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Valiant

(2005)
(A book in the Modern Tale of Faerie series)
A novel by

 
 
Awards
Mythopoeic Fantasy Award for Adult Literature Best Children/Young Adult Fiction (nominee)
Andre Norton Award Best Book
When seventeen-year-old Valerie Russell runs away to New York City, she's trying to escape a life that has utterly betrayed her. Sporting a new identity, she takes up with a gang of squatters who live in the city's labyrinthine subway system.

But there's something eerily beguiling about Val's new friends. Impulsive Lolli talks of monsters in the subway tunnels they call home and shoots up a shimmery amber-colored powder that makes the shadows around her dance. Severe Luis claims he can make deals with creatures that no one else can see. And then there's Luis's brother, timid and sensitive Dave, who makes the mistake of letting Val tag along as he makes a delivery to a woman who turns out to have goat hooves instead of feet.

When a bewildered Val allows Lolli to talk her into tracking down the hidden lair of the creature for whom Luis and Dave have been dealing, Val finds herself bound into service by a troll named Ravus. He is as hideous as he is honorable. And as Val grows to know him, she finds herself torn between her affection for an honorable monster and her fear of what her new friends are becoming.

Bestselling author Holly Black follows her breakout debut, Tithe, with a rich, harrowing, and compulsively readable parable of betrayal, abuse, friendship, and love.

Genre: Young Adult Fantasy    Get it on Google Play

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Used availability for Holly Black's Valiant

Hardback Editions

April 2009 : USA Library Binding
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Title: Valiant: A Modern Tale of Faerie
Author(s): Holly Black
ISBN: 1-4395-8380-3 / 978-1-4395-8380-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Paw Prints
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September 2006 : USA Library Binding
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Title: Valiant: A Modern Faerie Tale (Turtleback School & Library Binding Edition)
Author(s): Holly Black
ISBN: 1-4177-7994-2 / 978-1-4177-7994-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Turtleback Books
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January 2006 : USA Hardback
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Title: Valiant: A Modern Tale of Faerie
Author(s): Holly Black
ISBN: 0-7862-8226-6 / 978-0-7862-8226-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Thorndike Press
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May 2005 : USA Hardback
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Title: Valiant
Author(s): Holly Black
ISBN: 0-689-86822-7 / 978-0-689-86822-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Margaret K. McElderry Books
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


Paperback Editions

August 2009 : UK Paperback
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Title: Valiant (Modern Tale of Faerie)
Author(s): Holly Black
ISBN: 1-84739-343-8 / 978-1-84739-343-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: Pocket Books
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September 2006 : USA Paperback
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Title: Valiant: A Modern Faerie Tale
Author(s): Holly Black
ISBN: 0-689-86823-5 / 978-0-689-86823-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Margaret K. McElderry Books
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July 2006 : USA Paperback
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Title: Valiant: A Modern Faerie Tale (Modern Faerie Tale)
Author(s): HOLLY BLACK
ISBN: 1-4169-0119-1 / 978-1-4169-0119-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: SIMON & SCHUSTER CHILDRENS
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September 2005 : USA Paperback
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Title: Valiant
Author(s): Holly Black
ISBN: 1-4169-0118-3 / 978-1-4169-0118-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: SIMON & SCHUSTER CHI
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Audio Editions

June 2006 : USA Audio CD
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Title: Valiant (Lib)(CD) (Modern Faerie Tale)
Author(s): Holly Black
ISBN: 0-7393-3598-7 / 978-0-7393-3598-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Listening Library
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June 2006 : USA Audio CD
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Title: Valiant: A Modern Tale of Faerie
Author(s): Holly Black
ISBN: 0-7393-3121-3 / 978-0-7393-3121-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Listening Library (Audio)
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June 2006 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Valiant: A Modern Tale of Faerie
Author(s): Holly Black
Publisher: Listening Library
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June 2006 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: Valiant: A Modern Tale of Faerie
Author(s): Holly Black
Publisher: Listening Library
Availability: Amazon CA   


June 2006 : UK Audio edition
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Title: Valiant: Modern Tale of Faerie, Book 2
Author(s): Holly Black
Publisher: Listening Library
Availability: Amazon UK   


June 2006 : USA Audio Cassette

Title: Valiant: A Modern Tale of Faerie
Author(s): Holly Black
ISBN: 0-7393-3597-9 / 978-0-7393-3597-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Listening Library
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Kindle Editions

September 2012 : UK Kindle edition
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Title: Valiant (Modern Tale of Faerie)
Author(s): Holly Black
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Children's UK
Availability: Amazon UK   


May 2006 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: Valiant: A Modern Tale of Faerie (Modern Faerie Tale Book 2)
Author(s): Holly Black
Publisher: Margaret K. McElderry Books
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA