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The Horrid Henry author shows off her gift for fantasy in this tale of Viking gods and giants, set in a modern-day Britain where people still worship the Norse gods.

One night, stuck with her dad on his night shift at the British Museum, Freya is drawn to the Lewis Chessmen and Heimdall’s Horn. Unable to resist, she blows the horn, waking three chess pieces from enchantment: the slaves Roskva and Alfi, and Snot the Berserk. They are all summoned to Asgard, land of the Viking gods, and told they must go on a perilous journey to restore the gods to their youth. If Freya refuses, she will be turned into an ivory chess piece. But if she fails in her quest, the same terrible fate awaits her…

“Breathtaking, magical storytelling. I loved this book.” Eoin Colfer

“A wildly original, rollicking twist on Norse mythology.” Jacqueline Wilson

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AR book level: 4.3; Middle years; 6.0 points




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What kids think

  1. books2000
    on 8 March 2014

    its good

  2. bookaholic202
    on 7 March 2014

    I thought this was a great book about Viking myth and modern life combined. I really like how Loki and Thor appear in the story.

  3. heart29
    on 6 March 2014

    I had never read a book on norse mythology before, but this book really got me interested in it!!

    4out of 5