The Dragon, the Earl, and the Troll Book Summary and Study Guide

Detailed plot synopsis reviews of The Dragon, the Earl, and the Troll

This is the fifth book in the Dragon Knight series.

Jim Eckert, the Dragon Knight, has absolutely no intention of attending the Earl of Somerset's infamous 12 days of Christmas celebration. But when the Mage Carolinus, tells him that the Dark Powers may cause trouble, Jim goes to find out what's happening.
Click here to see the rest of this review

On the way to the Earl's castle, Jim and his party discover a group of fellow travelers slain and robbed by outlaws. The sole survivor of the massacre is an infant. Jim and the others arrive at the Earl's place and learn that the baby is actually young Robert Falon, heir to the extensive Falon fortune—and that his aunt, Agatha Falon, is also in attendance at the Earl's celebration, and is willing to do whatever is takes to gain her deceased brother's fortune.

But the biggest problem is the troll Mnrogar, the self-titled King of Trolls who insists that one of the celebration's guests is actually a troll in disguise, come to challenge Mnrogar for his territory. The Earl wants to uncover the hidden troll's identity, but refuses to work with Mnrogar. It is up to Jim, with the help of his friends and an inquisitive hobgoblin, to protect his new ward, get the Earl and the Troll to work together, and find out the motives of an army of trolls surrounding the Earl's castle.

The review of this Book prepared by Ursawolf

Chapter Analysis of The Dragon, the Earl, and the Troll

Click on a plot link to find similar books!

Plot & Themes

Composition of Book Descript. of chases or violence 10%planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives 60%Feelings, relationships, character bio/development 10%Descript. of society, phenomena (tech), places 20% Tone of book    -   suspenseful (sophisticated fear) FANTASY or SCIENCE FICTION?    -   fantasy world/fantasy past Spying & Investigations    -   Yes What is main char. doing?    -   unraveling a conspiracy Is this an adult or child's book?    -   Adult or Young Adult Book

Main Character

Identity:    -   Male Profession/status:    -   mage/magician Age:    -   20's-30's If magical mental powers:    -   can cast many different spells


Terrain    -   Forests Earth setting:    -   17th century Takes place on Earth?    -   Yes

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   explicit references to deaths How much dialogue?    -   roughly even amounts of descript and dialog

Books with storylines, themes & endings like The Dragon, the Earl, and the Troll

Gordon R. Dickson Books Note: the views expressed here are only those of the reviewer(s).
2 Ways to Search!

Our Chief Librarian