Wednesday, March 31, 2010
The Sea of Trolls by Nancy Farmer
Jack is learning to become a bard - a village leader who tells stories and performs magic. As a part of his apprenticeship he gets to live with the bard which works out well for him since his father spends all his time doting on Jack's younger sister Lucy. But when Viking berserkers come through the village they kidnap Jack and Lucy. Jack is able to save their lives with his magic and even becomes friends with Olaf One-Brown and a young girl who wants to become a warrior. When the Vikings arrive in their own land Jack meets Queen Frith who is half Troll. Like his father, she is immediately devoted to Lucy and treats her like a daughter. Jack continues to tell stories to save his life but one of his stories accidentally undoes a spell that Frith has cast which puts Jack's life in danger once again.