First Line: The fire Hisses, then snaps, and the dog looks up from his place on the hearth.
What Others Are Saying: "Several Norwegian folktales are seamlessly integrated into the fast-paced, lyrically narrated story, which features a protagonist as stalwart and fearless as any fairy-tale hero." — The Hornbook
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What I Thought: I've had Heart of A Samurai on my TBR List for sometime so when I saw this on Netgalley I jumped at the chance to review it. The mingling of the Norwegian fairytale and folklore is embedded into the story so smoothly that you don't notice you've moved from one to the other. I had a hard time getting used to the present tense of Astri's voice, but once I pushed past that the read was fast and the action never stopped. I'm looking forward to reading more by Preus.
About The Author: Margi Preus
Who: "Margi (pronounced with a hard "g" like Margo!) lives in Duluth, Minnesota, where she spent 20 years directing Colder by the Lake Comedy Theatrewhile writing comic plays, adaptations, libretti, short fiction, and “short short fiction." She also teaches children’s literature at the College of St. Scholastica’s School of Education. She has previously published several books for children." —Interview on The Fourth Musketeer