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Troll Mountain: The Complete Novel Kindle Edition
From Australia's favourite novelist, author of the Scarecrow series and the Jack West Jr series with new novel The One Impossible Labyrinth out now.
A dauntless young hero.
An army of brutal monsters.
An impossible quest.
Journey to the mountain ...
In an isolated valley, a small tribe of humans is dying from a terrible illness.
There are rumors, however, that the trolls of Troll Mountain, the valley's fearsome overlords, have found a cure for the illness: a fabulous elixir.
When his sister is struck down by the disease and his tribal leaders refuse to help him, an intrepid youth named Raf decides to defy his tribe and do the unthinkable: he will journey alone to Troll Mountain and steal the elixir from the dreaded trolls.
But to get to Troll Mountain, Raf will have to pass through dangerous swamps and haunting forests filled with wolves, hobgoblins and, worst of all, the ever-present danger of rogue trolls ...
The journey to the mountain has begun.
IN THIS NOVEL MATTHEW REILLY TAKES YOU ON HIS WILDEST RIDE YET: A HEADLONG QUEST TO THE DARK HEART OF THE KINGDOM OF THE TROLLS.
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- ASIN : B00IRXPOBC
- Publisher : Momentum (20 May 2014)
- Language : English
- File size : 6116 KB
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Screen Reader : Supported
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Enabled
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print length : 134 pages
- Best Sellers Rank: 100,257 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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The story revolves around a young orphaned boy and his sister who live in an isolated, small village ruled by Trolls. There is a dreadful illness killing tribe members which is based around family and hierarchy. To add to the village problems the Trolls have cut off their water supply leaving them with just a trickle for survival. When his sister becomes ill it spurs Raf into a quest to steal a cure, which the Trolls possess. Thus the adventure begins!
As with all of Mathew Reilly's stories this is a fast paced, action packed adventure that you will find it hard to put down. The strategies used to confront his foes not to mention the difficulties on this quest are well thought out and unexpected. The amazing fortress of the Trolls is extensive and the courage required to conquer all of this and escape will keep you on the edge.
This also would appear to be Reilly's first foray into the world of children's books. There is nothing in here that would upset a young reader - there is a clear moral to the story, and there are few shades of grey, characters are generally either good or evil, not much nuance to be found here. I suspect some fans of his previous novels may find this a bit simplistic and perhaps a little disappointing. I found it very enjoyable, although not challenging.
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This has not disappointed me even though I did not even look up the storyline.
This is more of a children's book than anything but even so I thoroughly enjoyed it. Trolls, opposing tribes, a hint of lord of the rings, adventurous youth with daring do.
Basically a tribal system has the hero of the day as a manual labour grunt, denied access to the upper echelons by birth.
Disease strikes and the hero goes looking for the cure from the trolls who like to eat people by the way.
Meets up with sidekicks and ................... I do not want to spoil the book do I?
Thats the scene set for the book and a lot more that I knew before I started it.
This is a brilliant book for reading to and with imaginative children.
Well worth buying. Well worth the read.
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