Saturday, March 15, 2014

Student Saturday: The Sea of Trolls - Nancy Farmer

Student Reviewer: Nicolas

I just finished a really good book, called The Sea of Trolls by Nancy Farmer. This book is about a boy named Jack. He is just a small farm boy in his little village. But to the Bard (a type of mage) he is special. The Bard is one of the oldest and most wise people in Jack's village.

The story takes place during the 14th - 15th century in England, Scotland, and Finland in a small village on a small farm. Jack does some of the farm work and the Bard thinks that that is a waste of Jack's talents so he invites him to study as a young Bard. The Bard teaches Jack about magic, about the life force and how to draw magic from the life force. The bard sends Jack to collect drift wood at the sea shore where he sees a Viking ship ready to raid villages!

I really like this book because it has Norse legends about magic, gods, and Valhalla which is Viking heaven. It is really well written. A connection to this book would be the Ranger's Apprentice series because it too is set in medieval England. I would recommend this book to anyone who likes suspense filled action packed books and especially to someone who likes medieval fantasies.

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