Siletto Storytime is pleased to be a stop on Kiersten White’s Supernaturally Blog Tour. Each stop on the tour includes a fabulous guest post from author Kiersten White herself. Each post details a different creature encountered in the series. Stiletto Storytime was lucky enough to get the troll…definitely a creature that plays a critical role in the latest book. So read below for a completer dossier and artist rendering of the troll. Also make sure to check out the next stop on the Supernaturally tour at Pure Imagination on September 19th.
Known Entity (Human Mimicry), Ancient Origin, Parallel Evolution, Predatory
Immortality: Undetermined, extremely long lives but aging apparent
Breeding: Theoretical cross-breeding dangers, no confirmed instances
Appearance: Northern European in appearance, blonde hair with one notably snarled patch. Typically stocky in build, close-set eyes, blocky features, tails (nearly always hidden). All ages, though their young are rarely seen.
Myths: Anecdotal tales about trolls are neither substantiated nor refuted. Trolls are neither giant nor grotesquely misshapen. Fear of lightning unconfirmed.
Facts: Trolls often live underground in vast social networks. They have been known to steal everything from livestock to entire villages, keeping humans as servants and taking over their homes. They are stronger than the average person, and some reports theorize that trolls can turn invisible at will, though this could be a reflection of their skill at blending and hiding, whether underground or in plain sight.
Dangers: Strength, possible invisibility, theft, violence, numbers (unlike most paranormals, trolls always live in large networks of family units). Trolls should only be confronted when location is confirmed and surrounded. Iron sensitivity, though not pronounced, is present. Tranquilizers and Tasers are effective (please see: Appendices: Weapons, Uses of, sections 4.2-.7).
Information contributed by Evelyn age 15 (please see Appendices Catalog, Section 7, for details on glamour-piercing abilities), transcribed from the original audio: Trolls? Bleep, I dunno. It’s been forever since we found that village. I remember them being extra tall, broad shoulders, kinda thick builds. Super strong—I wouldn’t want to face one alone. Under their glamours they’re not much different. Though some of them did seem to be shimmering strangely as they ran away. Also they could use a serious hair-care regime. It’s sad seeing so many natural blondes letting their hair rat up like that.
Artist rendering of Evelyn’s description:
Think you might want to learn more about how the trolls fit into the paranormal world created by Kiersten White in her hit series? Check out my reviews of Supernaturally and Paranormalcy to learn more about the books. You can also visit Kiersten at her website and learn more about her upcoming physical tour.