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≲ Hardcover Read ᥬ Valkyrie For Free ⋁ Kindle Ebook Author Kate O Hearn ⋔ Gr 59O Hearn sets her newest fantasy among the Valkyries of Norse mythologythe eternally beautiful winged women who routinely visit the battlefields of Midgard Earth in order to reap the souls of the bravest warriors and take them to Asgard There, the great god Odin honors them as heroes, allowing them to live a life of feasting, dancing, and fighting in Valhallahis Great Heavenly Hall for the Heroic Dead As this story begins, Freya, youngest and last of the Valkyries, is about to participate in her First Day Ceremony and her first reaping of a warrior on the battlefield But proud and awed as she is by the pomp of the ceremony, she swears the Valkyrie oath reluctantly, uncertain of her capability to perform her assigned tasks Freya s first reaping is Tyrone, a soldier whose concern for his endangered family in Chicago is so great that she promises to try to help them On her illicit journey to Midgard seeking Tyrone s daughters, some very special teens and adults give her heightened respect for modern humanity Featured characters are given sufficient depth and personality Contemporary issuesgangs and neighborhood safety, bullying and self protection, seniors raising grandkidsare addressed VERDICT Freya s story, easy to envision as a movie, will surely please many young fantasy lovers, especially those looking for Rick Riordan read alikes.Susan Scheps, formerly at Shaker Public Library, OHAs a Valkyrie, Freyais charged with bringing the chosen warriors to Valhalla, where they spend theafterlife drinking, feasting, and battling, but she finds violence horrifyingand longs for a different life In this regard she is unlike her mother andsisters, who find serving as Odin s shield maidens honorable Freya s firstreaping matches her with African American soldier Tyrone, who likewise wantsnothing to do with the festivities in Asgard He elects to pass through theGates of Ascension and enter heaven But before he departs, he makes Freyapromise to take care of the family he is leaving behind Freya s only hope ofleaving Asgard is Loki, Odin s trickster son On Earth, Freya finds friendship,purpose, and some surprising allies However, Loki is up to his old tricks.Soon Freya finds herself at the center of a battle between the forces of Asgardand the humans she has come to love While this alternative look at Norsemythology is intriguing, the earthbound narrative is decidedly not Freya is aconfusing mix of mythological being and angst riddled young girl Therepetitive plot lacks energy and originality, and the ending is similarlylackluster and predictable An interesting premise that never comes together Kirkus Reviews November 1, 2015 Gr 5 9OHearn sets her newest fantasy among the Valkyries of Norsemythologythe eternally beautiful winged women who routinely visit thebattlefields of Midgard Earth in order to reap the souls of the bravestwarriors and take them to Asgard There, the great god Odin honors them asheroes, allowing them to live a life of feasting, dancing, and fighting inValhallahis Great Heavenly Hall for the Heroic Dead As this story begins,Freya, youngest and last of the Valkyries, is about to participate in her FirstDay Ceremony and her first reaping of a warrior on the battlefield But proudand awed as she is by the pomp of the ceremony, she swears the Valkyrie oathreluctantly, uncertain of her capability to perform her assigned tasks Freyasfirst reaping is Tyrone, a soldier whose concern for his endangered family inChicago is so great that she promises to try to help them On her illicitjourney to Midgard seeking Tyrones daughters, some very special teens andadults give her heightened respect for modern humanity Featured characters aregiven sufficient depth and personality Contemporary issuesgangs andneighborhood safety, bullying and self protection, seniors raisinggrandkidsare addressed VERDICT Freyas story, easy to envision as a movie, willsurely please many young fantasy lovers, especially those looking for Rick Riordanread alikes.Susan Scheps, formerly at Shaker PublicLibrary, OH School Library Journal December 2015 Freyahas just sworn her oath as a Valkyrie, but she isnt looking forward to theduties that come with the role Disgusted by war and disenchanted by humanity,Freya brings back a reluctant war hero from her first reaping, and breaks heroath when she visits his family on Earth to ensure their safety On Earth,Freya meets many people who need her help, and she finds a way to channel herrestless energy into good as she works to address gentrification, schoolbullying, and child neglect in present day Chicago Trading the Greek myths ofher Pegasus series for Norse themes, OHearn offers a strong balance ofaction packed fantasy and contemporary realism that doesnt shy from realissues The stakes are always high capture and death stalk Freya and those shegrows to care for, making for an engrossing, fast paced read Whether on thebattlefield or city streets, Freya confronts what it means to do ones duty andbe a true hero, in a smart, sharply written, and empathic story Publishers Weekly November 16, 2015 Fourteen year old Freya is restless and unwilling to join her Valkyrie sisters as they reap human men who have fallen in battle, bringing them to Valhalla to dwell in honor and glory for all time She doesnt like humans, or so she thinks, until she defies Odins wishes about visits to Midgard Earth in order to keep a promise to her first fallen soldier She spends time in a Chicago suburb, where she makes friends and feels compelled to protect them from corporate and middle school bullies Following on the heels of her Pegasus series, this new series opener explores familiar ground humans and in this case, Nordic gods interacting , with a feisty female lead character At times OHearn doesnt give her audience enough credit, lapsing into didactic and repetitive narrative, and there is no authors note to augment the great information about Nordic mythology woven throughout the book, but she writes a rousing final battle scene, and the plotline about dealing with bullies could be used with young discussion groups Cindy Welch Booklist January 1, 2016 3Q4P M J Freya isdifferent than her fellow Valkyrie She does not enjoy celebrating and dancing with the triumphant dead in Valhalla, and than anything, she dreads her fourteenth birthday, when she will have to take the oath to commit her life to the duty of reaping the bravest and most valiant soldiers from Earth She hates humans and despises violence even , but when she reaps her first solider andagainst all the rules of the Valkyriepromises to look after his family, everything changes forever Journeying to Earth to fulfill this promise makes Freya see humans in a new way, and for the first time in her life she finds both friends and a purpose she can be believe in However, this dangerous quest also puts her at great risk of losing her home forever, and eventually she will have to decide are her new found friends and her desire to help the weak worth everything she has ever known Delving into a rich world of Norse mythology, Valkyrie tells the story of a teenager trying to discover who she is and what she believes, placing questions about what it means to be brave in a setting that merges the fantastical with the real world At times both amusing and thoughtful, the text brings characters like Odin, Thor, and Loki to life, while also adding delightful new characters like Freyas smart talking raven companion, Orus Exploring themes of bullying, friendship, and fairness, the story offers important lessons and rich description, inviting readers to fl alongside Freya on her remarkable journey.Meghann Meeusen VOYA February 2016 This book opens on the eve of Freyas dreaded First Day Ceremony, after which she will begin her duties as a Valkyriean immortal winged goddess who collects dying soldiers from the battlefields of Earth and shepherds them to eternal life Freya deeply dislikes humans, finding them violent and cruel However, the first soldier she reaps inspires her to break the rules, visit Earth to learn about its inhabitants, and aid the fallen soldier s family While there, she discovers the depth of human kindness, bringing the story to a predictable but satisfying end The book pulls heavily from Norse mythology, exploring some lesser known characters and concepts without neglecting beloved names and settings With all the attention that Thor and Loki have received, it is refreshing to see a female as the protagonist This title would be a worthwhile purchase for any library with a substantial fantasy or superhero fan base, or for readers looking to dive deeper into mythology Recommended School Library Connection May 1, 2016 Freya doesnt want to be a Valkyrie she hates humans and their endless violence, shes bored with Valhalla, and shes dreading her first reaping Nevertheless, off she goes to her first mission, where she meets Tyrone, a dying man who makes her promises he will help his family Armed with his cell phone and Lokis assurances of assistance always a sound plan , Freya heads to Earth, where she discovers humans are much complex than she ever imagined and that some of them are even worth emotional investment The scenes in Asgard are gripping, with lush descriptions of Valhalla and the Bifrost bridge Unfortunately, Freya on Earth is far less compelling, as she flips from being a haughty non human with wings hidden under a coat to an insecure, angsty teen depending on what is needed for the plot.In addition, there are a number of life or death scenarios where Freya feels compelled to break her own rules of non engagement and step in, and the pattern becomes tiresome.Even with the concerns, however, readers who cant get enough of Nors gods and goddesses may find that aspect of the tale satisfying BCCB March 2016 Valkyrie Wikipedia Etymology The word valkyrie derives from Old 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