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From the bestselling author of the Pegasus books, Kate O’Hearn, comes an exciting new series that puts a fresh twist on Norse mythology.

Valkyrie: Norse Goddess. Reaper of Souls. Defender of the Weak. Not someone you want to mess with…

Freya is dreading her upcoming birthday when she’ll officially have to take up her duties as a Valkyrie. She doesn’t want to follow in the footsteps of the legends before her—legends including her mother and sisters. And she certainly doesn’t want anything to do with humans!

Freya thinks humans are cruel, hate-filled creatures, but as she observes their world, she begins to wonder what it would be like to make friends with the girls or laugh with the boys she sees. And what would it be like to live without the fear that she could cause someone’s death with a single touch?

Then when she’s sent on her first mission, she reaps the soul of a fallen soldier with unfinished business…business that sends her on an epic quest to the mortal world. Will Freya find the true meaning of being a human, or will she finally accept the legend she is destined to become?
Paperback
Published on May 2, 2013 by Hodder Children's Books
ISBN-10: 1444907557
ISBN-13: 9781444907551
8 Book Reviews
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  • valkyrie
    valkyrieFriday, January 5, 2018 at 6:26 pm55 stars
    Freya she is becoming a valkyrie that reaps Souls in midgard from Battlefield in midgard and bring them up to Valhalla until one of her her first person that she reached trary said that he was very unhappy and everyone supposed to be happy in Valhalla so she I asked why are you unhappy I'm worried about my family he says so she goes all the way to midgard to Lincolnwood and find Archie being attacked by a whole bunch of bullies that eventually try to kill him and she it and Odin finds out that she's missing which is bad thing and what he does to Valkyrie when they go somewhere without doing a Duty or asking him he cuts off their wings banishes them and blinds them so he sends a dark Searcher out to find her search for finds her but she starts running away from the searcher and the dark shirts are killed Archie and Freya runs over to him and gives him her name and what happens when a doctor gives them and then they are bound together and when they are bound together they can never be separated and want about Cory has reaped you however old you are say you're 15 you stay 15 you die up 15 you're always 15 so that's what happens
    • booklover2017
      booklover2017Saturday, December 30, 2017 at 5:41 pm
      This looks good
      • puggirl
        puggirlSaturday, December 30, 2017 at 10:58 am55 stars
        my my this book is so good and interesting i mean who doesn't like books that explain things very carefully and have lots of detail about the character that's how the book various which is this book
        • pugpresley11223
          pugpresley11223Saturday, December 30, 2017 at 8:03 am55 stars
          Valkyrie is very good and I wasn't expecting that she would go to Chicago and lose her powers and all that and it was very funny in some parts scary sad and like who wouldn't want to read it I love those kind of books and all the books that are by her Archie was very weird but yeah yeah yeah but the thing is really good when her books are really good they're really good I really good like really good lyrics to almost over what was wrong with so good
          • lulubelle
            lulubelleWednesday, November 29, 2017 at 1:03 pm55 stars
            I love, love, love, this book! It keeps you on the edge of your seat and is a real page turner. It also has a strong anti-bullying theme even though it would be thought of as just a fantasy.
            • DavisisawesomeSunday, June 25, 2017 at 9:26 am
              it was not good, but amazing and awesome combined!
              • andrew52444
                andrew52444Friday, February 20, 2015 at 8:28 am
                This was a good book!
                • HahlahuaThursday, May 2, 2013 at 10:17 pm
                  It good