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Runestone (Viking Magic #1)

3.61  ·  Rating Details ·  196 Ratings  ·  10 Reviews
Set in a small Viking village, this story tells of Thora and Oddo who were switched at birth. Now a grown child, Thora is beginning to figure out that she doesn’t belong; the daughter of a spellmaker, Thora can’t seem to get her magic to work. Across the valley, Oddo, living with a family of farmers, hides his magical skills after his father scorns him for changing the wea ...more
Paperback, 192 pages
Published September 1st 2007 by Allen & Unwin
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Andrea S.
No fue para nada lo que esperaba ¡fue mucho mejor! Oddo y Thora no se sienten a gusto dentro de sus respectivas familias, cada uno tiene lo que el otro añora y es cuando se conocen que deben unir habilidades para enfrentar las aventuras que les depara el destino, fruto de unas consecuencias provocadas por ellos mismos Me encanta este tipo de libros de aventura, he quedado con ganas de mas.
May 13, 2014 Deyadn added it
Lo leí de pequeña y recuerdo como mi imaginación volaba, hasta escribía en el "idioma secreto" del libro. Muy entretenido para el público infantil, o al menos asi fue en mi caso.
Jun 20, 2009 Hannah rated it really liked it
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An excellent book for young readers, one that is particularly interesting because of its topic. Viking magic is something rarely covered in children's novels, but Ciddor makes it extremely engaging and interesting to read about; the way she describes how the magic works is particularly well-done and sparks the reader's interest rather than dampens it with info-dumps. The two main characters were loveable and easy to connect to, and they made a great combination, with Thora's knowledge of healing ...more
Jun 16, 2014 Nerd rated it it was amazing
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This was the First book I ever read and It was amazing. It's mainly about to kids finding each other. One was born into a house of magic and another into a family of Farmers. But both where put into each others house at a young age and none in the family's are aware of this. It's is definitely a magical adventure you don't want to miss.
Jun 03, 2012 Kelly rated it really liked it
I picked this book up for my oldest son...and read it before him! I thought it was great for kids and enjoyed the story. I think it will be a series he will like. (He's 9)
Feb 24, 2016 Julie rated it liked it
Three and a half stars from me. A swapped-at-birth premise involving magic and vikings, I think this adventure story would suit young, newly confident readers.
Jul 11, 2015 Amy rated it really liked it
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I read this in primary school. I had to add it mainly because I remember it now, almost 10 years later.
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Read this as a kid, can't remember much of it now, except that I loved it at the time. Same with the second book.
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