Troll Mountain (Troll Mountain, #2)
A dauntless young hero.An army of brutal monsters.An impossible quest.Journey to the mountain ...The only unguarded entrance to Troll Mountain is the abandoned kingdom of the hobgoblins.With no other route available to them, Raf and his newfound friends, Ko and Düm, enter the dark, dank world of the hobgoblins.But is it truly abandoned?IN THIS, THE SECOND OF THREE SERIALIZED EPISODES, MATTHEW REILLY TAKES YOU ON HIS WILDEST RIDE YET: A HEADLONG QUEST TO THE DARK HEART OF THE KINGDOM OF THE TROLLS.

Troll Mountain (Troll Mountain, #2) Details

TitleTroll Mountain (Troll Mountain, #2)
Author
LanguageEnglish
ReleaseApr 15th, 2014
PublisherMomentum
ISBN-139781760080945
Rating
GenreFantasy, Fiction, Adventure, Action

Troll Mountain (Troll Mountain, #2) Review

  • Brenda
    January 1, 1970
    4.5★s Following on from Episode 1, Raf, Ko and the troll Raf rescued, Dum arrived at the entrance to Troll Mountain – the only seemingly unguarded way forward. But this dark and unfriendly tunnel used to be the home of the dreaded hobgoblins, so caution was a necessity. As the three unlikely friends made their way forward, through thick cobwebs and terrible smells, they suddenly came across a massive pit – it was the complete width of the tunnel and too wide to leap across. What they saw down in 4.5★s Following on from Episode 1, Raf, Ko and the troll Raf rescued, Dum arrived at the entrance to Troll Mountain – the only seemingly unguarded way forward. But this dark and unfriendly tunnel used to be the home of the dreaded hobgoblins, so caution was a necessity. As the three unlikely friends made their way forward, through thick cobwebs and terrible smells, they suddenly came across a massive pit – it was the complete width of the tunnel and too wide to leap across. What they saw down in the depths of the pit made them shudder as they worked out a way past and enabled them to continue toward the Mountain.As they slowly moved through the tunnel, Raf suddenly realized he could see a massive door in the distance – but what was guarding it? With a suddenness too fast to avoid, they were surrounded – but what were they surrounded by? Was this the end of their journey? Would Raf ever find the elixir to save his sister and the rest of his village?Wow this very short episode has a great kick! It didn’t take long to read, but when I finished I realized I should have waited for Episode 3 so I could read them both together. It’s also difficult to review without revealing spoilers from Episode 1 – but in a nutshell, I really enjoyed it and can’t wait to read the third and last episode in this latest genre change from Aussie author Matthew Reilly. I have no hesitation in recommending this highly, but you must read Episode 1 first…
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  • Melanie
    January 1, 1970
    Not as seat gripping that is expected from a Reilly boom and to be honest if it wasn't Reilly I wouldn't get the next one, but I am hoping he has a rabbit somewhere with the trolls.
  • Joshua Travers
    January 1, 1970
    A quick easy, fun, and clean read!
  • Josh
    January 1, 1970
    Originally reviewed at Just A Guy That Likes To Read: http://justaguythatlikes2read.blogspo...This review contains spoilers from episode 1. Avoid reading further if you don’t want to spoil the entertaining fantastical adventure Reilly’s young protagonist Raf undertakes in the first instalment. Raf and his unorthodox band of followers edge closer to obtaining the valuable elixir, made and controlled by the inhabitants of the dreaded Troll Mountain. Episode 1 saw Raf, outlander Ko, and the endeari Originally reviewed at Just A Guy That Likes To Read: http://justaguythatlikes2read.blogspo...This review contains spoilers from episode 1. Avoid reading further if you don’t want to spoil the entertaining fantastical adventure Reilly’s young protagonist Raf undertakes in the first instalment. Raf and his unorthodox band of followers edge closer to obtaining the valuable elixir, made and controlled by the inhabitants of the dreaded Troll Mountain. Episode 1 saw Raf, outlander Ko, and the endearing yet simplistic exiled troll Dum forge an unlikely friendship on an adventure which led them to the entrance of the feared hobgoblins’ abandon kingdom on route to Troll Moutain. Here, author Matthew Reilly steps up the atmosphere and brings the accustomed action he’s renowned for (Jack West Jr. Novels spring to mind) as the threesome traverse the hostile kingdom that isn’t as abandoned as first thought. I only wish more page time had been given to this dark and menacing place-setting but given TROLL MOUNTAIN is YA, I can see why he didn’t go over the top with explicit depiction of the surroundings and the danger lurking in its shadows. From there, Raf catches a glimpse of what awaits him and the path he must undertake to obtain the elixir which will save his ailing sister and fellow tribesmen. Complete with maps (stock standard Reilly fiction), tension, action, and a more evolved cast of characters, this latest instalment brings readers to the edge of what seems to be a pivotal moment in Raf’s journey. Much like episode 1, the second instalment of TROLL MOUNTAIN ends in a cliff hanger of sorts that has me eagerly awaiting the final portion of the story.
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  • S.W.
    January 1, 1970
    And so … we have a cliff-hanger at the end of Episode II.This second part of Troll Mountain sees the return of trademark Matthew Reilly maps and traps, which I love to refer to as I read through the story. They’re a handy feature indeed.I’m still convinced that the whole story is a reflection of modern society. Manipulative powers at the top and everyone fighting their own struggles below. On to Episode III.In a nutshell: Check my final thoughts for Episode III. PS. I’ve decided to write these r And so … we have a cliff-hanger at the end of Episode II.This second part of Troll Mountain sees the return of trademark Matthew Reilly maps and traps, which I love to refer to as I read through the story. They’re a handy feature indeed.I’m still convinced that the whole story is a reflection of modern society. Manipulative powers at the top and everyone fighting their own struggles below. On to Episode III.In a nutshell: Check my final thoughts for Episode III. PS. I’ve decided to write these review comments as I complete each book. I wanted to capture my thoughts on each episode before I was backed up or disproved in the next episode/s. So, you’ll either see how way off I was along the way … or be amazed at how perceptive I was ahead of the final climax (see, I’m even assuming there’s an awesome climax as I write this). Note: I don’t claim to be a pro-reviewer, I am a reader. My reviews are based on my personal thoughts around the story that the book is trying to tell. I try to focus on the story (which is the reason I read) rather than dissect the book and pass comment on typos, writing style or structure.
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  • Ian
    January 1, 1970
    The action starts immediately on page one. I expect Reilly wrote the complete novel and has chopped it up into three bite-sized episodes.We get to experience Troll Mountain and the atrocities of its inhabitants: the trolls. Raf, our hero, is certainly courageous and I found I was cheering him on as he climbs the mountain to find the magical Elixir that will heal his sick sister.This episode is a vast improvement on the first one and I'm looking forward to the final one. It's typical Reilly, thou The action starts immediately on page one. I expect Reilly wrote the complete novel and has chopped it up into three bite-sized episodes.We get to experience Troll Mountain and the atrocities of its inhabitants: the trolls. Raf, our hero, is certainly courageous and I found I was cheering him on as he climbs the mountain to find the magical Elixir that will heal his sick sister.This episode is a vast improvement on the first one and I'm looking forward to the final one. It's typical Reilly, though I still feel it's a little simple, but is full of great action, danger with a hero trapped in seemingly impossible situations. There's minimal character development but this is a plot-driven novel where the action and adventure is what keeps the reader enthralled.
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  • Lyn Richards
    January 1, 1970
    Raf is racing against time to get an elixir to heal his sister of her illness. Raf is also an unlikely hero in that he thinks his village is not getting the best representation from their Northman leaders.....Raf, Dume and Co continue their journey to Troll Mountain and create a little mischief and trouble along the way, but its all for a good cause....This is an action packed intriguing story as usual Mr Reilly and from the start to finish I was enraptured.Cant want to read episode 3 and see wh Raf is racing against time to get an elixir to heal his sister of her illness. Raf is also an unlikely hero in that he thinks his village is not getting the best representation from their Northman leaders.....Raf, Dume and Co continue their journey to Troll Mountain and create a little mischief and trouble along the way, but its all for a good cause....This is an action packed intriguing story as usual Mr Reilly and from the start to finish I was enraptured.Cant want to read episode 3 and see where this story concludes.
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  • Roderick Baxter
    January 1, 1970
    Cliff Hanger!!!Oh no, After successfully sneaking into the Troll Mountain fortress and almost stealing the elixir and finding out it's secrets Raf is captured. Seemingly betrayed and with nothing to loose, Raf decides to challenge the Troll King only to find that it is not the Troll King that he will have to fight but the King's Champion. Just as well I have down loaded the next installment in order to find out how this story ends.
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  • Ellen
    January 1, 1970
    I am the cliff hanger stage and looking forward to reading part three. I can't say much as I want to avoid spoilders. This is a short pacy read with tense fights and engaging twists and turns. A big part of this book is about not making assumptions, and not being prejudiced. It is also about standing up to bullies.
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  • Balthazar Lawson
    January 1, 1970
    The adventure continues. I find this a very good read, even if a bit simple and uncomplicated. It's fiction and anything can happen in fiction.I'm enjoying this series and just a little annoyed I have to wait a week for the next episode.
  • Nicola Sheridan
    January 1, 1970
    This was the second installment of Raf's adventures in Troll Mountain - and I thoroughly enjoyed it. The story and prose is simple but the tale itself is quite poignant. Well worth reading to older children.
  • Any Length
    January 1, 1970
    more of a kid's story
  • James Kidd
    January 1, 1970
    Ok. Just ok. Mildly diverting.
  • Bennett
    January 1, 1970
    This episode was much more typical of Matthew Reilly's style. As with all of his books though, be sure to check in your disbelief at the door.
  • Stephen
    January 1, 1970
    Better than the previous episode
  • Sonia
    January 1, 1970
    There was a lovely moral to this series but not MR's most exciting book. Enjoyable but not fabulous compared to his others.
  • Elise Oliver
    January 1, 1970
    loving the continued story line. the creatures are becoming more and more likeable too which is fantastic.
  • Belinda
    January 1, 1970
    More, more, more. The master of the cliffhanger has done it again! Now I'm going to have to sit here and read the final instalment because I have to k ow what happens!!!
  • Nikki
    January 1, 1970
    Fabulous! ... Lets finish this! Bring on Episode III5 Stars!
  • Carriejbennett64gmail.Com
    January 1, 1970
    More good reading
  • Librariasaurus
    January 1, 1970
    Much better than the first episode. This feels a lot more polished and the story was less childish. Looking forward to the next one.
  • Tiffany
    January 1, 1970
    This was a fun read. I love how the author puts his characters into the situations that he does. I love watching them come up with ways to get out of the trouble they have caused. Love this read!
  • Gerald Kubicki
    January 1, 1970
    This short story wanders. You get the impression that the author is just setting up his last book in the trilogy. I will skip the last book.
  • Jill Smith
    January 1, 1970
    Read on my ipad - brilliant!
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