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The Sleeping Army

(2011)
(The first book in the Mortal Gods series)
A novel by

 
 
Freya is an ordinary girl living in modern Britain, but with a twist: people still worship the Viking gods. She's caught in her parents' divorce, and shuttling between bickering adults is no fun. One evening, stuck with her dad on his night shift at the British Museum, she is drawn to the Lewis Chessmen and Heimdall's Horn. Unable to resist, she blows the horn, waking three chess pieces from their enchantment; the slaves Roskva and Alfi, and Snot the Berserk. They are all summoned to Asgard, land of the Viking gods, and told they must go on a perilous journey to restore the gods to youth. If Freya refuses she will be turned into an ivory chess piece but, if she accepts her destiny and fails, the same terrible fate awaits her. Brilliantly funny, original and a wholly new take on the Norse myths - and the travails of contemporary family life.

Genre: Young Adult Fantasy

Praise for this book

"Breathtaking, magical storytelling. I loved this book." - Eoin Colfer


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Hardback Editions

October 2011 : UK Hardback
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Title: The Sleeping Army (Sleeping Army 1)
Author(s): Francesca Simon
ISBN: 1-84668-278-9 / 978-1-84668-278-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: Profile Books
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October 2011 : UK Hardback
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Title: The Sleeping Army
Author(s): Francesca Simon
ISBN: 1-84668-628-8 / 978-1-84668-628-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: Profile Books
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Paperback Editions

May 2012 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Sleeping Army (Sleeping Army 1)
Author(s): Francesca Simon
ISBN: 1-84668-279-7 / 978-1-84668-279-7 (UK edition)
Publisher: Profile Books
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU   


Audio Editions

October 2011 : UK Audio CD
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Title: The Sleeping Army
Author(s): Francesca Simon
ISBN: 1-84668-551-6 / 978-1-84668-551-4 (UK edition)
Publisher: Profile Books
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


Kindle Editions

October 2011 : USA, Australia, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Sleeping Army (Sleeping Army 1)
Author(s): Francesca Simon
Publisher: Profile Books
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU