Twenty thousand years ago, under a shimmering green sky, a huge blocky figure emerged from the Troll Wall, strode across the frozen North Sea and took up residence on the warmer shores of what is now the county of Essex.
Oliver Benjamin is trapped in the boredom of the long summer holidays. But when he spots the sparkling green hand rising from the waves on Frinton beach, things take a turn for the unexpected. The Captain is weaving mythical tales about the Frinton Troll – but he’s just a deluded old man. Isn’t he? When the hand takes on a life of its own, and more parts of the troll come to light, Ollie and the Captain team up with Nurse Vera and Junkyard Joey to explore the mystery. As they race around the Essex lanes, their quest seems complicated and ridiculous, but the troll is gaining in power – and time is running out for the Captain…
A comical, mystical adventure for readers aged ten to teens.
Content note: An uplifting book but has references to illness and death.