Slave Girl by Jackie French
  

Synopsis

Slave Girl by Jackie French

Fast-paced and fesity adventure where slave girl turns warrior in the battle for survival. Hekja is nothing but a slave. The property of her Viking masters. But one day soon, those masters will live to see a slave become a heroine: they will live to see her fight alongside them, for the very survival of the clan. 'Hekja's ma was white with terror and twisted with pain too. She screamed out, 'Run!' That was the last thing she ever said. One of the men - the largest, with a chin like a cod fish and almost no beard at all - plunged his sword into her heart, then pulled it out, all bloody. Hekja screamed. She ran towards her ma's body and knelt down. Her ma's eyes stared at the sky and there was a froth of blood from her mouth...' When Hekja's family and friends are killed by Vikings, she is taken as a slave and carried away to Greenland. But she is lucky: her mistress Freydis is a kind woman who wishes her no harm. Fiery determination, intelligence and fleet-footedness soon make Hekja indispensable to her new owner - as a messenger, an advisor and a friend. So when Freydis sets off for America with her husband, Hekja accompanies her, along with the treacherous Viking lord Finnbogi. There, she finds a forbidden love with a free man. But this new world holds even greater dangers. Before Hekja can be free, she has to take a bloody stand alongside her captors: against the furious natives, but also against enemies closer to home...

Reviews

Jackie French has woven a fascinating, absorbing and well-written story. Books for Keeps Slave Girl comes highly recommended. The Book Bag Dramatic and absorbing. Liverpool Echo

About the Author

Jackie French's writing career spans 15 years and 120 books, including the much loved historical novel 'Hitler's Daughter' and the bestselling picture book 'Diary of a Wombat'. She lives on a farm in Australia.

More books by this author

Other Formats

Book Info

Format

Paperback
282 pages
Interest Age: From 10

Author

Jackie French
More books by Jackie French

Author's Website

www.jackiefrench.com

Publisher

HarperCollins Children's Books an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers
www.harpercollinschildrensb...

Publication date

3rd January 2007

ISBN

9780007216598


You give me age appropriate ideas of books I can read and buy for the children and find out what other children their age think of them too.

Katie Lonsdale

Lovereading is just a convenient way to find new books and hear others opinions on them.

Sarah Murray – age 15

A great way to introduce kids to great books, authors & genres. Parents can find age-appropriate books to share with their children.

Judi Davies – Aberdare Girls Sch

I love all the books they recommend & put up for me to review. I also love the fact that they give new authors the chance to share their boo

Daisy Pennock – age 15

Writing reviews help the children with their literacy skills and we always read the books together which gives us good quality family time!

Cat Bisland (on behalf of the Bi

I am so pleased to have signed my kids up as they are reading a much wider range of books and even choosing books out of their comfort zone.

Angela East

I love Lovereading as it provides an honest opinion and showcases a range of fiction. Suited to both parents & kids alike, it’s a must-use.

Georgie Rowe – age 16

I have told all my friends, family & teachers to see for themselves just how great the site is. Without fail, they are hugely impressed.

Alexander Boxall – age 11
Lovereading

Lovereading 4 schools