The Land of the Silver Apples PDF õ The Land MOBI

The Land of the Silver Apples PDF õ The Land MOBI

The Land of the Silver Apples [PDF / Epub] ☉ The Land of the Silver Apples By Nancy Farmer – Capitalsoftworks.co.uk Jack is amazed to have caused an earthquake He is thirteen, after all, and only a bard in training But his sister, Lucy, has been stolen by the Lady of the Lake stolen a second time in her young life, Jack is amazed to have caused an earthquake of the ePUB ☆ He is thirteen, after all, and only a bard in training But his sister, Lucy, has been stolen by the Lady of the Lake stolen a second time in her young life, as he learns to his terror Caught between belief in the old gods and ChristianityAD, Britain , Jack calls upon his ash wood staff to The Land MOBI :Þ subdue a passel of unruly monks, and, for his daring, ends up in a knucker hole It is unforgettable for the boy and for readers as are the magical reappearance of the berserker Thorgil from a burial by moss new characters Pega, a slave girl from Jack s village, and the eager to marry her Bugaboo a hobgoblin king kelpies yarthkins and elves not the enchanted Land of the PDF Î sprites one would expect but the fallen angels of legend Rarely does a sequel enlarge so brilliantly the world of the first story Look for the conclusion in The Islands of the Blessed in.


10 thoughts on “The Land of the Silver Apples

  1. Sanja_Sanjalica Sanja_Sanjalica says:

    An excellent sequel to the first book, the characters are still finding themselves and their place in the world Love the hobgoblins and the portrait of Elfland The characters we got to know in the first book are learning and developing, which is always great, as well as the mythology woven into the book Can t wait to read the next one


  2. Jacob Jacob says:

    Love how it just threw me into a land where just about anything could happen Had a lot of suspense, and got me wantingevery time I set down the book One of my favorite books because of the historical ties.


  3. Trini Trini says:

    I was so excited to read this book I LOVED The Sea of Trolls It was a five star for me and I enjoyed it so much.But a mere 50 pages into this book, I could tell something was wrong Something was up And here arose my first, and huge, issue about this book that quickly changed the rating from a probably 5 stars to a definitely 4 stars or lower.The characters were so very different And in a bad way You suddenly get thrust into the characters and they are so terribly, terribly different I I was so excited to read this book I LOVED The Sea of Trolls It was a five star for me and I enjoyed it so much.But a mere 50 pages into this book, I could tell something was wrong Something was up And here arose my first, and huge, issue about this book that quickly changed the rating from a probably 5 stars to a definitely 4 stars or lower.The characters were so very different And in a bad way You suddenly get thrust into the characters and they are so terribly, terribly different It seemed like only their names and their experiences were similar with their Sea of Trolls personality.I didn t find myself enjoying the book very much Sometimes, I had to force myself to pick up the book, and then I would stop 20 minutes later because I couldn t take it any I justI don t know I couldn t get hooked into this book.Another issue.It says that Jack is 13 He was around 12 when The Sea of Trolls was finished Which meansan entire YEAR passed after the events of The Sea of Trolls, which means another year of training with the Bard What magic did Jack learn Close to none, because when he names off all the magic he knows throughout the book, it s magic that we ve seen him do in Sea of Trolls.Then, of course, Pega was annoying at some points and lovable at the others Sometimes she would just start bawling for no apparent reason, when she says that she s been through worse before , and it s so, so stupid.The appearance of Thorgil felt rushed and this is not a spoiler, because it states so in the description that Thorgil comes back It felt rushed and it never got very explained much We don t feel much coming from Jack at all, either, during this moment.Then also, several plot twists, many important, are introduced throughout the book, but Jack doesn t seem to elaborate on these very much, nor does he care to talk about them much at all Only a few paragraphs are spared on them, and nothing .I understand it can be hard to devote just the right amount of time and words to plot twists It might seem too short, or too long, whatever amount of time you spent into making the characters realize the plot twist But all you need is all of the characters realizing the plot twist, them expressing a few thoughts, and you re done Mention the plot twist in passing and everything, to make it seem official Whatever.Everything in this book felt rushed The beginning came swiftly, and I couldn t find myself attached to any character They all felt like background characters compared to Jack, who starts doing literally everything and knows everything, I guess I really liked Thorgil onceand also I found myself caring for Father Severus just a tad also, Severus Snape Are you there But really, there was nothing else.As for the writing, it was fine It flowed well enough and I could deal with that.I honestly couldn t figure out the point of this book Other than to provideworldbuilding, which we HONESTLY didn t really need in the first place, there wasn t anything The first book did the worldbuilding fine and could have left the world at that But oh no, Nancy Farmer can t have it that way She needs to have it explainedthoroughlywith loads of creaturesWe could have just left the worldbuilding off with there are the Saxons, then the berserkers from the North, who are Northmen, and there are also trolls from a long way away, in the world of Jotunheim Also, there s this Great Tree, Yggdrasil, which is basically Life, and then there are also multiple heavens that you go to, depending on your religion I know that this is based off of Norse mythology, but if we were really interested in Norse mythology, we could have snagged a nonfiction book from the library to learnabout it, if we were that intrigued.But please.I did enjoy this book a little bit, and some parts were fun But I also found all of the characters extremely stupid, not knowing anything, until BAM They seem to know EVERYTHING, at just the RIGHT TIMES All in all, here s how I ll sum this book up Jack, aka the classic Stupid But Actually Intelligent Protagonist, is stupid but seems to do everything and know everything Thorgil, aka Subtly Main Character 1, whines about people and things happening to her, but suddenly Jack tells her something great and she is ELATED Pega, aka Subtly Main Character 2, cries terribly but then is strong headed inserious situations The Bugaboo and the Nemesis, Background But Recurring Characters 1 and 2, are only there for comic relief and to save the main characters when they are always in deadly situations Father Severus, Background But Recurring Character 3, is there to merely provideinformation about Christianity Ethne, Background But Recurring Character 4, the comic relief elf that apparently loves suffering And there is also Brutus, Background But Recurring Character 5, the annoying slave whose special powers are never actually revealed Then we have the Bard, the classic Mentor Who Does Nothing During the Quest, who is actually tolerable but hardly appears in the book at all And let s not even talk about Lucy, the classic Annnoying Sibling, but taken a STEP FURTHER It appears in the description that she would again be a damsel in distress, but nah, she s just an annoying, heartless, selfish brat.This book should be renamed to What Was The Purpose Of This Thing Again More Worldbuilding I Guess So NOTE I actually did like this book, and I will be checking out the third book just to round this trilogy off, but wow did I have a lot of issues My review of The Sea of Trolls


  4. Amanda Amanda says:

    I was very excited when I saw this on the bookstore shelves, because I really enjoyed the first one, and I m a huge admirer of Nancy Farmer in general.I enjoyed the adventure, and certainly the kids who liked Sea of Trolls will love this one, too However, I was disappointed in the mythology and folklore allusions in this one Perhaps it s just that the world of hobgoblins and elves iswell trodden than the realms of Nordic mythology that Farmer introduced us to in the first book The stor I was very excited when I saw this on the bookstore shelves, because I really enjoyed the first one, and I m a huge admirer of Nancy Farmer in general.I enjoyed the adventure, and certainly the kids who liked Sea of Trolls will love this one, too However, I was disappointed in the mythology and folklore allusions in this one Perhaps it s just that the world of hobgoblins and elves iswell trodden than the realms of Nordic mythology that Farmer introduced us to in the first book The story is good, even great and addresses some of my earlier issues with the character of Lucy , but the novel lacks the depth and innovation of Sea of Trolls.All of that being said, I will be eager to see what happens to Pega and Thorgil next, which, I now see from the flap copy, we will learn be able from The Islands of the Blesseds in 2009 Why does it seem so arrogant and pushy to have the publication date for the final book so soon It feels like they re flaunting it in my face, Ha, ha, the final book is done, but we re going to make you wait two years before we let you see it Sheesh Think of the effect on a fifth grader Are they still going to be interested when they re in the seventh grade


  5. Chris Chris says:

    Low three, honestly Didn t grab me like the first book and I struggled to finish The narration is quite good though There s lots of religious backgrounds and mythologies or whatever mixed into this Sort of a there are many ways to heaven deal, so maybe not for kids or adults who are keen on sticking to nothing at all or their own kind I got lost in the names and places and events a bit It didn t help that I took one or two big breaks in my listening, but still The writing was fine I Low three, honestly Didn t grab me like the first book and I struggled to finish The narration is quite good though There s lots of religious backgrounds and mythologies or whatever mixed into this Sort of a there are many ways to heaven deal, so maybe not for kids or adults who are keen on sticking to nothing at all or their own kind I got lost in the names and places and events a bit It didn t help that I took one or two big breaks in my listening, but still The writing was fine I didn t get the same vibe of pithy wisdom as from the first book, but it had moments Holy cow my neighbors are full on smoking something fierce right now and probably super high Anyway, it was fun to have Thorgill appear again, and Pegga was a neat character I kept thinking Brutus would grow in personality and character but he never did, I thought I probably won t rush into the final book of the trilogy I forget if I ve bought it already If not, I may never That is, even if I can get it from the library I may not I may just move on


  6. Danielle Danielle says:

    Ooh, I wanted to love this book as much as I loved Sea of Trolls But as happy as I was to see Jack, Thorgil, and the Bard again, I just wasn t as thrilled with this one as I was with its predecessor The characters were great, especially the new monks and the hobgoblins, but the story meandered entirely too much and I often got confused as to how things related to each other But still, a fun read and I liked it I will definitely read the next one


  7. Bridget Bridget says:

    What an amazing journey tale Jack, Thorgil, and Pega had This fantasy book is steeped in magic and history The author certainly did her research My only complaint is that I would ve liked to knowabout Pega s background I highly recommend this, especially to fantasy lovers.


  8. Carrie Slager Carrie Slager says:

    First off, let me say that the AD 790, Britain part of this blurb is complete nonsense If you ll recall, the first book apparently takes place in 793 AD So either the blurb writer is confused about the timeline or does not know that AD goes forward while BC goes backward If you re really picky, let s just say that this book takes place 3 years later, in 796 AD.I love this book because we finally learn why Lucy is such a brat That may seem like a lame reason to like a book, but I really, tr First off, let me say that the AD 790, Britain part of this blurb is complete nonsense If you ll recall, the first book apparently takes place in 793 AD So either the blurb writer is confused about the timeline or does not know that AD goes forward while BC goes backward If you re really picky, let s just say that this book takes place 3 years later, in 796 AD.I love this book because we finally learn why Lucy is such a brat That may seem like a lame reason to like a book, but I really, truly hated her in the first book and she s evenobnoxious in this book But Nancy Farmer has an excellent reason for adding what seemed like the token cute character at first and a seemingly unimportant event sets off a series of events in motion that will change Jack s future forever.Of course old favourite characters like the Bard, Thorgil and Lucy reappear, but we re introduced to many new ones the slave girl Pega Brutus, a descendant of Lancelot himself the Bugaboo, king of the hobgoblins Ethne, a Christian half elf and many others My personal favourite characters include the charming and unpredictable Brutus, the Bugaboo and the Nemesis, who is a hobgoblin whose duty is to keep the Bugaboo from getting an inflated head Now if only all leaders had someone like the Nemesis With amazing characters, a fast paced plot and extraordinary world building, The Land of the Silver Apples is a fitting sequel to The Sea of Trolls readers will lose themselves in Nancy Farmer s fascinating world where the old religion collides with the new rising religion, Christianity I can t think of an author who puts a better spin on old fantasy clich s than Nancy Farmer while still staying true to the time period.I give this book 5 5 stars


  9. Christina Christina says:

    I didn t like this one quite as much as the first one, The Sea of Trolls, because it didn t seem to be as original as that one I d never read anything about Norse berserkers before but it was still fun Jack is back home in Saxon England, but his sister is not behaving nicely at all, she s a very spoiled brat, and so their father takes them to the local monastery to have her exorcised, fearing that she s possessed Well, it turns out she s a changeling Jack s real sister was kidnapped while I didn t like this one quite as much as the first one, The Sea of Trolls, because it didn t seem to be as original as that one I d never read anything about Norse berserkers before but it was still fun Jack is back home in Saxon England, but his sister is not behaving nicely at all, she s a very spoiled brat, and so their father takes them to the local monastery to have her exorcised, fearing that she s possessed Well, it turns out she s a changeling Jack s real sister was kidnapped while a baby and this elf child put in her place So off Jack goes to the underground Elfland to try to find his sister and bring her back, braving magical mushrooms and the sparkling illusions of the elves His traveling companions are the freed slave Pega and the Roman slave Brutus who isthan he seems And the Viking warrior girl Thorgil soon shows up, too Plus there are some fun pookas or hobgoblins they go by many names , Bugaboo and his Nemesis, who are a hoot Kind of a comedy duo of short proportions They were the best thing about the book Beware, it s book two of a trilogy and has a lame ending, in my opinion


  10. Pam ☼Because Someone Must Be a Thorn☼ Tee Pam ☼Because Someone Must Be a Thorn☼ Tee says:

    I liked this one quite a bit better than Sea of Trolls.Of course you don t know but I thought the first book in this series was one that certainly some people would thoroughly enjoy while others, like myself, would find it meh The problems had nothing to do with writing so much as the plotting and lack of satisfactory character development in the main character Jack The secondary characters were muchinteresting In this second volume, we get to see Jack develop a bit, plus there ar I liked this one quite a bit better than Sea of Trolls.Of course you don t know but I thought the first book in this series was one that certainly some people would thoroughly enjoy while others, like myself, would find it meh The problems had nothing to do with writing so much as the plotting and lack of satisfactory character development in the main character Jack The secondary characters were muchinteresting In this second volume, we get to see Jack develop a bit, plus there are a pair of very nice plot twists involving his family Overall though I was astonished to find that I had the same darn reaction to this book as the first About a 75 pages from the end, the reader part of my brain felt like the book should end, and yet it didn t It made everything that came afterwards almost annoying and like a protracted d nouement that isn t all that cathartic I don t know that I ve ever experienced anything like this before Quite puzzling.Sooo, if you also thought the first book was mediocre, know that this reader liked this one better Pam Tmom bloggerbooksforkids reviews


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10 thoughts on “The Land of the Silver Apples

  1. Sanja_Sanjalica Sanja_Sanjalica says:

    An excellent sequel to the first book, the characters are still finding themselves and their place in the world Love the hobgoblins and the portrait of Elfland The characters we got to know in the first book are learning and developing, which is always great, as well as the mythology woven into the book Can t wait to read the next one

  2. Jacob Jacob says:

    Love how it just threw me into a land where just about anything could happen Had a lot of suspense, and got me wantingevery time I set down the book One of my favorite books because of the historical ties.

  3. Trini Trini says:

    I was so excited to read this book I LOVED The Sea of Trolls It was a five star for me and I enjoyed it so much.But a mere 50 pages into this book, I could tell something was wrong Something was up And here arose my first, and huge, issue about this book that quickly changed the rating from a probably 5 stars to a definitely 4 stars or lower.The characters were so very different And in a bad way You suddenly get thrust into the characters and they are so terribly, terribly different I I was so excited to read this book I LOVED The Sea of Trolls It was a five star for me and I enjoyed it so much.But a mere 50 pages into this book, I could tell something was wrong Something was up And here arose my first, and huge, issue about this book that quickly changed the rating from a probably 5 stars to a definitely 4 stars or lower.The characters were so very different And in a bad way You suddenly get thrust into the characters and they are so terribly, terribly different It seemed like only their names and their experiences were similar with their Sea of Trolls personality.I didn t find myself enjoying the book very much Sometimes, I had to force myself to pick up the book, and then I would stop 20 minutes later because I couldn t take it any I justI don t know I couldn t get hooked into this book.Another issue.It says that Jack is 13 He was around 12 when The Sea of Trolls was finished Which meansan entire YEAR passed after the events of The Sea of Trolls, which means another year of training with the Bard What magic did Jack learn Close to none, because when he names off all the magic he knows throughout the book, it s magic that we ve seen him do in Sea of Trolls.Then, of course, Pega was annoying at some points and lovable at the others Sometimes she would just start bawling for no apparent reason, when she says that she s been through worse before , and it s so, so stupid.The appearance of Thorgil felt rushed and this is not a spoiler, because it states so in the description that Thorgil comes back It felt rushed and it never got very explained much We don t feel much coming from Jack at all, either, during this moment.Then also, several plot twists, many important, are introduced throughout the book, but Jack doesn t seem to elaborate on these very much, nor does he care to talk about them much at all Only a few paragraphs are spared on them, and nothing .I understand it can be hard to devote just the right amount of time and words to plot twists It might seem too short, or too long, whatever amount of time you spent into making the characters realize the plot twist But all you need is all of the characters realizing the plot twist, them expressing a few thoughts, and you re done Mention the plot twist in passing and everything, to make it seem official Whatever.Everything in this book felt rushed The beginning came swiftly, and I couldn t find myself attached to any character They all felt like background characters compared to Jack, who starts doing literally everything and knows everything, I guess I really liked Thorgil onceand also I found myself caring for Father Severus just a tad also, Severus Snape Are you there But really, there was nothing else.As for the writing, it was fine It flowed well enough and I could deal with that.I honestly couldn t figure out the point of this book Other than to provideworldbuilding, which we HONESTLY didn t really need in the first place, there wasn t anything The first book did the worldbuilding fine and could have left the world at that But oh no, Nancy Farmer can t have it that way She needs to have it explainedthoroughlywith loads of creaturesWe could have just left the worldbuilding off with there are the Saxons, then the berserkers from the North, who are Northmen, and there are also trolls from a long way away, in the world of Jotunheim Also, there s this Great Tree, Yggdrasil, which is basically Life, and then there are also multiple heavens that you go to, depending on your religion I know that this is based off of Norse mythology, but if we were really interested in Norse mythology, we could have snagged a nonfiction book from the library to learnabout it, if we were that intrigued.But please.I did enjoy this book a little bit, and some parts were fun But I also found all of the characters extremely stupid, not knowing anything, until BAM They seem to know EVERYTHING, at just the RIGHT TIMES All in all, here s how I ll sum this book up Jack, aka the classic Stupid But Actually Intelligent Protagonist, is stupid but seems to do everything and know everything Thorgil, aka Subtly Main Character 1, whines about people and things happening to her, but suddenly Jack tells her something great and she is ELATED Pega, aka Subtly Main Character 2, cries terribly but then is strong headed inserious situations The Bugaboo and the Nemesis, Background But Recurring Characters 1 and 2, are only there for comic relief and to save the main characters when they are always in deadly situations Father Severus, Background But Recurring Character 3, is there to merely provideinformation about Christianity Ethne, Background But Recurring Character 4, the comic relief elf that apparently loves suffering And there is also Brutus, Background But Recurring Character 5, the annoying slave whose special powers are never actually revealed Then we have the Bard, the classic Mentor Who Does Nothing During the Quest, who is actually tolerable but hardly appears in the book at all And let s not even talk about Lucy, the classic Annnoying Sibling, but taken a STEP FURTHER It appears in the description that she would again be a damsel in distress, but nah, she s just an annoying, heartless, selfish brat.This book should be renamed to What Was The Purpose Of This Thing Again More Worldbuilding I Guess So NOTE I actually did like this book, and I will be checking out the third book just to round this trilogy off, but wow did I have a lot of issues My review of The Sea of Trolls

  4. Amanda Amanda says:

    I was very excited when I saw this on the bookstore shelves, because I really enjoyed the first one, and I m a huge admirer of Nancy Farmer in general.I enjoyed the adventure, and certainly the kids who liked Sea of Trolls will love this one, too However, I was disappointed in the mythology and folklore allusions in this one Perhaps it s just that the world of hobgoblins and elves iswell trodden than the realms of Nordic mythology that Farmer introduced us to in the first book The stor I was very excited when I saw this on the bookstore shelves, because I really enjoyed the first one, and I m a huge admirer of Nancy Farmer in general.I enjoyed the adventure, and certainly the kids who liked Sea of Trolls will love this one, too However, I was disappointed in the mythology and folklore allusions in this one Perhaps it s just that the world of hobgoblins and elves iswell trodden than the realms of Nordic mythology that Farmer introduced us to in the first book The story is good, even great and addresses some of my earlier issues with the character of Lucy , but the novel lacks the depth and innovation of Sea of Trolls.All of that being said, I will be eager to see what happens to Pega and Thorgil next, which, I now see from the flap copy, we will learn be able from The Islands of the Blesseds in 2009 Why does it seem so arrogant and pushy to have the publication date for the final book so soon It feels like they re flaunting it in my face, Ha, ha, the final book is done, but we re going to make you wait two years before we let you see it Sheesh Think of the effect on a fifth grader Are they still going to be interested when they re in the seventh grade

  5. Chris Chris says:

    Low three, honestly Didn t grab me like the first book and I struggled to finish The narration is quite good though There s lots of religious backgrounds and mythologies or whatever mixed into this Sort of a there are many ways to heaven deal, so maybe not for kids or adults who are keen on sticking to nothing at all or their own kind I got lost in the names and places and events a bit It didn t help that I took one or two big breaks in my listening, but still The writing was fine I Low three, honestly Didn t grab me like the first book and I struggled to finish The narration is quite good though There s lots of religious backgrounds and mythologies or whatever mixed into this Sort of a there are many ways to heaven deal, so maybe not for kids or adults who are keen on sticking to nothing at all or their own kind I got lost in the names and places and events a bit It didn t help that I took one or two big breaks in my listening, but still The writing was fine I didn t get the same vibe of pithy wisdom as from the first book, but it had moments Holy cow my neighbors are full on smoking something fierce right now and probably super high Anyway, it was fun to have Thorgill appear again, and Pegga was a neat character I kept thinking Brutus would grow in personality and character but he never did, I thought I probably won t rush into the final book of the trilogy I forget if I ve bought it already If not, I may never That is, even if I can get it from the library I may not I may just move on

  6. Danielle Danielle says:

    Ooh, I wanted to love this book as much as I loved Sea of Trolls But as happy as I was to see Jack, Thorgil, and the Bard again, I just wasn t as thrilled with this one as I was with its predecessor The characters were great, especially the new monks and the hobgoblins, but the story meandered entirely too much and I often got confused as to how things related to each other But still, a fun read and I liked it I will definitely read the next one

  7. Bridget Bridget says:

    What an amazing journey tale Jack, Thorgil, and Pega had This fantasy book is steeped in magic and history The author certainly did her research My only complaint is that I would ve liked to knowabout Pega s background I highly recommend this, especially to fantasy lovers.

  8. Carrie Slager Carrie Slager says:

    First off, let me say that the AD 790, Britain part of this blurb is complete nonsense If you ll recall, the first book apparently takes place in 793 AD So either the blurb writer is confused about the timeline or does not know that AD goes forward while BC goes backward If you re really picky, let s just say that this book takes place 3 years later, in 796 AD.I love this book because we finally learn why Lucy is such a brat That may seem like a lame reason to like a book, but I really, tr First off, let me say that the AD 790, Britain part of this blurb is complete nonsense If you ll recall, the first book apparently takes place in 793 AD So either the blurb writer is confused about the timeline or does not know that AD goes forward while BC goes backward If you re really picky, let s just say that this book takes place 3 years later, in 796 AD.I love this book because we finally learn why Lucy is such a brat That may seem like a lame reason to like a book, but I really, truly hated her in the first book and she s evenobnoxious in this book But Nancy Farmer has an excellent reason for adding what seemed like the token cute character at first and a seemingly unimportant event sets off a series of events in motion that will change Jack s future forever.Of course old favourite characters like the Bard, Thorgil and Lucy reappear, but we re introduced to many new ones the slave girl Pega Brutus, a descendant of Lancelot himself the Bugaboo, king of the hobgoblins Ethne, a Christian half elf and many others My personal favourite characters include the charming and unpredictable Brutus, the Bugaboo and the Nemesis, who is a hobgoblin whose duty is to keep the Bugaboo from getting an inflated head Now if only all leaders had someone like the Nemesis With amazing characters, a fast paced plot and extraordinary world building, The Land of the Silver Apples is a fitting sequel to The Sea of Trolls readers will lose themselves in Nancy Farmer s fascinating world where the old religion collides with the new rising religion, Christianity I can t think of an author who puts a better spin on old fantasy clich s than Nancy Farmer while still staying true to the time period.I give this book 5 5 stars

  9. Christina Christina says:

    I didn t like this one quite as much as the first one, The Sea of Trolls, because it didn t seem to be as original as that one I d never read anything about Norse berserkers before but it was still fun Jack is back home in Saxon England, but his sister is not behaving nicely at all, she s a very spoiled brat, and so their father takes them to the local monastery to have her exorcised, fearing that she s possessed Well, it turns out she s a changeling Jack s real sister was kidnapped while I didn t like this one quite as much as the first one, The Sea of Trolls, because it didn t seem to be as original as that one I d never read anything about Norse berserkers before but it was still fun Jack is back home in Saxon England, but his sister is not behaving nicely at all, she s a very spoiled brat, and so their father takes them to the local monastery to have her exorcised, fearing that she s possessed Well, it turns out she s a changeling Jack s real sister was kidnapped while a baby and this elf child put in her place So off Jack goes to the underground Elfland to try to find his sister and bring her back, braving magical mushrooms and the sparkling illusions of the elves His traveling companions are the freed slave Pega and the Roman slave Brutus who isthan he seems And the Viking warrior girl Thorgil soon shows up, too Plus there are some fun pookas or hobgoblins they go by many names , Bugaboo and his Nemesis, who are a hoot Kind of a comedy duo of short proportions They were the best thing about the book Beware, it s book two of a trilogy and has a lame ending, in my opinion

  10. Pam ☼Because Someone Must Be a Thorn☼ Tee Pam ☼Because Someone Must Be a Thorn☼ Tee says:

    I liked this one quite a bit better than Sea of Trolls.Of course you don t know but I thought the first book in this series was one that certainly some people would thoroughly enjoy while others, like myself, would find it meh The problems had nothing to do with writing so much as the plotting and lack of satisfactory character development in the main character Jack The secondary characters were muchinteresting In this second volume, we get to see Jack develop a bit, plus there ar I liked this one quite a bit better than Sea of Trolls.Of course you don t know but I thought the first book in this series was one that certainly some people would thoroughly enjoy while others, like myself, would find it meh The problems had nothing to do with writing so much as the plotting and lack of satisfactory character development in the main character Jack The secondary characters were muchinteresting In this second volume, we get to see Jack develop a bit, plus there are a pair of very nice plot twists involving his family Overall though I was astonished to find that I had the same darn reaction to this book as the first About a 75 pages from the end, the reader part of my brain felt like the book should end, and yet it didn t It made everything that came afterwards almost annoying and like a protracted d nouement that isn t all that cathartic I don t know that I ve ever experienced anything like this before Quite puzzling.Sooo, if you also thought the first book was mediocre, know that this reader liked this one better Pam Tmom bloggerbooksforkids reviews

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