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Valkyrie

Kate O'Hearn

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Valkyrie, For National Curriculum Key Stage 2, For National Curriculum Key Stage 3, Interest age: from c 9 years, Fiction, Children's Fiction, General fiction (Children's / Teenage), Adventure stories (Children's / Teenage), Fantasy & magical realism (Children's / Teenage), Animal stories (Children's / Teenage)

If you're BRAVE and BOLD, enter the world of the VALKYRIE ...

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

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Praise for Valkyrie

  • "Anyone who enjoys Greek mythology will find much to love in Pegasus and the

  • fantasy." - Rick Riordan, author of the Percy Jackson series

  • 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

  • Flame. Kate O'Hearn serves up a winning mix of modern adventure and classic

  • PRAISE FOR SHADOW OF THE DRAGON:

  • an exciting, fast-paced adventure filled with strong female protagonists. - School Librarian

  • 'Great characters, good comedy, action, adventure and dragons. What more could a young fantasy fan ask for?' - The Bookbag

  • 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

  • This is a fine tale of high fantasy ... catches your imagination and heart. - Kiss the Book

  • has really captured readers' imaginations - The Bookseller

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Kate O'Hearn

Kate O'Hearn was raised in the heart of New York City. Throughout her life, she has always had an active and vivid imagination. As a child walking down Fifth Avenue, she would envision herself soaring among the city's canyons on the back of a wild dragon. While in Florida, looking over the sea, she could imagine living amongst the whales and breaching in the heavy swells. At night, a star studded sky was yet another playground. These dreams and ideas never faded. Instead they grew until they spilled over into the books she loves to write.

Kate's first book, Shadow of the Dragon: Kira, won the 1066 Schools' Book Award.