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Heart of Valor (Wildworld #2)

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When and earthquake shakes California, Alys, Charles, Janie, and Claudia suspect it isn't a typical earthquake. A year and a half after their journey into Wildworld, they believe that the Passage between their world, the Stillworld, and that parallel universe of legend and danger may no longer be stable.

With their parents overseas and the great sorceress Morgana Shee trave
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Paperback, 332 pages
Published May 25th 2010 by Aladdin (first published January 1st 1990)
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Bex
Jan 26, 2011 Bex rated it liked it
Shelves: own, e-books
This book being the sequel to Night of the Solstice, I was glad to see that it detailed a lot more of Morgana's past. No longer was she seen as the sorceress who had a very magical mystical-sounding name, but she was tied back to the Morgan of Arthurian legend, giving her a depth even beyond what Smith writes of her character.

We see a significant growth in maturity for the four main characters, too. Their personalities are much the same as we saw them in the previous book, but their adventures
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Diana
Oct 27, 2008 Diana rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: owned, paranormal, teen
As the Hodges-Bradley children get back to their normal lives--with some magical changes--they discover that an earthquake may have temporarily opened the passage to Wildwood, and that an old enemy may be joining forces with a legendary figure from the past.

This was a little more focused on Alys, and that made it a more focused story. As Alys journeys on her path to becoming a hero, she has her stumbles, but overall her performance is astounding. Janie still sometimes grates, with with her new p
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Alicia
Jul 22, 2011 Alicia rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I love Smith’s style of writing a LOT, as I have previously mentioned – her novels transport you to wonderful, impossible places with just a few magical, well-thought-out words. The first book in this series, The Night of the Solstice, took a while for me to get into, but once you do you are gripped, and I found it very easy to slip back into the world of Morgana Shee, the world’s greatest sorceress, and the Hodges-Bradley children, who had previously saved the world from the dark forces of the ...more
Jennifer Rayment
Sep 14, 2010 Jennifer Rayment rated it really liked it
The Good Stuff

* Excellent continuation and completion of the series
* Lots of sorcery, flying serpents, King Arthur and talking animals, how can you not like that
* Like I mentioned in my review of the 1st book in the series, a great epic fantasy story for the younger set
* Realistic relationships between the siblings -- trust me I'm the little sister in my family
* Some light humour
* A far more detailed back story for Morgana
* Interesting twist on the tale of Merlin and Arthur
* Excellent 1s
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Bibliotropic
Jun 19, 2010 Bibliotropic rated it liked it
This book being the sequel to Night of the Solstice , I was glad to see that it detailed a lot more of Morgana's past. No longer was she seen as the sorceress who had a very magical mystical-sounding name, but she was tied back to the Morgan of Arthurian legend, giving her a depth even beyond what Smith writes of her character.

We see a significant growth in maturity for the four main characters, too. Their personalities are much the same as we saw them in the previous book, but their adventures
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Fantasy Literature
Heart of Valor is set a year and a half after the events of the previous book in this two-part series (though both can be read as stand-alone novels), in which four siblings helped the sorceress Morgana Shee prevent the evil sorcerer Cadal Forge from emerging through her magic teleporting mirrors and causing havoc on the world. At the end of 'Night of the Solstice' the doorways to the Wildworld were closed, Cadal was destroyed, and his ally Thia Pendriel managed to escape with the immensely powe ...more
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This to Night of the Solstice is what Home Alone 2: Lost in New York was to Home Alone.

I'm not gonna lie, I couldn't help but notice this felt like a rehash of the first book.

The parents are conveniently out of the picture, (overseas, this time), Morgana is not around much, The Vixen helps the kids at first before bailing, Alys still goes on about how she's not a hero, and as usual, The Hodges-Bradley kids take matters into their own hands, only difference is, we now have King Arthur mythology a
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Dharia Scarab

My love of reading started when i was young, and it gives me immense pleasure to provide books to Spread the Word Nevada, an organization that passes them on to children in the community. They are a terrific organization supporting an important cause. If your local I encourage you to check them out. For those living further a field, look in your own community, their may already be a similar program in place. And if not, you can always help start one.

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Myself, I go ou
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Emma (BelleBooks)
Apr 06, 2011 Emma (BelleBooks) rated it liked it
Shelves: audiobook
This book is the sequel to Night of the Solstice, I really love L.J Smith's books, but this one kind of disappointed me.

I would say it is aimed at a younger audience, just like Night of the Solstice was as well. I did enjoy the story though, I especially liked how the book dipped more into Morgana's past and her connections with King Arthur.

I really enjoyed the children "stealing" the convertible and all the little pieces of magic that was used along the way, which to seemed to bring them all cl
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Melinda
It was a great fun read. It was a really good follow up to the first book. I loved the different take on Merlin and Morgana. I loved the kids, they were different from each other and worked really well together. The plot was fast paced and fairly unpredictable. Overall, a great book that I really enjoyed!
Jaimie
Dec 18, 2014 Jaimie rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
For an author who I loved so much when I was younger, reading this book made me cringe with disappointment. The storytelling is rudimentary, at best, and I really found the lack of depth frustrating. Maybe she came into her own with the vampire and Nightworld novels, but L.J. Smith's fantasy sensibilities are quite off.
J.b.
Mar 21, 2012 J.b. rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
This is book 2 in the series, the first book was very clean and fun. The second is still fun, but contains a few minor swear words. Also one reference to dancing in the moonlight naked-though they don't actually do it.
Andrea
May 07, 2015 Andrea rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
It was nice to read a series of only two books. I like the growing confidence and abilities of the four siblings, how each of them were needed to ultimately triumph against all things magical. Good read.
Helene
Apr 17, 2015 Helene rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I really enjoyed the second book and cannot wait for the next installment. Arthurian legends are fascinating to me and I loved the history and action in this book. I recommend this book to anyone who love adventure and magic.
Soybean Soybean
this was muchh better than the first one..the plot started to get more exciting by page 156..the children finally had some actual purpose for being, and everyone had a happy ending except for thia pendrell of course..and merlin is now at large..
Comicfairy (Leanne)
Even though this book did not offer the level of romance and lust that later LJ Smith books would, part of it has definately stuck with me. Could just be a nostalgia factor since I read these as a kid when they first came out, but still. haha
Kim-Lost-In-A-Book
Dec 18, 2010 Kim-Lost-In-A-Book rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2010-reads
A good follow up to the first (The Night of the Solstice), love the Avalon/Arthurian connections. Good story, adventure, a little choppy at times as far as connecting the story, but overall a good read.
Cassie
Jun 19, 2010 Cassie rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Sydney Striegel
Jun 05, 2016 Sydney Striegel rated it it was amazing
Okay, the first one was AWESOME!!, this one has to be just as good (I hope)! It is just as good!! LOVED it!
Krista
Mar 02, 2014 Krista rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Again, good to listen to, but I don't know that I would have the patience to turn the pages. And Arthurian legend????
Kathy Davie
Sep 20, 2010 Kathy Davie rated it liked it
Shelves: paranormal, children
This was interesting. A bit Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe mixed with an evil Merlin and Oz. Four children help (the good) Morganna save the world.
Katrina Sutton
Jul 27, 2011 Katrina Sutton rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: childrens, own
A great sequel to end the a two book series. It did not disappoint me at all.
areadersjourney
Great story, Intriguing plot, Interesting twist to the King Arthur & Merlin tales... Good read :o)
Sonya Bria
Sep 09, 2010 Sonya Bria rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Fun book and take on the Merlin/Morgana legend. I liked the drama surrounding the siblings, how they worked through problems and helped each other. Good book for preteens and me :).
Gail
Mar 11, 2012 Gail rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
fun fantasy book.
Veronica
Oct 27, 2010 Veronica rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Beautiful
Bridgett
May 13, 2008 Bridgett rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A fun fantasy sequel referencing the Arthurian legends.
Becca
Jul 05, 2015 Becca rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I knew there were boojums!
♥Allison
May 03, 2011 ♥Allison rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Oh, wow! I loved every freaking minute of this magnificent book! I was positively mortified that it was the end of the series!
Zoe
May 22, 2012 Zoe rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
An other great book to eacape into
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L.J. SMITH, Lisa Jane Smith, is the New York Times #1 Bestselling author of The Vampire Diaries, The Secret Circle, The Forbidden Game, Dark Visions, Wildworld and Night World series. She has written over two dozen books for children and young adults, and has enjoyed writing every one of them. She lives in th
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“In the meantime, how about us doing some more sister things together?"
Alys snorted. "Like what?"
Oh, I don't know. Slay a few monsters, outwit a few magicians, drain a few Chaotic Zones, negotiate a few treaties..."
And after lunch?"
Janie returned the wry grin sweetly. "I'll let you know."
The hero and the sorceress walked back up the path arm in arm.”
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“They understand NOW," agreed Charles pointedly. "But what happens in a little while when the effects wear off and they remember everything except the reasons why they did it? They're going to be telling their parents they gave their car away to some kids who made them smell a leaf. And what do they say then?” 9 likes
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