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An exciting adventure-filled story of Peer Ulfsson and his dog, Loki, Peer’s hideous uncles Baldur and Grim Grimsson, and their hideous dog, Grendel, and the trolls of Troll Fell.
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.
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Atmospheric, dramatic, stylish and intensely engaging, Katherine Langrish’s Troll Fell is the real thing. I’ve rarely read a more confident and assured first novel that was so mature and had as many of the ingredients that are needed to herald the arrival of a significant writing talent. Troll Fell is in turns gritty and bleak, and also magical and uplifting. I think Langrish is a natural storyteller and I look forward to discovering more of her imagination in years to come.
Katherine grew up in Yorkshire and has been writing stories most of her life. She took a First Class Honours BA degree in English from the University of London, winning the Sir Charles Harris Prize for External Students. Married with two daughters, Katherine and her family lived in Fontainebleau, where she began storytelling to classes at the International School. In 1997 Katherine and her family relocated again to Corning, New York State. There, Katherine joined Literacy Volunteers of America, a voluntary organisation for teaching reading and numeracy. Katherine and her family currently live in England.
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Book Description N Y.: Harper, 2004, N Y., 2004. Soft cover. Book Condition: Like New. Dust Jacket Condition: No d J. UNcorrected Proof. Like New/No d J. UNcorrected Proof. Look at Our Others on Subject. 2st novel of katherine langrish, very close to a scaninavian saga with real trollas, evil uncles, giants, good reading, medium sotcover, 264pp. Look at Our Others on Subject. Bookseller Inventory # 003389