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The Tollkeeper by [Vickers, Mark]
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Length: 389 pages Word Wise: Enabled Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
Page Flip: Enabled Language: English

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Klaus Rise is a creature out of legend hiding in plain sight.

Through the darkest hours of the night, he maintains a low profile as a tollkeeper along a lonely stretch of Florida causeway. Then a drunken, loud-mouthed motorist causes Klaus to lose his stony cool, spurring him to narrate two intertwined stories.

One is an epic coming-of-age tale set in medieval Norway and Iceland. The other is a modern noir mystery in which he encounters a woman with a mythic history of her own. Her uncanny aunts--who bear a striking resemblance to the Norns of Norse lore--learn his secrets and enlist his help to battle a mysterious enemy and an eminent domain case of immense importance.

The surly Klaus wants no part of it. Yet, he is soon entangled in forces he can barely comprehend and a fate that has guided his implausible life from the day he was born. At the center of all the book's scams, schemes, seductions and savagery is a pristine Florida spring that must be preserved at all costs.

Everything depends on the tollkeeper’s success…and always has.

Often hilarious, sometimes heartrending and always an adventure, The Tollkeeper is a unique and beautifully written literary fantasy that blends elements of J. R. R. Tolkien, Neil Gaiman, Carl Hiaasen and the sagas of yore.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 678 KB
  • Print Length: 389 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: Least Tern Press (10 August 2018)
  • Sold by: Amazon Australia Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Word Wise: Enabled
  • Screen Reader: Supported
  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
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  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #923,672 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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5.0 out of 5 starsAn Incredible Story! Loved more for the telling--and better for the sharing!
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Rebecca Weldon
4.0 out of 5 starsBrings Norse sagas to life.
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Conscious Consumer
4.0 out of 5 starsExcellently written and imaginative
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Gordon Derner
4.0 out of 5 starsWell-written - but overly long and slow
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5.0 out of 5 starsGreat fast read - page turner couldn't put it down
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