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Troll Fell

by Katherine Langrish

Category: Children & Teen Fiction / Sci-Fi & Fantasy
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 4 July 2005
Number of pages: 320

Interest Age: From 9

Description:
Bearing all the markings of a truely classic novel, Troll Fell, is an exciting adventure-filled tale of Peer, his evil uncles, treasure and wicked trolls. Peer Ulfsson stood miserably at his father's funeral pyre, watching the sparks whirl up like millions of shining spirits streaking away into the dark. But someone else is also at the funeral. Peer's half-uncle, Baldur Grimsson. Peer watches helplessly as Uncle Baldur sells his father's property and pockets the money. Peer is then forced to move away from the world he knows in Hammerhaven, and live with his two half-uncles at their mill near Troll Fell. Peer hopes his other uncle will be more welcoming and less ferocious than Baldur, but Baldur is an identical twin, and Grim Grimsson is just as mean-spirited and greedy as his brother. Peer lives a life of servitude, with only the company of his faithful dog, Loki, until he meets spirited Hilde, whose family farm on Troll Fell, and Nis, his uncles' house spirit. Between them, they must foil a plot by the Grimsson brothers to sell one boy and one girl to the trolls who live on Troll Fell. But the Grimssons want riches, and they will do anything to get them. And as everyone knows, trolls are rich...but they are also cunning.

What the papers say:
"In Troll Fell Katherine Langrish has unearthed a captivating world. Bleak and captivating. Her style is quirky and hypnotic and her characters are instantly recognizable as someone you know, or someone you wish you didn't." Eoin Colfer "Troll Fell is a joy... a marvellous, magical adventure..." Amanda Craig, The Times "The style is enthralling, and the adventure persuasive and gripping. A juicy read for children." Independent on Sunday "From the opening page... Langrish's power to locate her story in the reader's imagination is reminiscent of Alan Garner." Sunday Telegraph "Atmospheric, with lowering weather, storms and blizzards, luridly imaginative... with nice touches of humour..." Children's Bookseller "Troll Fell, exciting, funny, vividly written and tightly plotted, is steeped in the essence of Scandinavian folklore..." Carousel

Author's Biography:
Katherine Langrish grew up in Yorkshire, studied English at university and has always enjoyed writing and telling stories. Married with two daughters, Katherine lived in France near the edge of the Forest of Fontainebleau, where she ran a storytelling group for children. She has also lived in New York State, near the Finger Lakes, said by Native American legends to be the hand-print of the Great Spirit. Katherine currently lives in Oxfordshire and is enjoying her life as a full-time author.

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