The Sleeping Army
Written by Francesca Simon
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May 2012 Book of the Month. Freya is an ordinary girl living in modern Britain, but with a twist: people still worship the Viking gods. One evening, stuck with her dad on his night shift at the British Museum, she is drawn to the Lewis Chessmen and Heimdall's Horn. Unable to resist, she blows the horn, waking three chess pieces from their enchantment.
A witty adventure - Julia Eccleshare Second in the series is The Lost Gods.
The Sleeping Army by Francesca Simon
This is an exciting new novel for children 8+ from one of the bestselling children's authors in the world, the creator of the Horrid Henry series. Freya is an ordinary girl living in modern Britain, but with a twist: people still worship the Viking gods. One evening, stuck with her dad on his night shift at the British Museum, she is drawn to the Lewis Chessmen and Heimdall's Horn. Unable to resist, she blows the horn, waking three chess pieces from their 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 youth. If Freya refuses she will be turned into an ivory chess piece but, if she accepts her destiny and fails, the same terrible fate awaits her.
See Francesca Simon with the Lewis Chessmen in this video:
Breathtaking, magical storytelling. I loved this book - Eoin Colfer
A wildly original, rollicking twist on Norse mythology - Jacqueline Wilson
Fantastic ... a snappy, engaging story with good laughs along the way - Daniel Hahn, Independent on Sunday
A daring departure - Nicolette Jones, Sunday Times
Youngsters of eight and up will love the story - Emma Lee-Potter, Daily Express
About the Author
More books by Francesca Simon
Profile Books Ltd
3rd May 2012
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