Heroes of the Valley was an enjoyable read through and through. I enjoyed reading the tale of Halli Sviensson and how his family grew and how the valley came to be. It started off with Halli being born and him growing up and becoming a young man. As he grew, he played pranks, tricks on his family and the servants of his household. The only one who had paid any attention to him was his uncle, Brodir, who told him tales of his journey through the valley.
However, soon Brodir is murdered by a person from another house. Angered by this, Halli goes after his killer in the dead of night and with in 3 weeks, he reaches the house of Hakon, home of his uncle murderer. As infiltrates and enters the room of the murder, he finds that he can not kill the murderer and is about to leave as the murderer wakes up. A chase is started and ends the the murderer and the Hakon house being set aflame. Halli escapes and is chased back to the house of Arne, where he meets with his friend Aud, a daughter of the house. She helps him get back on his feet and he returns to the house of Svien.
End of part 1.