[PDF] ✅ Troll By Richard Sutton – At what point did humanity learn to fear each other To hate Paleo Anthropologist Ariel Connor thinks she knows She just can't prove it yet but her newest find high in a Norwegian Valley may give her t At what point did humanity learn to fear each other To hate Paleo Anthropologist Ariel Connor thinks she knows She just can't prove it yet but her newest find high in a Norwegian Valley may give her the proof she needs Those scary stories we've told our children to keep them from roaming too far outside the gleam of the porch light may have come from real incidents many many years ago While Dr Connor's excavation continues the story of what happened is slowly revealed Two clans are converging on the remaining game lands One will have to leave their homes one will tell stories and sing songs of their own bravery A simple hunter and his young daughter stand in the way They undertake a desperate journey to heal the enmity and fear to share their knowledge to bring lasting peace One people will disappear while the other will bring their own history into the modern world One way of life will be lost but does the better way endure What have we learned from the ancients that would have been better forgotten.Troll


Troll ePUB ò Paperback
  • Paperback
  • 194 pages
  • Troll
  • Richard Sutton
  • 15 June 2014
  • 9781480271494

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 childThe 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 events that unfold are plausible and the author writes with enough clarity and conviction that it evokes empathy and a realm of other emotions from the readerI found myself uestioning what it meant to truly be human Is it one 19s appearance Or knowledge Or skill Or rather is it how we interact with others of different races and cultures How is superiority determined These are some of the uestions that raced through my mind as I read the story to its satisfying conclusionThis is a gentle easy read with depth a pleasant change from other highly read genres of historical fiction A lovely book indeed and definitely recommended

  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 anomalyIt’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 walked the earthThe characters are strong the pacing just right and the plot tight; the only problem is a great deal of passive writing and some very strange punctuation Despite this however I found it surprisingly readable and unexpectedly powerful

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *