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Helga: Out of Hedgelands (Wood Cow Chronicles #1)

3.38  ·  Rating details ·  55 Ratings  ·  11 Reviews
Librarian's Note: This is an alternate cover edition for Kindle version ASIN B008IJRW0G published November 13, 2013.

Twelve-year-old Helga has more danger in her life than most beasts her age—Wrackshee slavers after her, a vicious attack by bandits that nearly kills her, a race against dragons pursuing her, and leading a daring rebellion to save her life and rescue friends
Kindle Edition, Alternate Cover Edition, 591 pages
Published November 13th 2013 (first published July 6th 2012)
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Rick Johnson
Aug 14, 2012 added it  ·  (Review from the author)  ·  review of another edition
I am the author of this book, simply providing some additional information about the story beyond the description.

"Moving with horrific speed, the kayaks approached Helbara and Helga’s hiding-place. Suddenly they slowed, pausing about fifty yards away. Using only hand signals to communicate, the Wrackshee slavers silently peered here and there for any sign of their prey. Each time a slaver’s gaze seemed to fix on their hiding-place, Helbara’s heart raced wildly.

Slowly, the Wrackshees again move
Sep 19, 2015 rated it it was amazing
4.5 stars. Perhaps i deal with fantasy adventure books about animal people well. Or perhaps they say something to me that would be less palatable if they were people? Or maybe i just like the audacity of the authors.

Helga is a marvelous heroine. Lots of bad guys and good guys. Give me some time to think about how to describe the long and somewhat complicated story with loads of characters.
Jul 04, 2015 rated it liked it
Recommended to Denise by: 50
A really good beginning to the Wood Cow Chronicles series. I read this volume because I was chosen a Goodreads winner for the second book in the series, The Overending, and will post a more detailed review there.
Oct 21, 2014 marked it as to-read
Shelves: owned-etext
Kindle Freebie -2nd book listed eReader newsletter - grabbed both to start at beginning.
Aug 15, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
A great find, not to miss--would definitely recommend.
Aug 19, 2013 rated it really liked it
A great escapist read. The author has created his own world with great characters and storylines.
Heidi Kneale
Jan 21, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: fantasy
A fun set of serial stories about Helga and the other beasts she meets. These YA anthropomorphic animal tales are fun, bold and two shades on the fresh side of delightfully ridiculous. An entertaining read.
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Before we get started I thoroughly enjoyed the story! Now to my ridiculous account of reading it.
I don't know what I was expecting when I opened this book, I did no research and did not read any reviews. I don't normally do more than read the blurb, so this was not out of the ordinary. I was so surprised by this collection of books, I don't know where to begin, to express my feelings about what I found!

The first thing that surprised me was that this is a children's book. When I saw the name Helg
Calhoun Dyer
Oct 06, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: everybody
Recommended to Calhoun by:
Spoiler Alert: Very early on in this book the entire plot goes from peaceful kingdom to a kingdom built on slavery and a mad tyrant and his family. Quickly the main characters family is forced to flee the kingdom and learn the hidden truth.That the castle of the High One is built with the blood and tears of slaves imported from the lands outside the hedge. Yet the High One is still believed to be a god.
Deborah Taylor
Ok read

I found some characters were a little disconnected. And some of the ways they spoke slowed down the storyline a little. I believe this is more of a child's book,but it was somewhat enjoyable as an adult.
Sarah Wilson
Feb 18, 2014 rated it liked it
Shelves: 2014
I never could get into this book. Not sure why...
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