Di cosa parla La valle degli eroi? Del giovane Halli Sveinsson, che vorrebbe tanto essere uno degli eroi in questione. Sicuramente in lui batte il cuore di un eroe (coraggioso, risoluto, spericolato); sfortunatamente, però, è anche basso e tarchiato, con la faccia come quella di un rospo che fa capolino in una tempesta. Tuttavia, questo non basta certo a dissuaderlo dal provare a emulare i racconti dei grandi eroi del passato, con grande fastidio dei suoi genitori, dei suoi fratelli e sorelle e di tutti gli abitanti del suo piccolo villaggio scandinavo. In cima alla collina ci sono le pietre tombali dei suoi antenati: poco oltre la leggenda dice vivano sinistre creature chiamate Trow, che si nascondono sotto terra. Halli vorrebbe scoprire se è vero, ma la sua gente è tranquilla e pacifica, i giorni delle lotte sono passati e le spade sono state tutte fuse?
- ISBN: 8862560257
- Casa Editrice: Salani
- Pagine: 404
- Data di uscita: 28-05-2009
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 a n Leggi tutto
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 words Leggi tutto
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 didn 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 word 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 tidak 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 be
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, Halli q 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 different Leggi tutto
I really, really like Stroud’s protagonists. They’re 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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