Trolls Of The Midnight Sun
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Join the Trolls of the Midnight Sun on their mischievous, nighttime adventures. Glance through the pages and see how the trolls prepare for the spirits of the Aurora Borealis. This fun, rhyming Scandinavian tale, with its unique, colorful illustrations is a true message about spreading goodwill and kindness to others.
'Never mind Scandi crime fiction, the time has come for Scandi horror.' Metro ***** What if...? A large wolf escapes its captors. A cult leader breaks out of psychiatric care. A disillusioned woman is forced to end her self-imposed exile. Stefan Spjut's latest novel explores the ancient notion that our forests may be inhabited by beings we do not understand, creatures neither animal nor human, living in the shadows . . . Thriller, horror fiction, suspense, Trolls is set ten years on from hit novel Stallo, as Susso Myrén's world once again starts to shift around her.
Norway, 1965. A team of young climbers from the north of England camp at the bottom of the tallest vertical rock face in Europe - the Troll Wall. No one has dared attempt this gigantic challenge before. Some say it will never be climbed. This will be the adventure of a lifetime. Rain and snow soak them as they climb. Avalanches and loose rock threaten their lives. A Norwegian team arrives to compete for the glory as the world's media look on. Pushed to the limits of exhaustion, the team spends days on the wall, refusing to given in, even when failure seems certain. "Troll Wall" tells the gripping story of one of the most dramatic first ascents in British climbing history. Written days after their success, almost half a century ago, and newly rediscovered, Tony Howard's account is a fascinating insight into the challenges of climbing a big mountain wall.
Nine year old Samantha wakes up on the morning when her very first pony is to arrive. .Seraphina is a very special pony, a Norwegian Fjord. Samantha is so excited and happy, but she must be a bit patient. She eats breakfast with her little sister, asks her mother to tell her again all about Seraphina, does her farm chores, and checks to make sure all is ready for her pony. All the family's animals - the dog and cat, the chickens and ducks, and her mother's big grey horse - are awaiting this joyous arrival.
A secret society of cats that pull the strings of history...the strange relationship between trolls and football...a congressional hearing concerning terrorists and dance lessons. You've never dreamt of things like this. Award winning author and poet Lynn Veach Sadler presents over twenty of her speculative stories in this unique collection.
Twenty years ago, in England, author Richard Leviton "discovered the planet." Following quite specific guidance, he began a long process that amounted to an apprenticeship. "My mentors dispatched me to various specific locations in the Somerset landscape, and at all hours of the night and day. I sat on hills and valleys and rocks under sunlight, moonlight, rain, snow, and fog, and had visions. I started to see another landscape behind the apparent landscape. It was an apparitional landscape with stars, planets, galaxies, angels, spirits of Nature, mythic deities, divinity." As time went on, he found himself talking with angels, visiting celestial cities, and following gnomes. He came to understand that at one level we are the planet, and that both we and it have an intimate relationship with our galaxy. "I found myself living inside the myths of the world as if they were expert scripts for real-life inner adventures. I never once thought I was crazy. Why should I? Quite the opposite. I believed I was finally getting grounded in something real. But it would take me twenty years to make sense of it. That sense is embodied in The Emerald Modem." The Emerald Modem includes: direct correspondences between human chakras and the Earth's energy features--and the galactic originalstables listing locations of sacred sites around the planet where you may experience this relationshipexplanations of world myths, which provide clues to this unsuspected visionary world around us This is the first book to synthesize all the fragments of geomantic perception (sacred sites, energy points, vertexes, etc.) into a global interactive model that ties human consciousness directly to it. Leviton describes 85 subtle features in the planetary landscape, places you can go for mystical experiences. They are features of the Earth's energy body, almost all invisible to conventional sight. But psychic cognition can be trained, and you can usefully interact with any of these types of sites today without seeing what you're doing. Your intent to interact for the benefit of yourself and the planet is all that's required. Just as modems dial us into the Internet, so the features of the Earth's energy body described in The Emerald Modem help us get online with the galaxy. You can learn to visit Grail Castles, experience a Mount Olympus, or walk through the stars in a landscape zodiac--and you can learn enough to become confident that you're not traveling alone.
..".imparts evanescent visions of oceans crossed and lands traversed from the late 1800s and grounds the reader to the present time. Beginning in Norway and culminating in Canada, a lovingly crafted outline of the author's rich family history..." ..".more than the record of an heirloom or a family tree;...the reconstruction of the story of a family, rooted and established in love, sharing an unshakeable faith, and reaping the blessing of a clan that has spanned centuries. ...a compelling work- because of the universal appeal of seeking out one's family history, and the sense of timeless belonging revealed throughout... a haunting, yet comforting story that shares the same interesting elements of famous stories...that explore the details of pioneer living..." ..".I...compliment you on your thorough, thoughtful research and your writing style. This book is a real treasure! It will appeal to a variety of readers: ...young and old...anyone interested in Norwegian immigrant stories or who want to know something about researching family history and learn...what drew relatives to Canada a century ago...and about the adventure of doing research about things of value to us...".
When DS Mark Pemberton embarks on a cruise to the Arctic Circle he simply wants to experience the spectacle of the midnight sun and the splendour of the glaciers and fjords. But then a man is found stabbed and Pemberton is asked by the captain to assist in investigating the death without alarming the other passengers.
Presents a play set in Strandvik, a small community in the north of Iceland in 1942, where young Icelanders want to break from their own traditions and embrace American popular culture.
Even Trolls Love Pasties looks back to life in Ann Arbor during the 1970s and two freshmen at the University of Michigan as they move through at world of young loves, new friendships, drugs, music, politics, Wolverine football and the occasional ghost. After encountering the slings and arrows that life throws their way, the two embark on a road trip to Daytona Beachvia Seattle.
While humanity has been telling fantastic stories for millennia, fantasy fiction has only come into its own as a genre in the latter half of the twentieth century, as the works of such writers as J.R.R. Tolkien and Robert E. Howard have found a wide audience. This wonderful collection celebrates fantasy's heyday with 33 masterpieces of short fiction, ranging from 1940s stories by L. Sprague de Camp, H.L.Gold, Fritz Leiber, and Manly Wade Wellman to more recent tales by such towering modern talents as Peter S. Beagle, Terry Bisson, James P. Blaylock Suzy McKee Charnas, John Crowley, Tanith Lee, Michael Swanwick, Judith Tarr, Howard Waldrop, Jane Yolen, and Roger Zelazny. Just as Gardner Dozois's Modern Classics of Science Fiction has helped longtime fans and new readers alike discover the genre's finest short stories, so too shall this anthology allow readers to find in one volume more than two dozen masterworks of fantasy.
This is the first extensive anthology of contemporary Sami literature in English. The Sami are the indigenous people inhabiting Northern Norway, Sweden, Finland and Russia's Kola Peninsula. Twenty-one authors from all four countries are represented with poetry, short stories and excerpts from novels. Many of the authors are award-winners, and some have been included in Nordic and international collections. The readers will be introduced to a variety of themes and experiences, from wolves attacking a reindeer herd to river boat rafting and the making of a shaman drum, from the most tender love poems in Arctic surroundings to the bitter realities in the everyday life of a suppressed minority. The text reflects Sami resilience and selfhood, and expresses the Sami's own perspective on their struggle to preserve traditional values in modern society -- from back cover.