Stolen Songbird

Stolen Songbird

Book - 2014
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Trolls are said to love gold. They are said to live underground and hate humans, perhaps even eat them. They are said to be evil. When Cécile de Troyes is kidnapped and sold to the trolls, she finds out that there is truth in the rumors, but there is also so much more to trolls than she could have imagined. Cécile has only one thing on her mind after she is brought to Trollus, the city she hadn't even known existed under Forsaken Mountain: escape. But the trolls are inhumanly strong. And fast. She will have to bide her time, wait for the perfect opportunity. But something strange happens while she's waiting--she begins to fall in love with the handsome, thoughtful troll prince that she has been bonded and married to. She begins to make friends. And she begins to see that she may be the only hope for the half-bloods--part troll/part human creatures who are slaves to the full-blooded trolls. There is a rebellion brewing. And her prince, Tristan, the future king, is its secret leader.
Publisher: Nottingham : Strange Chemistry, ©2014
ISBN: 9781908844965
Branch Call Number: JENSEN
Characteristics: 472 pages ; 20 cm


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Cécile is kidnapped and sold to the trolls who have been trapped under the mountain for over 500 years. They marry her to their prince in hopes that she will be the one to break the witch's curse and free them for good.

This was a wonderful and well developed fantasy. It was a little slow in the beginning, and the pacing was a bit odd for me, but the story was so magical that I loved reading it. Cécile is a wonderful and well developed character. She longs to escape, but as she gets to know the trolls more she begins to sympathize with their plight, and longs to help the less fortunate among them.

I just wish it wasn't a series. I am starting to miss stand alone novels.

MedinaReads Mar 25, 2015

Stolen Songbird is a breathtakingly imaginative tale. Cécile de Troyes is kidnapped on her way home from the market and taken to a city she never believed existed- a city of trolls trapped beneath the mountain. The trolls believe that her marriage to the Crown Prince, Tristan, will break the curse set upon them and they will finally be free to roam the earth again. At first, Cécile thinks only of escape, but the more time she spends learning about the culture of Trollus and the unfair treatments of the half human half troll slaves, the more she learns about herself and embraces her new role. And it turns out that her new husband may not exactly be what she thinks he is. This book is fast paced and fascinating, a unique reimagining of the classic Beauty and the Beast tale. Readers who loved Seraphina and Graceling are sure to fall for this world and its characters as well. First in a planned trilogy. Recommended by S.A., Brunswick Library, MCDL

Dec 09, 2014

The book is essentially a historical romance with fantasy mixed in using a good bit of contemporary phrases and comments. Tristan acts like a wannabe rake (but w/o the string of love affairs) with a sensitive heart and Cecile is the feisty common girl he has fallen in love with.

I liked the book because the entire troll lore (the history, the politics etc.) is amazing. There is A LOT of stuff that needs to be explained and as we've barely scratched the surface behind the mystery of The Fall it can only get better.

May 14, 2014

Okay, kcram02, you make it sound totally weird, which it is not. It's actually a very good book, and not completely about trolls. I loved it and can't wait for the sequel!

May 13, 2014

This is a good book about trolls!

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