The year is A.D. 793; Jack and his sister have been kidnapped by Vikings and taken to the court of Ivar the Boneless and his terrifying half-troll wife; but things get even worse when Jack finds himself on a dangerous quest to find the magical Mimir’s Well in a far-off land, with his sister’s life forfeit if he fails.Goodreads
This is the first book in the Sea of Trolls Trilogy, and in addition my first new series of this year. Like Harry Potter, it falls under the genre of fantasy. What convinced me to buy this book that I was reminded of Percy Jackson when I read the summary- specifically The Sea of Monsters.
Our protagonist, Jack, deals with a lot- as in after he was kidnapped (at least, he got some training from The Bard). From dealing with berserkers, Trolls, dragons, and a giant spider—–that really says a lot about his amazing adventures. He has an amazing crow for company, named Bold Heart. I don’t know know why, but Thorgil almost got more and more interesting as the story continued. I loved seeing the magic found in this book- it was shown in different ways.
There were different worlds to experience- from the world of the Northmen to Jotunheim to Jack’s Village.