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Valkyrie: The Runaway: Book 2

Kate O'Hearn

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Valkyrie, For National Curriculum Key Stage 2, 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)

From the world of Odin and Thor ... meet Freya the Valkryie. Book 2 in a brand new legend from the author of Pegasus.

In the world of Asgard, living among Odin, Thor and Loki are the Valkyries of legend. Norse goddesses, reapers of souls from human battlefields - they have the power to cause death with just one touch.

Fourteen-year-old Freya is a Valkyrie - but she has not followed in the footsteps of the legends before her. She has been to the World of Man to befriend humans - and not to reap their souls.

Now she must return to the World of Man on a new quest to track down the runaway Valkyrie of legend. There she will discover a dark secret that leads her to the Land of the Frost Giants where she must take on new enemies. But this time she has friends to rely on, and lots more to gain.

Enter a new Valkyrie legend ...

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Praise for Valkyrie: The Runaway: Book 2

  • 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

  • "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

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

  • 'has really captured readers' imaginations' - The Bookseller

  • '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


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

  • '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

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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.

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