“Thornghost” was a fun, imaginative and amazing story. It pulls you in and takes you through a world seen through a young boy's eyes and unfolds a fantasy type world full of trolls, nightmares and talking animals. It reminded me a bit of The Chronicles of Narnia with the walking and talking animals and parts of the story line, but it was well worth it
Niklas' mother passed away when he was a small boy, leaving him to his grandmother and uncle. Niklas didn't know much about his mother just the awful memory of her on her death bed and his recurring nightmares. Soon, he is thrown into a world that he assumed was just a game and finds out he is the only one that can help save it.
I highly recommend this book.
Fans of Gregor the Overlander and Five Kingdoms will love this alternate-realm fantasy full of heart-racing action
Strange things are happening around Niklas Summerhill’s home. A green-eyed beast is killing animals in the woods, and the nightmares that have haunted Niklas since his mother died grow more terrifying with every night. When the beast turns out to be a troll brought to life from his own games, Niklas knows he has to stop it. With the help of his lynx companion, Secret, he finds the source of the magic: a portal to another world. But this realm, once the home of peaceful animals, is also in danger. The evil Sparrow King is hunting down the few survivors from a devastating war, and a dark, blood-thirsty plant is infecting the valley. Niklas must try to save both worlds. But first he has to uncover the truth about his mother’s last words: "I’m a Thornghost."
From the author of The Twistrose Key comes a fantasy brimming with intriguing mystery, fast-paced action, and a cast of unforgettable human and animal characters.
Age Level: 10 and up / Grade Level: 5 and up