Jack is an apprentice bard and just beginning to learn the secrets of his mysterious master, when he and his little sister are captured by Viking chief, Olaf One-Brow, and taken to the court of Ivar the Boneless. Ivar is married to a half-troll named Frith, an evil and unpredictable queen with a strange power over her husband's court. Jack is sent ...Read MoreJack is an apprentice bard and just beginning to learn the secrets of his mysterious master, when he and his little sister are captured by Viking chief, Olaf One-Brow, and taken to the court of Ivar the Boneless. Ivar is married to a half-troll named Frith, an evil and unpredictable queen with a strange power over her husband's court. Jack is sent on to the kingdom of the trolls, where he has to find the magical well and undo the charm he has cast on Frith. He is accompanied by Thorgill, a shield maiden, aged 12, who wants to be a berserker when she grows up. Together, they are set for a magical and exciting adventure.Read Less
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Fine in Fine jacket. Signed by Author Fifth Printing. Thick 8vo. Inscribed and signed by the author on the frnt fly. Prev. owner's name also on half title page, title page, and dedication page; else text block unmarked; overall NF/NF in clear dust jacket cvr.
New York/Toronto/London: A Richard Jackson Book/Atheneum Books, 2004. First Edition. Fine hardcover in Fine dustwrapper. Illustrated with two maps. Historical fantasy of the Viking Age by a Newbery Honor and National Book Award author. First book in the Sea of Trolls trilogy.
Fine in Fine jacket. Signed by Author(s) 0689867441 First Print. Signed by the author on the title page. NOT inscribed, clipped or otherwise marked. Dust jacket in protective cover and shipped in a box. Complete # line 10987654321.
Fine in glossy illustrated boards. SIGNED by author (or contributor) HC-SIGNED on the title page. A novel for older children or young adults which draws upon Scandinavian mythology and medieval history. While the story is an exciting-and sometimes humorous one-it is enriched by allusions to Beowulf, the destruction of the Holy Isle of Lindisfarne, and the Norse legend of Jack and Jill. In explaining why she wrote a novel about the Norsemen, Farmer said that they "gave us a sense of individuality, a love of freedom, and a respect for courage and loyalty." While very different in tone and time from Farmer's multiple award winning novel 'The House of the Scorpion, ' this is equally rewarding. In reviewing this book for the UK Times, Amanda Craig said "the classics of children's literature remain pretty much the same. Why bother to read new ones when the old are so good? Yet every so often something comes along which should instantly be added to the list of those books which leave an indelible mark on the imagination....Nancy Farmer's The Sea of Trolls is such a book....I have no hesitation in recommending Sea of Trolls as the best children's novel of 2004."
Near Fine in Not Issued jacket. Signed by Author SIGNED by the AUTHOR on the Title page. Signature only A First edition, First printing. Book is in Near Fine condition. Boards are clean, not bumped. Fore edges have a tiny bit of shelf wear. Interior is clean and legible. Not remaindered. NO DUST JACKET AS ISSUED. All-Ways well boxed, All-Ways fast service. Thanks.
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