Torn - the second book in the Trylle Trilogy... Wendy thought she finally understood who she was and what she wanted, but everything changes when the rival Vittra come after her. She's caught between two worlds, torn between love and duty, and she must decide what life she is going to...
Annali Holmes: Thomas' wife and mother to Finn. Does not like Wendy. Unhappy with the royals.
Aurora Kroner: Mother of Tove, she is a healer. She's also looking for a way to install her son as the next rightful heir to the throne so is watching Elora and Wendy for mistakes. Passive - aggressive and demanding.
Maggie: Wendy's host aunt. Doesn't have a major part in the story.
Aura: A field of subtle, luminous radiation surrounding a person or object. Different colored auras denote different things. (See: http://amandahocking3a.blogspot.com/p/auras.html for definitions of specific colors.)
Changeling: A child secretly exchanged for another.
Förening: The capital and largest city of Trylle society. A compound in the bluffs along the Mississippi River in Minnesota where the palace is located.
Hobgoblin: An ugly, misshapen troll that stands no more than three feet tall.
Host Family: The family that the changeling is left with. They are chosen based on their ranking in human society, with their wealth being the primary consideration. The higher ranked the member of Trylle society, the nicer the host family their changeling is left with.
Mänsklig: Often shortened to "mänks." The literal translation for the word "mänsklig" is human, but it refers to the human child that is taken when the Trylle offspring is left behind.
Markis: A title of male royalty in Trylle and Vittra society. Similar to a Duke, it's given to trolls with superior abilities. They have higher ranking than the average Trylle, but less than the King and Queen. The hierarchy of the Trylle society is as follows: King/Queen, Prince/Princess, Markis/Marksinna, Trylle citizens, Trackers, Mänsklig, Host families, Humans (not raised in troll society)
Marksinna: A title of female royalty in Trylle and Vittra society.
Persuasion: A mild form of mind control. The ability to cause another person to act a certain way based on thoughts.
Precognition: Knowledge of something in advance of its occurrence, especially by extrasensory perception.
Psychokinesis: Blanket term for the production or control of motion, especially in inanimate and remote objects, purportedly by the exercise of psychic powers. This can include mind control, precognition, telekinesis, biological healing, teleportation, and transmutation.
Stork: A slang term for tracker; derogatory. "Humans tell little kids that storks bring the babies, but trackers bring the babies here."
Tracker: Members of Trylle society that are specifically trained to track down the changelings and bring them home. Trackers have no paranormal abilities, other than the affinity to tune in to one particular troll. They are able to sense danger to their charge and can determine distance between themselves and their charge. The lowest form of Trylle society, other than mänsklig.
Trylle: Beautiful trolls with powers of psychokinesis who use the practice of changelings as the cornerstone of their society. Like all trolls, they are ill-tempered and cunning, and often selfish. Once plentiful, their abilities are fading, but they are still one of the largest tribes of trolls. They are considered peaceful.
Tryllic: An old language that Trylle wrote in to disguise their important documents from humans. It uses different symbols than the Greek alphabet, and is similar to Arabic or Cyrillic in appearance.
Vittra: A more violent faction of trolls whose powers lie in physical strength and longevity, although some mild psychokinesis is not unheard of. They also suffer from frequent infertility. While Vittra are generally beautiful in appearance, more than fifty percent of their offspring conceived are born as hobgoblins. They are one of the troll tribes that have hobgoblins in their population.
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