Valkyrie by Kate O'Hearn

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Whether on the battlefield or city streets, Freya confronts what it means to do one’s duty and be a true hero, in a smart, sharply written, and empathic story.
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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 her destiny?
 

About Kate O'Hearn

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Kate O’Hearn was born in Canada, raised in New York City, and has traveled all over the United States. She currently resides in England. Kate is the author of four novels about Pegasus and Emily. In addition she is the author of the Shadow Dragon series and a book about a Valkyrie. Visit her at KateOHearn.com.
 
Published February 2, 2016 by Aladdin. 353 pages
Genres: Science Fiction & Fantasy, Action & Adventure, Children's Books. Fiction
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Kirkus

Below average
on Oct 14 2015

As a Valkyrie, Freya is charged with bringing the chosen warriors to Valhalla...An interesting premise that never comes together.

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Publishers Weekly

Good
on Jul 17 2016

Whether on the battlefield or city streets, Freya confronts what it means to do one’s duty and be a true hero, in a smart, sharply written, and empathic story.

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