The first in a series of two. Ed was just an average forest troll until he came across a little boy in the forest. Ed ended up raising him, and Christian began to seek something beyond his cave home, something more that he felt he had been headed to all his life. When he went to work in the palace across the river from the cave that's when it all starts to happen. Quoting hte front of the book, "part comedy, part love story, part everything-but-the-kitchen-sink."