Troll Fell is a children's fantasy novel written by Katherine Langrish, the first in the Troll Trilogy which comprises Troll Fell, Troll Mill and Troll Blood. It is centred around the eponymous mountain, which is infested with trolls.
Peer Ulfsson's father has just died, and the 12-year-old boy and his dog Loki are taken to live with his two uncles, Baldur and Grim, who treat him as a servant and take all his money and belongings. They live in a mill under the shadow of Troll Fell, a mountain inhabited by trolls and their king, the Gaffer. Peer is made to do all the work his uncles had previously done around the mill, his only helper a Nis (Norwegian Nisse, a kind of house-spirit or brownie) who hates Baldur and Grim for not treating him as well as they should. But Peer makes friends with the feisty Hilde, daughter of a nearby farmer, and together they set out to foil his uncles' evil plans to sell children to the trolls.
The Troll Trilogy is set in Viking Scandinavia. Langrish is a British author whose writing is rooted in folklore and history. Her notion of trolls is derived from Scandinavian stories and legends, such as those of Hans Christian Andersen and early folklore collections such as William Craigie's Scandinavian Folklore .
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