[Reading] ➾ Troll Author Richard Sutton – Thomashillier.co.uk

7 thoughts on “Troll

  1. says:

    Prehistoric fiction is a rarity, so it was with great interest that I read Troll Like all books in this genre, the author provides great descriptions to give good understanding of the tools, scenery, and way of life of the period The story takes place in Scandanavia and is about two factions of people One group is highly developed and clearly resembles human beings The other group is somewhat Neanderthal, part way between human and ape These are the trolls The two groups fear each other Yet when a child of the human clan falls ill, it is a woman of the troll clan who offers the secret red flowers that will cure the child.The characters are fascinating and the story is riveting and believable Instead of making them primitive and primal, author Richard Sutton has made them human, credible, and easy to identify with His interpretation of the period is well researched without bogging down the pace of the story The conflict takes time to gather momentum and it is not until after the first third of the book that the story begins to truly take hold and fascinate The even...

  2. says:

    Troll is a story about a meeting between a clan of Neanderthals and a clan of early modern humans It begins with an archaeological dig that reveals three bodies buried in a Neanderthal way, but two of them are skeletons belonging to a modern human man and his daughter This baffles the archaeologists because previously the two races were supposed to have lived at different times The novel flips between the modern archaeologists and selected men and women from both clans as the author plays out a story that would explain the anomaly.It s a poignant story, reminding the reader of how easily fear when whipped to a frenzy by self serving people can turn a group of people against another But it also reminds us of how one act of kindness can break down barriers It also suggests that old stories of trolls and giants may merely be racial prejudice from the times when various kinds of hominids wa...

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