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Heroes of the Valley

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  • Posted December 28, 2012

    Amazing! I've read 6 of Stroud's books so far and This is my fav

    Amazing! I've read 6 of Stroud's books so far and This is my favorite book by Jonathan Stroud so far after Ptolemy's Gate (last book of Bartimaeus Trilogy)
    I was a bit unsure about this story in the beginning but it turned out to be surprisingly good! 

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  • Posted October 14, 2012

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    Very good reading.

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  • Posted December 14, 2010

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    Simply Brilliant!!

    I recently purchased this book and I simply love is not like other books I have read. Sure it has an unlikely hero and a villain a quest etc., but it also has a daily life quality. While some may call it boring or slow, it really allows you to see character relationships and really understand why certain things had to happen and HOW they actually came to occur. Each event and each line pushes the rest of the book forward. I would definitely recommend it to avid readers. Even if at first it seems to be incessantly boring, perservere and you will find a story of true heroics and how a trouble-making boy becomes a life-saving hero. =D

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  • Posted September 1, 2010

    Good Book

    A younger son, Halli Sveinsson rebels against his parents' and village's expectations through a series of endless (mostly harmless) pranks and escapades. But when his beloved uncle is murdered by a rival house, Halli sets out to avenge his uncle, a quest that will have startling repercussions for all of the residents of the valley.

    Halli's people and those of neighboring villages have long confined themselves to their valley, safe behind rock walls and cairns, for fear of the man-eating Trows that roam the mountainsides. Halli and his friend Aud doubt the stories--no one, after all, has ever SEEN a Trow and lived to tell the tale. Surely they're only stories...or are they? Stroud leaves you guessing 'til the end. The two's attempts to push the boundaries of their peoples' beliefs, to break tradition.

    I loved the details that Jonathan Stroud put in the book. I'm hoping this may be the start of a series--while it's utterly complete within itself, there's room to expand on Halli's story and what lies beyond the valley.A coming of age story. An epic fantasy adventure. For any fans of Eragon, or Ranger's Apprentice, or even Sea of Trolls this one's a must-read. A definite reccomendation to any friend.

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  • Posted March 6, 2009

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    Extremely Witty

    Overall, this had to be the wittiest book I have ever read. Throughout the whole book I found myself laughing to myself because it was so very funny. I love the way the book was written and there was not a moment where I found myself bored. The characters were very real and it was refreshing to read a book where the main character is homely instead of being perfect looking. The only problem that I had with the book was the ending, which seemed very rushed to me. It ended so abruptly that I found myself wishing it had continued on for just a wee bit longer. I recommend Heroes of the Valley because it was a very entertaining and well written.

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