Fantasy Creature Friday – Troll!

May 15, 2015 Discussions 10

What is Fantasy Creature Friday? It’s a discussion where I will talk about a particular creature every week. And what book or book series I think of when that creature is mentioned. At the end of the post, you will also get to link up your own fantasy creature book reviews and discussions for others to wander through.

Thanks to Anya at On Star Ships And Dragon Wings for letting me borrow her ‘link your blog’ idea. She does a giveaway every Friday where you can win ARC’s and link up your reviews/discussions/giveaways. You should totally check it out after you’re done here!

 

This weeks creature is the:

 

Troll!

 

Trolls usually live in caves, on isolated mountains. They live in small family units, and are rarely helpful to humans. Depending on where they live, trolls are greatly varied. The ones you hear about the most often, are the ugly and stupid ones. There are also accounts of trolls that look much more like humans, and are smart.

It is widely believed that if a troll is exposed to sunlight, it will turn to stone. Thus, they are mostly nocturnal. Some of the ugly, stupid ones are also man-eaters, but not all. They are very strong, and slower than humans.

 

I have read about trolls in The Hobbit by J. R. R. Tolkein, and From A High Tower by Mercedes Lackey.

Have you read a book with trolls in it? What is your favorite book that has a troll? (Don’t forget to link up any reviews you’ve done in the last week/coming week that had fantasy creatures in them!)

 

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10 Responses to “Fantasy Creature Friday – Troll!”

  1. Kaja

    I recently read Stolen Songbird by Danielle Jensen which has a whole city of trolls living under a mountain. They’re trapped there, have loads of magic, and really want to get out. Pretty interesting!
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  2. Elizabeth

    I don’t read fantasy fiction with trolls, but when I was teaching middle school English I would have students do a research project on elements of fairy tales/traditional literature, and trolls were a popular topic, as well as other scary characters.
    Thanks for the visit and the link to the WP forum.
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    • SilvaraWilde

      I know! There are so few books I can ever think of, when I’m writing up my FCF posts. It seems like the top fantasy creatures everyone uses are vampires, werewolves, sometimes dragons and unicorns. Everything else always takes a backseat to those.

  3. Maria Behar

    This is a GREAT meme idea! Fantasy is one of my favorite genres, and I ADORE J.R.R. Tolkien! I’ve read about trolls in “The Hobbit” and “The Lord of the Rings”.

    I’m currently reading about another fantasy creature — the werewolf. Well, these are really shapeshifters that turn into wolves. No moon effect involved. The book is titled (ironically) “Celtic Moon”. It’s by Jan De Lima, and I’m really enjoying it!! Hope you’re having a wonderful day!! : )
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    • SilvaraWilde

      Glad you like the idea! I was trying to think of some kind of thing I could do weekly last year, and this immediately sprang to mind. Thanks for stopping by!

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