Grump & Rose: A Novel by Aaron Burdet (Ebon and Amber #1)
English | 2016 | Fantasy | 1.2 MB
Trolls kill. Violence is as much a part of them as their arms, legs, and tusks. Everyone knows about trollish Hunger, from drunk elves to righteous humans to greedy dwarves. Even the trolls of Blackwood Swamp embrace their curse, save the secondborn of the Bulderbags, Grump, who thinks nothing of Hunger and everything of his goat and the sunny lands beyond their borders.
Grump never feeds his Hunger. He would much rather feed his goat, even if doing so brings shame to his proud family. As his murderous brother sets a brutal plan in motion, fate plucks Grump from his solitary life and plunges him into the midst of wizards, wars, and an old woman’s garden. Thrown into strange lands with even stranger people, Grump finds himself caretaker of a curious infant and companion to a goblin who promises a wish if Grump carries the infant across the world to his powerful master. Reluctantly, Grump agrees, unaware that the night he leaves his garden will be the night a troll determines the fate of the entire world.