Reviewed by Meadow Hendrickson
This book is all about a young Valkyrie called Freya. Valkyries are from Norse mythology. If a living human touches the feathers, bare skin or hands of a Valkyrie then they will be ‘reaped’, which means they die. The human’s spirit rises and they go to Valhalla to serve Odin. The Valkyries’ job is to go down to Midgard (which is Earth for them), howling their Valkyrie howls, to battlefields where they reap the bravest warriors. However, Freya doesn’t want to be a Valkyrie and flies off the night of her First Day ceremony. Valkyries are supposed to have white wings, but Freya has black wings, and is left alone because of it. In this book Freya flies down to Midgard and finds the world down there. She makes new friends and helps lots of people. I really enjoyed this book, and if you do as well, then it is the first book in a trilogy. I am reading the second book at the moment, and really enjoying it.