Sequel to the highly-acclaimed Troll Fell, this is just as exciting, dramatic and atmospheric.
But watch out! You never know what sneaky creatures are lurking in the shadows of Troll Mill, waiting to jump out at you..."With a piercing squeal - with an anguished wooden groan - with a roar of muffled waters - Troll Mill woke from its sleep..." For three years Troll Mill has stood empty, and Peer Ulfsson has found a home with his friend Hilde.
But in the shadows of eerie Troll Fell, surrounded by sly and mischievous creatures, life doesn't remain peaceful for long...Returning from a hard day's fishing, and with a violent storm brewing, Peer watches horror-struck as his friend Kersten rushes to the shore - thrusting her young baby into his arms - and throws herself into the sea.
Struggling home with the baby, Peer passes the old mill, once owned by his wicked uncles, and sees the millwheel turning!
But it has been derelict for years...Who or what could be lurking in the shadows?
This exciting, atmospheric novel from rising star, Katherine Langrish, mixes adventure with folklore monsters to create a brilliantly creepy sequel to Troll Fell.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 338 pages
- Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
- Publication Date: 02/10/2006
- Category: General
- ISBN: 9780007170753
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Review by Ameliaiif
Whew, <i>Troll Mill</i> really picks up on adventure and excitement! I think I might actually like it a teeny bit more than <i>Troll Fell</i>! In this continuing story, 3 years have passed and Peer and Hilde and now (dum dum dum!) teenagers! I haven’t been all that impressed with teen protagonists lately, but here, both characters capture the changes in behavior and feelings without being over-the-top or annoying. Very nice! And the sweet budding romance – perfect!Once again, a very engaging read! It seems like this story is a little more serious than its predecessor; older characters, a little more mature storyline – very cool! This may sound like an incredibly obvious observation, but I really like how Ms. Langrish tells her story: I mean, I like the progression it takes. You don’t feel frenzied or harried when you’re reading, but you don’t feel bored either. The plot progresses at a very nice pace, and that seems like a feat much harder than we would all think.So in a nutshell: very engaging story that ups the ante a little on the drama…a very smooth transition from the first bookIn addition to the two MCs, Peer and Hilde, <i>Troll Mill</i> offers a rich ensemble cast of very detailed and well-crafted characters. I can’t say enough how much I like the inclusion of parent figures in this story. In other books/movies, they’re usually either dead or totally useless. It was very refreshing, therefore, to see adult figures in leadership roles. I loved all the characters, even the wicked uncles! Can’t wait to see what happens to everybody in the final installment.Amelialand RatingV: I don’t really recall anythingS: A little (teeny weenie) bit of innuendo, but it’s in the context of a human-“magical creature” marriage, so nothing major by any means, and kids will most likely just read over itL: Once again, didn’t catch anything! *sighs in relief*Final Rating: 4.7/5. Yes, I know, 4.7 is a random number, but I liked this book a little more than <i>Troll Fell</i>, so I wanted to boost its rating a little. This series is highly recommended