Evil and danger rumbles under the earth. Follow the adventures of a group of contemporary teenagers who discover that their town, and ultimately the entire world, is under attack by fierce creatures from deep beneath the earth. These creatures were known to the earliest humans as trolls or goblins, but they are much more dangerous than their fairy-tale versions. The teens make unlikely allies along the way, including a half-man, half-troll, as well as some legendary constellations that quite literally come to life. The young heroes will also discover their own untapped celestial abilities in an epic battle between good versus evil.
A thrilling, suspenseful fantasy novel
Set in an ordinary small town, a group of kids ban together to fight off mythical creatures
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The main characters/teens Pablo, Zak, Thora, and Bryce watch a meteor shower in their hometown. All of a sudden, they hear shrieks and mayhem everywhere. It turns out the meteor was a cue for trolls to come forth. They were hiding underground and were waiting for the perfect moment to come out and take over the world by making humans slaves. The teens take shelter at Dr. Hoo’s mansion, who says he knew this was going to happen all along. He was researching about this day for many years and knows what to do. All four teens end up having to go into the trolls’ lair and save the world.
I love Dahl’s work. The first book I’ve read of his was Hocus Pocus Hotel and this book didn’t detour me away from him at all. The characters in Troll Hunters definitely have chemistry. Not romantically, but as a team. Development is all over the place, no character is left in the dust. They’re also relatable. You’ll make the same decisions as them; nothing made you think “Why did that character do that?” The adventure aspect was also written beautifully! Every page kept me enthralled, it never got slow or made me want to skip pages. There were twists and turns everywhere, nothing came out how I thought it would. This book is definitely recommended for people who like fantasy, adventure, character growth, and a little bit of mystery.
*Reviewed by Rachel*
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