I giovani appartenenti alle Dodici Case degli Eroi della Valle non devono superare i pericolosi confini dei Tumuli: rischiano una morte orribile, divorati (o peggio) dagli spaventosi Trow. Ma il giovane Halli della Casa di Svein è diviso tra il rispetto delle regole e il desiderio di diventare un grande Eroe, come il suo illustre antenato. Purtroppo, sta per cacciarsi seriamente nei guai. Infatti, dopo l'ennesimo scherzo giocato ai danni del viscido Ragnar della Casa di Hakon, Halli è costretto ad abbandonare la sua casa, a sfidare le leggi dei suoi pari e della sua famiglia. A scontrarsi con briganti, mostri e nobili assetati di vendetta e a cercare aiuto in una pestifera ragazza che insieme a lui accetterà di mettere in pericolo se stessa, le loro Case e la vita dei popoli della Valle…
- ISBN: 8850233124
- Casa Editrice: TEA
- Pagine: 410
I read Stroud's Bartimaeus trilogy and liked it pretty well, the writing and the originality of the book (especially the ending) impressed me. THIS BOOK I think I can sum up (at least in my humble opinion) in 3 words... "OH GOOD GRIEF". Now I am tempted to let my one star rating and those three wo... Leggi tutto
Jonathan Stroud simply is not a fan of innocent protagonists as pure as the newly driven snow. He has little patience for innocents as main characters. No time for guys like Harry Potter or Frodo, who find themselves thrust into dangerous situations that were not of their own making. Give Stroud...
Heroes of the Valley turned out to be a good book to listen on audio. At first I wasn't sure how much I'd like it, but I ended up enjoying it immensely. Halli is a roguish, endearing young hero who wrapped himself around my heart. Although he was quite a prankster, he was a good kid at heart. He d... Leggi tutto
Stroud's best book. This a fantasy set in an isolated valley above a fjord where farming and feuding are the primary occupations. The culture is based on what can be found in Icelandic sagas, complete with a heavy emphasis on legal disputes. The protagonist, a boy with a quick wit and a way with w... Leggi tutto
*maaf, tulisan berikut ini adalah dongeng semata, bukan sebuah review* Kisah Bangsawan Bunga Mawar dan Bocah Salah Asuhan Mari, mari sini semua mendekat. Ya, Sobat, kau juga. Kau yang sempat membelalakkan matamu tanpa hasil yang keren. Kau langsung tahu siapa aku, tentu saja. Memang kecantikanku ti... Leggi tutto
I liked it though it wasn't that good in the beginning and was boring sometimes. overall though, it wasn't bad.
So, halfway through this book I wasn't really sure I was enjoying it all that much. I could admit that it was probably a good book, but I was annoyed that it was so departed from the Bartimaeus trilogy, which I LOVED. Mostly, I think I was annoyed that it just wasn't funny. It wasn't supposed to...
What a great read! Spanning the edges of several different genres, Heroes of the Valley is so delightfully Stroud-esque that I couldn't put it down. Halli Sveinsson lives in a valley founded by 12 Heroes long ago, who fought the vicious Trows for mastery of the land. Now 17 generations later, Hall... Leggi tutto
Short comment, 'cause I feel lazy tonight. 1) Lys <3 (as always :3) 2) My jaw is still literally on the floor because...THAT ending. I reached the end and when the plot twist was revealed I felt so stupid. I didn't expect that at all, Stroud, you evil genius. 3) Halli you TONTO. 4) This was so dif... Leggi tutto
I really, really like Strouds protagonists. Theyre not like the others. In other YA fantasy series we have heroes like Harry(Potter) and Percy(Jackson) who are hardly responsible for the situations they get into. They are ordinary, unambitious guys who were thrown into adventure by fate. They did... Leggi tutto
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