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Troll Blood (Troll Trilogy #3)

3.93  ·  Rating details ·  366 Ratings  ·  36 Reviews
The dramatic and gripping conclusion to Katherine Langrish’s highly-acclaimed TROLL trilogy.

When seafaring traders, Gunnar, and his sword-wielding son, Harald Silkenhair, land in Trollsvik, looking for crew to join their journey to Vinland (North America), Hilde is desperate to join the ship. She begs her parents to let her go as Gunnar’s wife Astrid’s companion, and when
Published February 11th 2011 by HarperCollinsChildren’sBooks (first published January 1st 2007)
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Amelia, the pragmatic idealist
I am seriously not exaggerating when I say that the Troll Trilogy is one of the greatest series I have ever read – and I’ve read a lot of books. Within the series, readers are given hearty doses of fantasy, folklore, history, and culture of not one but two civilizations: the Vikings of 10th century Norway and the Native Ameri--er, Canadians. It delivered on action, suspense, romance, and a little bit of comedy, too.

The direction of the third (and final) book in the trilogy completely changes di
Aug 30, 2008 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: mythology
When Peer and Hilde are offered a chance to join a viking ship heading to Vinland, it seems to good to be true. Both have dreamed of visiting Vinland and having the stories to tell from it. But when the true nature of their captain, Gunnar, and his son, Harald Silkenhair is revealed, some of the romance is gone.
Blending northern European and native American mythology in a story that has a sea voyage, warriors and a pinch of a love story makes for a compelling read.
Mar Mitchell
Katherine Langrish has become one of my favorite authors after reading Troll Blood. She has wittingly written an excellent tell of adventure, Viking history, and magic in her final book Troll Blood. The characters Peer and Hilde are so well written that you actually visualize yourself being written into the story. I highly recommend everyone young and old to read the complete series.
Kathy Moberg
Sep 24, 2007 rated it it was amazing
This is the 3rd book in a series. I have enjoyed all three very much, and this is the best one yet. The combination of Viking history and folk tales, along with the characters growing up, is well done. And this installment has the added twist of including the native culture of Vinland. This is a children's series with much to appeal to adults, as the best children's novels do!
Jul 14, 2010 rated it it was amazing
I was worried when I started this book. Peer and Hilde were still around, but it wasn't taking place on Troll Fell? Some of the chapters were from the pov of a character who hadn't even been in the first two books? How can this be?

I shouldn't have worried. It was different from the first two books, but still wonderful. And again, tidbits that were dropped in the first book really paid off big time in this book. I did miss having Hilde's family and Bjorn around, but this was still a fun and sati
Apr 06, 2008 rated it really liked it
Shelves: juvenile
Certain aspects of this book are wonderful. The descriptive language, story and plot development are great. I didn't give it a five because for me, there was just a little too much of the supernatural mythical element that distracted me. Otherwise, I enjoyed this book as well as the other two books in the trilogy.

Aug 15, 2008 rated it really liked it
The last (possibly?) of the Troll Trilogy - though I can see more. A respectable and well done final book, and I'd forgive the author if she did more. I like her strong females and her hero, Peer, is a lovely young man.
This was a fun read that was filled with nonstop adventure as Peer and Hilde go sailing on a Viking ship to Vinland. This is probably my second favorite of the trilogy and it has a satisfying ending.
Jun 12, 2016 rated it really liked it
I grew up with secondhand books and was automatically dismissive of anything modern. Then after I was introduced to the Harry Potter books I began to admit that maybe some modern children's books were quite good. And then I went through a period where I had frequent access to bookshops and began to buy any new first edition hardbacks which caught my attention. Troll Fell and Troll Mill were amongst that number. But after a while I grew disenchanted with modern publications, generally on account ...more
Feb 18, 2015 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Children's Books Too Cool For School I'm still wondering what the description for this book said when I requested it for review. Neither the words "Troll" or "Blood," or a cover with a looming Viking ship, are the sorts of things that make me go, "Oooh! I wanna read that one!" Of course, if it had a really good description, that's because it deserved a really good description. Being really good, and all! Troll Blood is actually part of a series, and I have not read the previous two novels. Yet, ...more
Ron Bajrami
Aug 03, 2009 rated it it was amazing
Troll Blood is about Peer joining a viking ship called, Water Snake with his friend Hilde, to go to the new world, called Markland in Serpants Bay. The setting is in the viking ship and on Markland, and the main characters are Peer and Hilde. Peer's main external conflict is him having to deal with Harald Silkenhair.Harald always harrases Peer and Peer is afraid that he might burst and fight Harald. Peer's internal conflict is thinking about what its like to be in the new world, and thinking if ...more
Aug 21, 2009 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Peer and Hilde are a little more grown up in this story, and take on more grown up adventures. This isn't really a light read. It is entertaining and gripping, though, especially for a kids' book. Nothing has changed. Langrish keeps to her commitment to be true to the time period and myths she's writing about, and this time, the legends and mythology of native Americans is included in that commitment.

There's a lot in this book that could be called gruesome and horrific. But Langrish handles it i
Joel LeBlanc
Apr 08, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites
Fantastic book! A really fresh mythical fantasy that is unlike anything else I have read. Vikings, house spirits, trolls, snow giants, and more! A wonderful look back in time to when Vikings traveled the world, and every culture, from Norway to North America, was steeped in superstition and magic. Langrish has gone to great lengths to research actual folklore and mythology from the various cultures portrayed in all three of her "Troll" novels, and it lends an authentic depth of atmosphere to the ...more
Kate Forsyth
This is the third in Katherine Langrish’s Troll trilogy, which I have absolutely loved! The books are set in the world of the Vikings, a place where trolls skulk in the hills and Granny Green-teeth lurks at the bottom of the millpond. Katherine is a wonderful lyric writer who brings this world vividly to life without ever once letting the compelling pace flag. The three books are currently available in Australia in an abridged form as one complete book called West of the Moon. I’d recommend thes ...more
J. Else
Nov 09, 2009 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I felt this book really enhanced the series. Though I would have liked some magic from the world you get to know in the previous two books, I felt the descriptions were infinately more rich and really enhanced the experience. In this book, Hilde and Peer travel to "the New World." You get to experience magic from the Native Americans as well as the Norsk beliefs. A fun work of fiction, albeit with a slightly predictable ending. Good character development.
Jun 20, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Loved this whole series by Katherine Langrish There is 3 books in the series Troll Fell, Troll Mill and Troll Blood I would highly recommend you read them they are an awesome series when I read them I could not put them down the only problem is that there is only 3 books in the series there should have been heaps more I could not get my head out of he books and I have always got books on the go I am total bookworm and loved these books
Jul 08, 2011 rated it really liked it
I think this one was my favourite of the series. I loved how Katherine Languish introduced new characters and also developed the ones she already had. I also loved learning about the viking ships and myths and stuff. I think this book was very different to the others because it had a lot more gore and murder in it. It was a great read.
Jun 01, 2014 rated it really liked it
I note now that this was not published before 2007, which means when I read this final installment to my sons on our annual summer holiday, my eldest son was 15!!! It wasn't usual for him to join storytime with his younger brother but this book was long overdue and much anticipated since we had begun the trilogy years before
Lovely memories of the entire saga!
Jul 31, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Great conclusion of the troll trilogy. I wish there were more stories in this world Katherine has put together. I will miss the character's and the wonderful way the books brought out the lore within their daily lives.
Jan 14, 2011 rated it liked it
Shelves: fantasy, young-adult
This book was going for 2 bucks at Basement Books. TWO DOLLARS!!! I couldn't help but pick it up.^^^^Wasn't too bad. Interesting usage of viking myths and legends.
Tiffany-Krystal Bristol
Jan 19, 2009 rated it it was amazing
The troll series was fabulous!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I loved the ending it was just the way I had wanted it to end.
Amanda C
Oct 04, 2010 rated it it was amazing
Great book!!!!! It was amazing!!!!!!
Jan 09, 2008 rated it really liked it
My favourite of the whole trilogy. It was more interesting
Shaz Lewins
Aug 02, 2013 rated it it was amazing
This was amazing! Sooo much better then the first one and it put the second book to shame!!!! These books are a must read.
Rebekah W.
This is by far my favorite book of the troll series. It's entertaining, exciting, and you really feel for the main character. two thumbs up. ;)
Apr 20, 2012 rated it really liked it
a great third book and i thought that this was a lot better than troll fell and i loved seeing all these new characters.
Apr 17, 2009 rated it it was amazing
Ending was perfect.
Jan 23, 2009 rated it liked it
Interesting historical fantasy. Norse/viking stuff YA or JF
Aug 10, 2011 rated it it was amazing
I REALLY liked the troll triology. It was great! All 3 of them deserve 5 stars
Paul Hartzog
Sep 12, 2013 rated it liked it
Not as good as the first two since it takes place in Vinland and not in Scandinavia (among other things).
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