Heroes of the Valley

Heroes of the Valley

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Listen then, and I'll tell you again of the Battle of the Rock. But none of your usual wriggling, or I'll stop before I've begun ...Halli loves the old stories from when the valley was a wild and dangerous place - when the twelve legendary heroes, led by his ancestor Svein, stood together to defeat the ancient enemy, the bloodthirsty Trows. Halli longs for adventure but it seems these days the most dangerous thing in the valley is boredom. He tries to liven things up by taunting his siblings and playing practical jokes. But when one of his jokes goes too far reawakening an old blood feud Halli finds himself on a hero's quest after all. Along the way he meets a ruthless thief, a murderous rival, and a girl who may just be as fearless as he is. Halli may be about to make his own last stand and discover the truth about the legends, about his family, and about himself...Jonathan Stroud has created an epic saga with a funny, unique spin, and an unforgettable anti-hero.show more

Product details

  • 12-17
  • CD-Audio
  • 125 x 144 x 24mm | 202g
  • Random House Children's Publishers UK
  • Random House Children's Books
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Abridged
  • Abridged edition
  • 1846577314
  • 9781846577314
  • 1,272,871

About Jonathan Stroud

Jonathan Stroud was born in Bedford in 1970. After studying English Literature at York University, he moved to London where he worked as an editor in a publishing firm. He is the author of Buried Fire, The Leap and The Last Siege as well as the bestselling Bartimaeus trilogy: The Amulet of Samarkand, The Golem's Eye and Ptolemy's Gate. Following the worldwide success of the Bartimaeus trilogy he now devotes his whole time to writing. He lives in Hertfordshire with his wife and two young children. Steven Pacey's extensive work in the West End includes credits in The Birthday Party, By Jeeves, The Constant Wife and Michael Frayn's Democracy. Steven has recorded countless radio broadcasts and audiobooks, including Jonathan Stroud's The Amulet of Samarkand, The Golem's Eye and Ptolemy's Gate. He has also appeared in numerous TV shows, including Blake's 7.show more

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Listen then, and I'll tell you again of the Battle of the Rock. But none of your usual wriggling, or I'll stop before I've begun... Halli loves to hear stories from the days when the valley was a wild and dangerous place, besieged by the bloodthirsty Trows. He likes to imagine the night the legendary heroes joined together and fought till dawn to defeat the ancient foe. Now farming has taken over from fighting Trows, and to Halli's bitter disappointment heroics seem a thing of the past. But when a practical joke rekindles an old blood feud, he sees a chance for a daring quest of his own. He is joined by Aud - only daughter of the House of Arne - a girl every bit as reckless and headstrong as he is. Together they will challenge everything they have ever known and discover the truth about the legends, the valley, and themselves. An epic adventure with unexpected twists, sinister enemies and a small but unforgettable hero.show more