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Daughter Of The Wind

2.83  ·  Rating Details  ·  63 Ratings  ·  10 Reviews
Historical adventure story that takes place in medieval Scandinavia.

Hallgerd is the 17 year-old daughter of the Norwegian village leader. A group of Danes, acting under the orders of a powerful, warring-king's daughter, kidnap her and intend to marry her to this noblewoman's son. After a sympathetic young Dane helps her to escape, Hallegerd avenges her kidnapping by settin
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Hardcover, 272 pages
Published August 1st 2003 by Orchard
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Cassie
Sep 10, 2008 Cassie rated it did not like it
This book sucked. I was reading it for a long time while I was trying to keep myself from reading at school so I could be social and I couldn't read it at home because of homework, and I finally got to the end and couldn't understand why I bothered to finish it in the first place. It was well written, but the plot had no substance. All characters were static.
Lori Clark-Erickson
Lexile: 1020
Historical Event/Time Period: 1780 19s
Liked: I liked about the book that there is a Happy Ending and the story ends.
Disliked: I didn 19t like the description of all the battles, because they are described in way too much bloody detail.
Summary: The book 1CDaughter of the wind 1D, written by Michael Cadnum, deals with the issues of the late 1700 19s in England. When Hallgerd, the village 19s jar 19s daughter, is kidnapped by Danish Vikings, two young risk their lives to rescue her. The
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Sarah
Apr 18, 2010 Sarah rated it liked it
The book was good, but not great. It seemed to end really fast. I think it could have been better if there was more action toward the end and if Hallgerd, Gauk, and Hego could have had more adventures before finding their people. The names made some of it hard to get into.
Shawn
Sep 22, 2011 Shawn rated it it was ok
Shelves: young-adult
Good idea and I liked the historical details, but the story lacked depth.
Linnae
Oct 01, 2008 Linnae rated it it was ok
Interesting historical details, but ultimately unsatisfying.
Malloryk
May 06, 2014 Malloryk rated it it was ok
Overall, I think the book deserved about two stars. It took me a while to get into the story because I was confused on all of the strange names and ideas. Also, many of the words I struggled to even imagine how they would be pronounced, which made the flow of the book much less smooth. I gave it two stars instead of one because it wasn’t consistently lacking description and a understandable word choice. At some points I could visualize the whole scene very well. Overall, the book was okay, just ...more
Heather
Feb 16, 2016 Heather rated it really liked it
This is a great adventure in Viking times. The hero and heroine of the story were engaging and interesting. It had enough detail about locations and daily life that I could imagine my ancestors rowing a boat, or hunting a bear like in the story.
Erin
Oct 11, 2009 Erin rated it liked it
At first it was a little difficult to get into because the nordic names and ideas came at me so fast and I wasn't that interested in the bear hunting berserker. But the adventurous tales didn't weigh down the story. It could've used a better romantic tale. But overall it was a really fun story. It would be best for 12 and up. It ended rather abruptly. I wonder if there is a sequel.
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May 29, 2013 Alyssha marked it as to-read
so far the book is kind of weird to me , so i hope it starts getting better or im just going to dump it and read something else.
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BORING!
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Michael Cadnum has had a number of jobs over the course of his life, including pick-and-shoveler for the York Archaeological Trust, in York, England, and substitute teacher in Oakland, California, but his true calling is writing. He is the author of thirty-five books, including the National Book Award finalist The Book of the Lion. His Calling Home and Breaking the Fall were both nominated for the ...more
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