West of the Moon by Katherine Langrish
Labels: Book Reviews, Katherine Langrish, Random House, Young Adult · Who posted this? Mina B at 19:10
Release Date: March 3rd 2011
Publisher: HarperCollinsChildren'sBooksBuy it: Amazon
An epic and action-packed fantasy adventure that weaves together Norse legends, shadowy creatures and an unforgettable hero. When Peer is orphaned he is taken by his wicked uncles to live at their foreboding mill in the shadow of Troll Fell. Here he meets beautiful and spirited Hilde and after a terrifying encounter with the sinister creatures who live below the fell the pair form an inseparable bond. They are thirsty for adventure, so when a Viking longship docks at their village, they decide to set sail for Vinland -- a mysterious place across the perilous sea. But are the ship's captain and his sword wielding son really honest sailors? What creatures lurk in the shadows and forests of the new land? And will Peer and Hilde ever return? Spanning years and continents and filled with brilliantly imagined characters and creatures, this is gripping, atmospheric fantasy at its best...
The first thing you think when you pick of this book is something negative about the cover. Right? But like 'they' say ...Don't judge a book by its cover because this book is sure one hell of a book.
It is very thick so there's so many thrilling events that occur. Action, drama and everything. With trolls, Vikings and yetis. The book is split up into three sections ...all the easier to read.
Peer is a great character. He goes through many struggles and trials with his dog Loki and his new friend Hilde as his only salvation. It's nice to see how Peer and Hilde's relationship grows from friendship to love. It's so obvious they belong together.
I 'm not really much interested in books about Vikings and trolls but here Langrish has created a splendid story world making me want to read more about them. In fact, I want to read more of her books. This one was fab. The others may be too. :)