The Adventures of the Billy Goats Gruff

The Adventures of the Billy Goats Gruff How can we possibly get a troll maiden to kiss one of us asked Edgar in despair It would be hard enough if we still wore the form of men but in this shape it would be simple folly Possessed by a curs

  • Title: The Adventures of the Billy Goats Gruff
  • Author: Kevin P. Futers
  • ISBN: 9781609117917
  • Page: 138
  • Format: Paperback
  • How can we possibly get a troll maiden to kiss one of us asked Edgar in despair It would be hard enough if we still wore the form of men, but in this shape it would be simple folly Possessed by a curse that turned them into goats, three brothers set out to the land of Trolls They are on a quest for a maiden s kiss, which will return them to their true forms At the How can we possibly get a troll maiden to kiss one of us asked Edgar in despair It would be hard enough if we still wore the form of men, but in this shape it would be simple folly Possessed by a curse that turned them into goats, three brothers set out to the land of Trolls They are on a quest for a maiden s kiss, which will return them to their true forms At the border, they cross a bridge and kill its guardian Only after this unfortunate incident do they learn that trolls have families, too How will any of the brothers get a kiss from a maiden when they are now in a blood feud with her kin And the longer it takes, the their human identities fade Will the brothers be doomed to roam as goats forever Kevin P Futers was born in Dundee, Scotland and now resides in Newcastle upon Tyne, England with his wife, four children and two lurchers.

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    1. A well-constructed, carefully prepared book. I could recognize and appreciate the time and trouble put into this book by the author. It took me a while to get into it, quite involved at the start along with many different names that take on different forms, be it the long name or the shortened version, which took a little bit getting used to.As a great fan of fairytales, I loved to experience the retelling of the age-old story of The Billy Goats Gruff. It somehow brought the story home to explor [...]

    2. This story follows a band of adventurers seeking for nothing more than a kiss to restore than natural human form. The problem is, when they kill the wrong troll, they anger the wrong trolls. This is a new spin on an old Norwegian fairytale. In the original, everything ends after the troll is killed, in a sort of happily ever after moment. In this story, however, Futers demonstrates his ability to add the human struggle, and the truth that resolutions are never so simple. Will the goats lose thei [...]

    3. Kevin Futers book, ‘ The Adventures of the Billy Goats Gruff’, puts a whimsical spin on an age-old fairy tale. The story is one that the reader can easily become immersed in, as Mr. Futers carefully describes a medieval time period populated not only by humans, but also by trolls, elves and wizards – good and bad. All the main and supporting characters have well-developed and well-defined personalities, and, despite the spells, trolls and elves, the story is believable.Mr. Futers makes goo [...]

    4. The next big hit movie from Dreamworks? I think it certainly should be, though it may turn out to be another missed opportunity from the film industry. This wonderful tale describes Eadwine the Gruff’s offspring, three of which are cursed to walk as goats. Of note, Eadwine and his sons are based on real characters from the seventh century, but until now the story of them becoming goats has not been told to any degree. Anyway, the only release from their spell is to kiss a maiden Troll. It star [...]

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