YMMV: The Sea of Trolls
- Esoteric Happy Ending: Both Jack and Thorgil die (but fortunately, they're taken to the Islands of the Blessed to become bards). Their families are left to mourn.
- What Do You Mean, It's for Kids?: Subverted. The series includes much violence, death, and disturbing imagery, but it came out in 2004, at which time Young Adult Literature was becoming an apparent genre of it's own.