The Sea of Trolls
Jack was eleven when the berserkers loomed out of the fog and nabbed him. "It seems that things are stirring across the water," the Bard had warned. "Ships are being built, swords are being forged." "Is that bad?" Jack had asked, for his Saxon village had never before seen berserkers. "Of... show more
Jack was eleven when the berserkers loomed out of the fog and nabbed him. "It seems that things are stirring across the water," the Bard had warned. "Ships are being built, swords are being forged." "Is that bad?" Jack had asked, for his Saxon village had never before seen berserkers. "Of course. People don't make ships and swords unless they intend to use them." The year is A.D. 793. In the next months, Jack and his little sister, Lucy, are enslaved by Olaf One-Brow and his fierce young shipmate, Thorgil. With a crow named Bold Heart for mysterious company, they are swept up into an adventure-quest that follows in the spirit of The Lord of the Rings. Other threats include a willful mother Dragon, a giant spider, and a troll-boar with a surprising personality -- to say nothing of Ivar the Boneless and his wife, Queen Frith, a shape-shifting half-troll, and several eight foot tall, orange-haired, full-time trolls. But in stories by award-winner Nancy Farmer, appearances do deceive. She has never told a richer, funnier tale, nor offered more timeless encouragement to young seekers than "Just say no to pillaging."
Publish date: September 1st 2004
Publisher: Atheneum Books for Young Readers
Pages no: 459
Edition language: English
Series: Sea of Trolls (#1)
3.5 stars.Jack tiene 11 años y es hijo de un granjero y es elegido como aprendiz del Bardo de su aldea (que más se asemeja a mi idea de un druida benevolente que un músico). La aldea es atacada por vikingos 'berseker', y mientras Jack y su maestro intentan defender la aldea son atacados por magia de...
I've read it 2 times because of it's awesomeness. If you love fiction, this is a really satisfying book. It was well made and there are no dull moments in the story. MUST READ.
I'm writing this long overdue review just because im bored. In addition, I read the whole trilogy and I admit, Lucy was one of the most annoying and hateful characters I have encountered. Thankfully, Jack and Thorgil was there to bring relief annd fun into this story. This wait take too long but I'l...
An ordinary Saxon farm boy with a kind of abusive dad is picked by the local bard/Druid to be his apprentice and promptly has an adventure involving some Norse pillagers, trolls, and a petulant "shield-maiden" warrior who passes as a boy. Good times!