Heroes of the Valley
Publish date: January 27th 2009
Publisher: Hyperion Book CH
Pages no: 496
Edition language: English
, Young Adult
, Science Fiction Fantasy
, Middle Grade
, Young Adult Fantasy
, Asian Literature
, Indonesian Literature
Halli loves to listen to stories of the old days when adventure and heroism was the order of the day rather than farming. He's a younger son and short and he's searching for a purpose in life and not finding it easy. Along with Aud the two of them discover more about the valley and the legends tha...
Four stars for writing (OH the way it mimicked the tone of Anglo-Saxon and Norse sagas!) but two stars for content.
Man, what a bummer. I was very much looking forward to this, having just read Stroud's Bartimaeus Trilogy, and I was very much enjoying it, until the end, which basically stank. There really was a lot of potential here, and based onhis previous work, Stroud could have done something with it, but som...
Heroes of the Valley turned out to be a good book to listen on audio. At first I wasn't sure how much I'd like it, but I ended up enjoying it immensely.Halli is a roguish, endearing young hero who wrapped himself around my heart. Although he was quite a prankster, he was a good kid at heart. He di...
Stroud's best book.This a fantasy set in an isolated valley above a fjord where farming and feuding are the primary occupations. The culture is based on what can be found in Icelandic sagas, complete with a heavy emphasis on legal disputes. The protagonist, a boy with a quick wit and a way with word...