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The Sea of Trolls

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Written by
Nancy Farmer

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Table of Contents
Characters
Setting
Problem
Point of View
Plot
Climax
Resolution
Author's Message
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Characters

Jack is an important character. He is a bard in training and is eleven years old. He can be doubtful and brave at times. Jack is doubtful because he doesn't believe in himself. One example of him being doubtful is that he didn't think he could get off of Olaf's ship. He is brave because he stood up to many monsters like the spiders. Jack completes all of his tasks like making fire and fog, he can also talk to crows. He is very hard working and loyal.
The Bard is a man who is sort of like a magician. He can make fog,fire, and can turn into animals.The Bard teaches Jack about being a bard.
Thorgil is a very fierce character. She is about the same age as Jack. She loves ones who are very dear to her and will protect them from anything. For example she would do anything to keep her dogs safe and won't let anyone go near them. Thorgil also loves Olaf like she was his daughter and even though she doesn't show it, she loves him. Thorgil acts like a guy a lot by competing in belching contests or what not. She doesn't believe in hygiene, but she is girly at heart. She is attracted to jewelry and is talented with a sword.
Olaf may seem scary at first but once you get on his good side then he is very kind. Olaf is a berserker and is very tall. Olaf is very intimidating, and he is not a caring man. He is called Olaf one brow because he has one eyebrow. He is also leader of the queen's berserkers. Olaf was very tall, he had blond braids hanging past his shoulders,a massive beard covering his chest, and one bushy eyebrow extending all the way across his face. Olaf loves his kin and loves to joke around. Olaf believes in bad luck and curses. He doesn't like to admit that he's wrong and he does noble things. Olaf would do anything for his children or wives like keeping them safe. Olaf would never admit that he is wrong because he is way too prideful.


Setting

This book takes place in Northern Europe during the year 793 A.D. This is the time of Beowulf and Vikings. Some places in Europe that the characters traveled were Jack's village, Jotunheim, the Holy Isle, and Olaf's village. The setting is important because the author describes the story really well, so you get a good picture of what the place really looks like.This book is both fiction and non fiction. It can be fiction because some places don't seem real. For example Elfland and Jotunheim are fictional places and probably wouldn't exist in our time. Places that are non fictional are the Saxon village and the general location, Europe. They are real places and exist in our time.

Problem

The conflict is that Jack and Lucy get kidnapped by the Berserkers and they were forced to be slaves. Jack wants to escape but he doesn't want to leave Lucy behind. He felt that is he left he wouldn't be a good brother and that Lucy would be harmed. Jack also goes through the problem of having to save Lucy from the evil queen Frith. He goes through many obstacles like fighting off huge spiders, facing large dragons, and trying to make it to Mimr's Well with Thorgil. Jack goes through a lot so he can save Lucy and while he learns more and more about being a Bard.

Point of View


Plot


Climax

The climax is when Jack and Lucy go to see the Queen Frith, and when they end up on a quest to find the Mimr's Well. Because you don't know what will happen next. When they traveled and saw Queen Frith's beauty, it enchanted Jack so he thought that Lucy would be happy with the beautiful queen. He felt like he should bow and listen to her, following her every wish and order. Also, the highest point in the story was when they found the Mimr's Well Jack gave Thorgil something very special to him, and Thorgil had a very drastic change in attitude that changed her life forever.

Resolution



Author's Message

The authors message in this story was that you shouldn't be afraid to be adventurous. Jack was in a boring life before he became a bard in training. He pretty much did the same things all the time every day. Once he became a bard he took part in many different adventures. He was afraid a first but he sort of got used to it and learned new things and became more brave. Nancy Farmer chose this message because not being afraid of one thing can lead to being more brave with other things. For example if your not afraid to be an adventorous person then you'll be more brave.