My new fantasy novel for middle-grade readers, Bog, is officially available on May 1! In it, a cave troll with a grudge against humans embarks on a quest into human territory after his father is turned into stone. To celebrate the book, I’m launching my video book trailer and hosting a Goodreads giveaway for one of ten copies of the book. Good luck!
The early reviews of Bog are wonderful. Here’s what readers had to say:
“Bog is an irresistible character—grouchy but sweet, deeply flawed but deeply noble. I didn’t want his quest to end. Funny, inventive, and full of heart, this is undoubtedly Krossing’s best book yet.”
Lena Coakley, author of Witchlanders
“Karen Krossing’s latest novel is a commentary on difference and otherness, and a hopeful tale about the bridges that empathy can build over these impasses. Seen through Bog’s eyes, humans are the monsters, trolls are the good guys, and the epitome of beauty is strength, a bumpy nose, coarse skin and wild, dark hair … If you can read this novel and not wish you were a troll boy frolicking in the woods, you’re a better human than me.”
Cultural Eclipse, Emily Pohl-Weary, author of Not Your Ordinary Wolf Girl
You can also listen to an excerpt from the novel here. Enjoy the trailer!