SOME LEGENDS ARE BORN
OTHERS ARE MADE
FEW ARE BOTH
Seventeen-year-old Ripley is the daughter of legendary parents. In a repressive medieval patriarchal society, she unwittingly becomes a lightning rod for change as she strives to fulfill her controversial ambition to become Valor's first female soldier.
"She was a feisty, stubborn, impetuous, exasperating, infuriating thorn in Takeshi's side."
"What she did was honorable. But it was also dishonorable. Only Ripley could accomplish both at the same time."
Forces of good and evil collide as a tempest threatens to engulf her and destroy everything she holds dear.
"Ripley of Valor is a thoroughly engaging novel."
"A shining example of the power of rich and successful subplots."
"An excellent choice for Young Adult readers."
- Chanticleer Editorial Services
"Ripley is an engaging character, one that is immediately likable and uniquely fascinating."
- Book Pipeline
"Highly imaginative and original."
"Appealing and relatable."
"Rich, visual elements."
"Well-drawn, fleshed-out characters."
"Ripley is a bad-ass woman."
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About the Author
Raised on a diet of Medieval comics, novels, movies, and television shows, Thoren Syndergaard knew, at a young age, that he wanted to share his passion with others. As an elementary school teacher, his favorite Social Studies topic was life during the Medieval era. He would invite authors to the school library for book talks and novel studies, arrange for falconry and weapons experts, visit museums and bus his students to the Medieval Times Dinner and Tournament. He did everything humanly possible to make history come alive in his classroom. His debut novel, Ripley of Valor, is destined to become a best seller.