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The Sea of Trolls
  • Author : Nancy Farmer
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Pages : 496
  • ISBN : 9781481443081
  • Reader Reviews : 28
  • Genre : Fiction
  • After Jack becomes apprenticed to a Druid bard, he and his little sister Lucy are captured by Viking Berserkers and taken to the home of King Ivar the Boneless and his half-troll queen, leading Jack to undertake a vital quest to Jotunheim, home of the trolls.

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    The Sea of Trolls
  • Author : Nancy Farmer
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Pages : 480
  • ISBN : 9781847397317
  • Reader Reviews : 28
  • Genre : Juvenile Fiction
  • 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 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.

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    The Sea of Trolls
  • Author : Nancy Farmer
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Pages : 482
  • ISBN : 9781416914327
  • Reader Reviews : 55
  • Genre : Fiction
  • “The Sea of Trolls blends ancient history and Norse epics with recognizable bits of Star Wars and The Lord of the Rings” (The New York Times). Jack is kidnapped by berserkers from his Saxon village in the year A.D. 793, an occurrence forewarned by his mentor the Bard. Captured by Viking chief Olaf One-Brow, Jack and his sister, Lucy, are swiftly 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 mistakenly casts a charm on her—and is banished to the kingdom of the trolls to find the magic that will undo the charm. Accompanied by Thorgill, a shield maiden who wants to be a berserker, and by the mysterious crow called Bold Heart, Jack sets out on a harrowing and exciting quest for the ages. From National Book Award winner Nancy Farmer, this first book in the Sea of Trolls trilogy is epic fantasy at its best.

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    The Land of the Silver Apples
  • Author : Nancy Farmer
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Pages : 528
  • ISBN : 1439103313
  • Reader Reviews : 17
  • Genre : Fiction
  • “Like the druidic life force Jack taps, this hearty adventure, as personal as it is epic, will cradle readers in the ‘hollow of its hand’ (Booklist, starred review). Jack has caused an earthquake. He was trying to save his sister Lucy from being thrown down a well, but sometimes the magic doesn’t quite work out. Not only does Jack demolish a monastery, but Lucy is carried off by the Lady of the Lake, and Jack has to follow her through the Hollow Road, which lies underground. Aided by Pega, a slave, and the berserker Thorgil, Jack encounters hobgoblins, kelpies, yarthkins, and elves—not the enchanted sprites one would expect, but fallen angels who steal human children for pets. In the eighth century, the world is caught between belief in the Old Gods and Christianity, and what Jack and his companions do will decide the fate of both religions. From National Book Award winner Nancy Farmer, this second book in the Sea of Trolls trilogy brilliantly enlarges the world of the first story. Look for the conclusion in The Islands of the Blessed.

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    The Islands of the Blessed
  • Author : Nancy Farmer
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Pages : 496
  • ISBN : 9781481443104
  • Reader Reviews : 8
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Two years after their adventures in The Land of the Silver Apples, the apprentice bard Jack and his Viking companion Thorgil confront the malevolent spirit of a vengeful mermaid and begin a quest that casts them among the fin folk of Notland.

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    The House of the Scorpion
  • Author : Nancy Farmer
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Pages : 400
  • ISBN : 9781471120381
  • Reader Reviews : 3
  • Genre : Juvenile Fiction
  • Matt is six years old when he discovers that he is different from other children and other people. To most, Matt isn't considered a boy at all, but a beast, dirty and disgusting. But to El Patron, lord of a country called Opium, Matt is the guarantee of eternal life. El Patron loves Matt as he loves himself - for Matt is himself. They share the exact same DNA. As Matt struggles to understand his existence and what that existence truly means, he is threatened by a host of sinister and manipulating characters, from El Patron's power-hungry family to the brain-deadened eejits and mindless slaves that toil Opium's poppy fields. Surrounded by a dangerous army of bodyguards, escape is the only chance Matt has to survive. But even escape is no guarantee of freedom… because Matt is marked by his difference in ways that he doesn't even suspect.

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    The Land of the Silver Apples
  • Author : Nancy Farmer
  • Publisher : Gallery / Saga Press
  • Pages : 528
  • ISBN : 9781481443098
  • Reader Reviews : 9
  • Genre : Fiction
  • “Like the druidic life force Jack taps, this hearty adventure, as personal as it is epic, will cradle readers in the ‘hollow of its hand’ (Booklist, starred review). Jack has caused an earthquake. He was trying to save his sister Lucy from being thrown down a well, but sometimes the magic doesn’t quite work out. Not only does Jack demolish a monastery, but Lucy is carried off by the Lady of the Lake, and Jack has to follow her through the Hollow Road, which lies underground. Aided by Pega, a slave, and the berserker Thorgil, Jack encounters hobgoblins, kelpies, yarthkins, and elves—not the enchanted sprites one would expect, but fallen angels who steal human children for pets. In the eighth century, the world is caught between belief in the Old Gods and Christianity, and what Jack and his companions do will decide the fate of both religions. From National Book Award winner Nancy Farmer, this second book in the Sea of Trolls trilogy brilliantly enlarges the world of the first story. Look for the conclusion in The Islands of the Blessed.

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    Lord of Opium
  • Author : Nancy Farmer
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Pages : 432
  • ISBN : 9781471118302
  • Reader Reviews :
  • Genre : Juvenile Fiction
  • Matt has always been nothing but a clone - an exact replica, grown from a strip of old El Patron's skin. Now, age fourteen, Matt suddenly finds himself thrust into the position of ruling over his own country, Opium, on the one-time border between the US and Mexico, stretching from the ruins of San Diego to the ruins of Matamoros. But while Opium thrives, the rest of the world has been devastated by ecological disaster… and hidden somewhere in Opium is the cure. And that isn't all that's hidden within the depths of Opium. Matt is haunted by the ubiquitous army of eejits, zombie-like workers harnessed to the old El Patron's sinister system of drug growing... people stripped of the very qualities which once made them human. Matt wants to use his newfound power to help stop the suffering, but he can't even find a way to smuggle his childhood love Maria across the border and into Opium. Instead, his every move hits a roadblock - both from the traitors that surround him and from a voice within himself. For who is Matt really but the clone of an evil, murderous dictator?

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    A Girl Named Disaster
  • Author : Nancy Farmer
  • Publisher : Scholastic Inc.
  • Pages : 320
  • ISBN : 9780545229784
  • Reader Reviews : 23
  • Genre : Juvenile Fiction
  • Orchard Classics is a collectible hardcover line of Newbery award-winning titles from the Orchard backlist that have fresh, beautiful new designs and include author prefaces and discussion guides. A GIRL NAMED DISASTER is the humorous and heartwrenching story of young girl who discovers her own courage and strength when she makes the dangerous journey from Mozambique to Zimbabwe. Nhamo is a Shona girl living in a traditional village in Mozambique in 1981. When her family tries to force her into a marriage with a cruel man, she flees. What was supposed to have been a short boat trip across the border into Zimbabwe, where she hoped to find her father, turns into an adventure filled with challenges and danger that lasts a year.

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    The Land of the Trolls
  • Author : Artur Laperla
  • Publisher : Graphic Universe TM
  • Pages : 48
  • ISBN : 9781728451633
  • Reader Reviews : 1
  • Genre : Juvenile Fiction
  • Felix has just found a tunnel to a land full of trolls! A troll named Calcite is happy to show him around, but the tour ends early when a band of gnomes captures the new friends. That means tiny arrows from tiny bows. The little archers think trolls eat gnomes, but that's silly—trolls eat rocks! Can Felix and Calcite fix this big misunderstanding?

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    Poseidon and the Sea of Fury
  • Author : Joan Holub,Suzanne Williams
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Pages : 128
  • ISBN : 9781442452664
  • Reader Reviews : 1
  • Genre : Juvenile Fiction
  • A young Poseidon must triumph over aquatic terrors in this Heroes in Training adventure. The merciless Cronus and his Titan buddies are in hot pursuit of Zeus, Hera, and Poseidon, who plan to travel across the treacherous boiling sea in order to save a fellow Olympian. They have a boat, but they also have a problem: Poseidon can’t swim and is terrified of the water (well, really of the creatures that lurk in its depths). The group faces danger after danger as they battle singing sirens, a fishy and ferocious Titan named Oceanus, and people-eating monsters sent by Cronus himself. Can Poseidon overcome his fears and help his fellow heroes escape Cronus and his cronies?

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    Troll's-Eye View
  • Author : Ellen Datlow,Terri Windling
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Pages : 114
  • ISBN : 9781101155509
  • Reader Reviews : 10
  • Genre : Juvenile Fiction
  • Everyone thinks they know the real story behind the villains in fairy tales—but the villains themselves beg to differ. In Troll's-Eye View, you'll hear from the Giant's wife ("Jack and the Beanstalk"), Rumpelstiltskin, the oldest of the Twelve Dancing Princesses, and many more. A stellar lineup of authors, including Garth Nix, Jane Yolen, and Nancy Farmer, makes sure that these old stories do new tricks!

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    Here Be Monsters!
  • Author : Alan Snow
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Pages : 544
  • ISBN : 9781416934462
  • Reader Reviews : 1
  • Genre : Juvenile Fiction
  • Entertaining antics and skullduggery abound in the book that inspired Laika Studio’s animated film The Boxtrolls, in theaters September 26, 2014! Welcome to Ratbridge. But beware—for there is skulduggery afoot. Young Arthur has fallen foul of the appalling outlaw, Snatcher, and is trapped alone in the town with every way home sealed. Meanwhile Snatcher and his men are working tirelessly in secret on a fiendish and dastardly plan to destroy the entire town. With the help of some friendly boxtrolls and cabbageheads, some quirkly townspeople, and the rats and pirates from the Ratbridge Nautical Laundry, can Arthur thwart Snatcher’s evil plans and find his way home?

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    Unnatural Magic
  • Author : C. M. Waggoner
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Pages : 400
  • ISBN : 9781984805850
  • Reader Reviews : 5
  • Genre : Fiction
  • A “brilliant and terrifically fun”* debut novel brings an enchanting new voice to fantasy. Onna can write the parameters of a spell faster than any of the young men in her village school. But despite her incredible abilities, she’s denied a place at the nation’s premier arcane academy. Undaunted, she sails to the bustling city-state of Hexos, hoping to find a place at a university where they don’t think there’s anything untoward about providing a woman with a magical education. But as soon as Onna arrives, she’s drawn into the mysterious murder of four trolls. Tsira is a troll who never quite fit into her clan, despite being the leader’s daughter. She decides to strike out on her own and look for work in a human city, but on her way she stumbles upon the body of a half-dead human soldier in the snow. As she slowly nurses him back to health, an unlikely bond forms between them, one that is tested when an unknown mage makes an attempt on Tsira’s life. Soon, unbeknownst to each other, Onna and Tsira both begin devoting their considerable talents to finding out who is targeting trolls, before their homeland is torn apart… *Kat Howard, Alex Award-winning author of An Unkindness of Magicians

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    The Sea of Trolls Trilogy
  • Author : Nancy Farmer
  • Publisher : Atheneum Books for Young Readers
  • Pages : 1504
  • ISBN : 1481498355
  • Reader Reviews :
  • Genre : Young Adult Fiction
  • Three-time Newbery Honor author Nancy Farmer’s thrilling adventure trilogy that combines magic with comedy and high drama is now available in a collectible boxed set! This paperback boxed set includes all three volumes of The Sea of Trolls Trilogy: The Sea of Trolls, The Land of the Silver Apples, and The Islands of the Blessed. Jack and his little sister, Lucy, have been captured by Vikings! Enslaved by Olaf One-Brow and his fierce young shipmate, Thorgil, and befriended by a mysterious crow named Bold Heart, they are swept up into an adventure-quest in The Sea of Trolls. Lucy is carried off by the Lady of the Lake, and Jack and his companions set out to rescue her. With the world caught between belief in the Old Gods and Christianity, their quest will decide the fate of both religions in The Land of the Silver Apples. A tornado has destroyed the fields of Jack’s village, the winter ahead looks bleak, and a monster has invaded the forest outside of town. So Jack, Thorgil, and the Bard set off on a quest to right the wrongs in The Islands of the Blessed.

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    The Moon Dragon (The Secrets of Droon #26)
  • Author : Tony Abbott
  • Publisher : Scholastic Inc.
  • Pages : 87
  • ISBN : 9780545418393
  • Reader Reviews :
  • Genre : Juvenile Fiction
  • A hidden door. A magical staircase. Discover the world of Droon! There's no place like home! Eric and his friends have finally restored the Rainbow Stairs, but that was the easy part. Now Gethwing is loose in the Upper World, and the Moon Dragon is causing big trouble. Eric, Julie, and Neal have to protect their town, but they're up against mysterious creatures, strangely-behaving parents, and powerful magic. Can the kids stop Gethwing before he destroys the Upper World -- for good?

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    The Secrets of the Sea Trolls
  • Author : Kathleen Roy
  • Publisher : AuthorHouse
  • Pages : 32
  • ISBN : 9781728388946
  • Reader Reviews :
  • Genre : Juvenile Fiction
  • The Secrets of the Sea Trolls is based on the issues of the government-driven agenda of global warming. It raises awareness of ocean pollution and the endangering of marine life. The book introduces the head of the Commonwealth and the Sea Queen in a very gentle and magical manner, reflecting the seriousness of the issues raised throughout the book. Saving the planet from further damage is everyone’s responsibility. It attracts mountaineers, deep-sea divers, and sailing ships’ fishermen. It beckons folks from every part of the globe to make changes to their everyday lives to prevent further damage to the environment.

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    D'Aulaires' Trolls
  • Author : Ingri D'Aulaire,Edgar Parin D'Aulaire
  • Publisher : Yearling Books
  • Pages : 62
  • ISBN : 0440407796
  • Reader Reviews : 3
  • Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Describes the various kinds of trolls found in Norway's mountains and relates some of the stories associated with them.

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    The Lord of Opium
  • Author : Nancy Farmer
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Pages : 432
  • ISBN : 9781442482548
  • Reader Reviews : 8
  • Genre : Juvenile Fiction
  • In 2137, fourteen-year-old Matt is stunned to learn that, as the clone of El Patrâon, he is expected to take over as leader of the corrupt drug empire of Opium, where there is also a hidden cure for the ecological devastation faced by the rest of the world.

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    The Ear, the Eye, and the Arm
  • Author : Nancy Farmer
  • Publisher : Scholastic Inc.
  • Pages : 328
  • ISBN : 0531068293
  • Reader Reviews : 41
  • Genre : Black people
  • In 2194 in Zimbabwe, General Matsika's three children are kidnapped and put to work in a plastic mine while three mutant detectives use their special powers to search for them. Copyright © Libri GmbH. All rights reserved.

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    The Land of Stories: The Wishing Spell
  • Author : Chris Colfer
  • Publisher : Little Brown Bks Young Readers
  • Pages : 228
  • ISBN : 9781405517911
  • Reader Reviews : 46
  • Genre : Juvenile Fiction
  • Alex and Conner Bailey's world is about to change. When the twins' grandmother gives them a treasured fairy-tale book, they have no idea they're about to enter a land beyond all imagining: the Land of Stories, where fairy tales are real. But as Alex and Conner soon discover, the stories they know so well haven't ended in this magical land - Goldilocks is now a wanted fugitive, Red Riding Hood has her own kingdom, and Queen Cinderella is about to become a mother! The twins know they must get back home somehow. But with the legendary Evil Queen hot on their trail, will they ever find the way? The Land of Stories: The Wishing Spell brings readers on a thrilling quest filled with magic spells, laugh-out-loud humour and page-turning adventure.

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    Elves, Wights, and Trolls
  • Author : Kveldulf Gundarsson
  • Publisher : N.a
  • Pages : 188
  • ISBN : 0595421652
  • Reader Reviews :
  • Genre : History
  • Elves, Trolls, and Wights is the most complete study yet made of the various beings with whom the Vikings shared their world, from the smallest spirits of stones and plants to the great giants who strive against or aid the Norse gods. Elves, dwarves, giants, wights dwelling in rocks, streams, and oceans: these beings have been friends, foes, and even lovers of humans, and often worked more closely with farming and fishing folk on a daily basis than did the gods themselves. In this book, Kveldulf Gundarsson, long-famed scholar of Old Norse religion and Heathen leader, looks closely at the history and folklore of these beings and offers a practical guide for dealing with them. Elves, Trolls, and Wights also includes Kveldulf's new translation of the little-known Icelandic skaldic poem "Berg-Dweller's Song", in which the giant Hallmundr tells of his own folk and world-faring.

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    Troll Mill
  • Author : Katherine Langrish
  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Pages : 292
  • ISBN : 9780062043917
  • Reader Reviews : 5
  • Genre : Juvenile Fiction
  • Fifteen-year-old Peer Ulfsson is haunted by his past. Forced to live with his evil uncles under the eerie shadows of Troll Fell, he nearly fell prey to their plan to sell children to the trolls. Now Peer lives with his friend Hilde's family, but can he ever truly belong? And will Hilde ever share his deeper feelings? One rainy night, Peer watches in shock as his neighbor Kersten pushes her baby daughter into his arms and then disappears into the sea. Rumor says that Kersten is a seal woman who has returned to her ocean home, and the millpond witch, Granny Green-teeth, seems intent on taking the "seal baby." Peer also discovers that the mill, abandoned when his uncles joined the troll kingdom, is running again -- all on its own? With angry trolls, mysterious seal people, a mischievous house spirit, and three unusual babies in the mix, Peer and Hilde have their hands full and more! Katherine Langrish returns to the magical world of her acclaimed debut, troll fell, in this second story set in an extraordinary land by the sea filled with Viking legends and lore.

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    Rolling in the Deep
  • Author : Mira Grant
  • Publisher : Subterranean Press
  • Pages : 128
  • ISBN : 159606708X
  • Reader Reviews :
  • Genre : Fiction
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    The Sea of Zemira
  • Author : D. L. Blade
  • Publisher : N.a
  • Pages : 506
  • ISBN : 173441524X
  • Reader Reviews :
  • Genre : Books
  • Amidst massive waves, sea monsters, and dragons, arises a bond that cannot be broken-⁠the love between sworn enemies. In the heart of the land of Zemira lives a king-a wicked king who hates magic. Using the enchanted crystal he proudly wears upon his crown, he bounds magic to become a mere fairytale, for it threatens his throne. However, such power comes with a price. Not all fall under the crystal's spell. Those brave enough to gather in rebellion, with the help from Elven spies, form a resistance. Enraged, the evil king pledges to rid his kingdom of traitors and commits genocide, snuffing out the rebels of land and sea. Yet only two make it out of the waters alive-a siren baby and the fisherman who finds her and raises her as human. Twenty years after training with her adoptive father, Nola has a set purpose. She will sail to the Fae Kingdom and recruit the Elven warriors to overthrow the king, who once destroyed everything she knew⁠. But she must find her way East soon-their land is dying, and if she fails to bring back magic, Zemira will cease to exist. Nola never learned to use her tail⁠, so she takes the chance by stowing away on a pirate ship, sailing eastbound. But when she is caught hiding below deck, her presence is not entirely welcomed by the handsome Captain Lincoln and his crew of unruly pirates. Though Nola convinces the buccaneers of the Sybil Curse, to take her to safe passage, the seven-day journey takes them on an adventure they never imagined. Amidst massive waves, sea monsters, and dragons, arises a bond that cannot be broken-⁠the love between sworn enemies.

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    Extreme North: A Cultural History
  • Author : Bernd Brunner
  • Publisher : W. W. Norton & Company
  • Pages : 256
  • ISBN : 9780393881011
  • Reader Reviews :
  • Genre : History
  • An entertaining and informative voyage through cultural fantasies of the North, from sea monsters and a mountain-sized magnet to racist mythmaking. Scholars and laymen alike have long projected their fantasies onto the great expanse of the global North, whether it be as a frozen no-man’s-land, an icy realm of marauding Vikings, or an unspoiled cradle of prehistoric human life. Bernd Brunner reconstructs the encounters of adventurers, colonists, and indigenous communities that led to the creation of a northern “cabinet of wonders” and imbued Scandinavia, Iceland, and the Arctic with a perennial mystique. Like the mythological sagas that inspired everyone from Wagner to Tolkien, Extreme North explores both the dramatic vistas of the Scandinavian fjords and the murky depths of a Western psyche obsessed with Nordic whiteness. In concise but thoroughly researched chapters, Brunner highlights the cultural and political fictions at play from the first “discoveries” of northern landscapes and stories, to the eugenicist elevation of the “Nordic” phenotype (which in turn influenced America’s limits on immigration), to the idealization of Scandinavian social democracy as a post-racial utopia. Brunner traces how crackpot Nazi philosophies that tied the “Aryan race” to the upper latitudes have influenced modern pseudoscientific fantasies of racial and cultural superiority the world over. The North, Brunner argues, was as much invented as discovered. Full of glittering details embedded in vivid storytelling, Extreme North is a fascinating romp through both actual encounters and popular imaginings, and a disturbing reminder of the power of fantasy to shape the world we live in.

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    Seawomen of Iceland
  • Author : Margaret Willson
  • Publisher : University of Washington Press
  • Pages : 312
  • ISBN : 9780295806471
  • Reader Reviews :
  • Genre : History
  • Finalist for the 2017 Washington State Book Award in General Nonfiction / History The plaque said this was the winter fishing hut of Thurídur Einarsdóttir, one of Iceland's greatest fishing captains, and that she lived from 1777 to 1863. "Wait," anthropologist and former seawoman Margaret Willson said. "She??" So began a quest. Were there more Icelandic seawomen? Most Icelanders said no, and, after all, in most parts of the world fishing is considered a male profession. What could she expect in Iceland? She found a surprise. This book is a glimpse into the lives of vibrant women who have braved the sea for centuries. Their accounts include the excitement, accidents, trials, and tribulations of fishing in Iceland from the historic times of small open rowboats to today's high-tech fisheries. Based on extensive historical and field research, Seawomen of Iceland allows the seawomen's voices to speak directly with strength, intelligence, and - above all - a knowledge of how to survive. This engaging ethnographic narrative will intrigue both general and academic readers interested in maritime culture, the anthropology of work, Nordic life, and gender studies.

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    The Sign of the Cat
  • Author : Lynne Jonell
  • Publisher : Henry Holt and Company (BYR)
  • Pages : 368
  • ISBN : 9780805096842
  • Reader Reviews : 1
  • Genre : Juvenile Fiction
  • Talking cats, a missing princess, swordfights with villains, and secret identities combine in this epic tale of bravery and self-discovery on the high seas. Duncan is very smart. He also has a most unusual gift. So why does his mother encourage him to be perfectly average and insist he only get mediocre grades ? His special talent is the ability to talk to cats—but Duncan longs more than anything for academic success. When Duncan rebels and gets a perfect test score, people start taking notice of him. And it turns out that some of those people may not have the best intentions . . . not by a long shot.

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    The Shadow of the Gods
  • Author : John Gwynne
  • Publisher : Hachette UK
  • Pages : 496
  • ISBN : 9780356514192
  • Reader Reviews : 9
  • Genre : Fiction
  • 'A masterfully crafted, brutally compelling Norse-inspired epic' Anthony Ryan THE GREATEST SAGAS ARE WRITTEN IN BLOOD. A century has passed since the gods fought and drove themselves to extinction. Now only their bones remain, promising great power to those brave enough to seek them out. As whispers of war echo across the land of Vigrið, fate follows in the footsteps of three warriors: a huntress on a dangerous quest, a noblewoman pursuing battle fame, and a thrall seeking vengeance among the mercenaries known as the Bloodsworn. All three will shape the fate of the world as it once more falls under the shadow of the gods. Set in a brand-new, Norse-inspired world, and packed with myth, magic and bloody vengeance, The Shadow of the Gods begins an epic new fantasy saga from bestselling author John Gwynne. Further praise for The Shadow of the Gods 'Visceral, heart-breaking and unputdownable' Jay Kristoff 'A satisfying and riveting read. The well-realised characters move against a backdrop of a world stunning in its immensity. It's everything I've come to expect from a John Gwynne book' Robin Hobb 'A masterclass in storytelling . . . epic, gritty fantasy with an uncompromising amount of heart' FanFiAddict 'Quintessential Gwynne honed to perfection . . . The Shadow of the Gods is absolutely stunning, one hell of an epic series opener and a spectacular dose of Viking-flavoured fantasy' The Tattooed Book Geek 'Reminds me of all that I love in the fantasy genre. The Shadow of the Gods is an action-packed cinematic read' Fantasy Hive

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    The Ruins of Gorlan
  • Author : John Flanagan
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Pages : 272
  • ISBN : 9781440684265
  • Reader Reviews : 123
  • Genre : Juvenile Fiction
  • The international bestselling series with over 5 million copies sold in the U.S. alone! They have always scared him in the past—the Rangers, with their dark cloaksand shadowy ways. The villagers believe the Rangers practice magic that makes them invisible to ordinary people. And now 15-year-old Will, always small for his age, has been chosen as a Ranger's apprentice. What he doesn't yet realize is that the Rangers are the protectors of the kingdom. Highly trained in the skills of battle and surveillance, they fight the battles before the battles reach the people. And as Will is about to learn, there is a large battle brewing. The exiled Morgarath, Lord of the Mountains of Rain and Night, is gathering his forces for an attack on the kingdom. This time, he will not be denied. . . . Here is the fantasy adventure that launched the Ranger's Apprentice series, an epic story of heroes and villains that has become an international phenomenon. Perfect for fans of J.R.R. Tolkien’s Lord of the Rings, T.H. White’s The Sword in the Stone, Christopher Paolini’s Eragon series, and George R. R. Martin’s Game of Thrones / A Song of Ice and Fire series.

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    Justice at Sea
  • Author : Christian Klaver
  • Publisher : Empire of the House of Tho
  • Pages : 416
  • ISBN : 0744304296
  • Reader Reviews : 2
  • Genre : Young Adult Fiction
  • Justice Kasric and her family are locked in combat on both sides of the Human-Faerie War, and when Justice is forced to make dangerous pacts with more than one unpredictable ally, only she can decide how far she'll go to save London. The tides of the Faerie War are turning, but at how high a cost for the Kasric family? Justice Kasric, her siblings, and her parents are locked in combat on both sides of the Human-Faerie War. At fifteen, Justice may be the youngest ever Admiral to command her own ship and lead a resistance, but she has the magic and the will to do it. If only nearly every other member of her family weren't either in immediate danger of dying--or attempting to kill her! Forced to make dangerous pacts with more than one unpredictable ally, only Justice can decide how far she'll go to save London. Is it worth sacrificing even a member of her own family?

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    The Secret World of Og
  • Author : Pierre Berton,Patsy Berton
  • Publisher : Doubleday
  • Pages : 160
  • ISBN : 0385659113
  • Reader Reviews : 3
  • Genre : Brothers and sisters
  • The summer adventure of five children takes them into a strange country peopled by little green men.

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    Troll Blood
  • Author : Katherine Langrish
  • Publisher : HarperCollins UK
  • Pages : 404
  • ISBN : 9780007214860
  • Reader Reviews : 4
  • Genre : Adventure stories
  • The dramatic and gripping conclusion to Katherine Langrish's highly-acclaimed TROLL trilogy.

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    Rapture of the Deep
  • Author : Ray Troll
  • Publisher : Univ of California Press
  • Pages : 160
  • ISBN : 9780520239470
  • Reader Reviews : 1
  • Genre : Science
  • A celebration of the author's artistic vision offers a vivid retrospective of the artist's legendary works, as well as the author's commentary on the thought and inspiration behind his art.

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    Sharkabet
  • Author : Ray Troll
  • Publisher : Turtleback Books
  • Pages : 39
  • ISBN : 061393380X
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  • Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
  • It's "Jaws" all over again in this thrilling, chilling alphabet book for kids. Sharks, both living and extinct, lurk throughout its pages so kids can learn amazing facts about these dangerous and bizarre animals from the deep. Illustrations.

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    The Warm Place
  • Author : Nancy Farmer
  • Publisher : Orchard Books (NY)
  • Pages : 152
  • ISBN : 0531087387
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  • Genre : Juvenile Fiction
  • Ruva, a young giraffe shipped to a San Francisco zoo, makes its way back home--through assorted adventures and perils--with the assistance of a cat, two rats, a street-smart chameleon and a runaway boy. By the author of The Ear, the Eye and the Arm.

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    RuneWarriors
  • Author : James Jennewein,Tom S. Parker
  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Pages : 336
  • ISBN : 9780061449369
  • Reader Reviews : 6
  • Genre : Juvenile Fiction
  • It's the eve of the Festival of Greatness and Dane has a big problem. He's yet to choose his nickname. Dane the Dangerous? Dane the Despicable? He can't decide. But when Dane sees his proud father shamed by the evil tyrant Thidrek the Terrifying, Dane's indignation earns him a moniker that sticks—Dane the Defiant! And when Thidrek kidnaps Dane's beloved Astrid in hopes of trading her for the ultimate power of the gods, Dane defiantly goes after him like a bat out of Valhalla. Braving treacherous seas, deadly creatures, and a lovestarved Frost Giant, Dane and his rowdy band of Norseboys embark on an epic quest to end Thidrek's reign of terror and take their place among the greatest Viking heroes of all time.

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    On the Edge of the Dark Sea of Darkness
  • Author : Andrew Peterson
  • Publisher : WaterBrook
  • Pages : 306
  • ISBN : 9780525653561
  • Reader Reviews : 1
  • Genre : Juvenile Fiction
  • PUBLISHERS WEEKLY AND ECPA BESTSELLER • Now in hardcover for the first time, featuring all-new illustrations! Once, in a cottage above the cliffs on the Dark Sea of Darkness, there lived three children and their trusty dog, Nugget. SOON TO BE AN ANIMATED SERIES • Based on Andrew Peterson’s epic fantasy novels—starring Jody Benson, Henry Ian Cusick, and Kevin McNally. Executive Producer J. Chris Wall with Shining Isle Productions, and distributed by Angel Studios. Janner Igiby, his brother, Tink, and their disabled sister, Leeli, are gifted children as all children are, loved well by a noble mother and ex-pirate grandfather. But they will need all their gifts and all that they love to survive the evil pursuit of the venomous Fangs of Dang, who have crossed the dark sea to rule the land with malice. The Igibys hold the secret to the lost legend and jewels of good King Wingfeather of the Shining Isle of Anniera. Full of characters rich in heart, smarts, and courage, On the Edge of the Dark Sea of Darkness is a tale children of all ages will cherish, families can read aloud, and readers' groups are sure to enjoy discussing for its many layers of meaning. Extra features include new interior illustrations from Joe Sutphin, funny footnotes, a map of the fantastical world, inventive appendices, and fanciful line art in the tradition of the original Frank L. Baum Wizard of Oz storybooks.

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    The Troll with No Heart in His Body and Other Tales of Trolls from Norway
  • Author : Jørgen Engebretsen Moe
  • Publisher : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
  • Pages : 104
  • ISBN : UOM:39015047845048
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  • Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Illustrated by bold woodcuts, a fascinating collection of Norwegian stories brings to life the wonderful and mystical realm of the argumentative, repulsive, mischievous, and boastful creatures known as trolls and reveals how persistence, kindness, spirit, and courage can defeat them.