
Contemporary and mythological worlds collide in an exciting new adventure based on Norse mythology from the Pegasus series author. It looks very strong and there's plenty to appeal to her fans: a feisty heroine, monstrous creatures and epic battles. * Children's Bookseller *
A coming of age story with a difference. * Norfolk *
Modern world meets mythology, and a spirited new heroine stars in this story of good versus evil. * Calgary Herald *
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I really loved this book. Being a massive fan of Kate O'Hearn, I was not disappointed by this story and found this and it's sequel very entertaining— me and my friends love this book to bits.
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“Venture into Norse mythology”
In Valkyrie, Kate O’Hearn takes a character from Norse mythology and throws her into the human world. Growing up in Asgard, Freya knows what will be expected of her when she turns fourteen: she will have to take her... More
“Norse mythology + great writer = amazing book!”
I read this having not read her previous Pegasus books so wasn't entirely sure what to expect. And I loved it! An excellent blend of Norse mythology and...well I don't want to say too much but lets just say... More
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