In this fantasy novel, a giant named Böder sets out to prove his worth through a series of challenges and adventures across the continent of Durogg which is populated by manimals – those who are half human and half animal. Some years ago, these people had worked to rid themselves of Böder, a ten-meter-tall giant pest. The stories say he had been marauding among their farming communities and consuming everything is sight. But the truth, as always, is a little bit more complicated than that.
Böder has been outcast and exiled to live on an island in the middle of a large river, when an opportunity arises that might help him to redeem himself. Although the populace at large distrusts and fears him, a merchant in need of a rambunctious giant seeks him out for assistance.
So Böder, along with friends and family, sets out on a series of adventures in which he receives help from a princess, deals with some trolls, fights in the arena, faces giant reptiles, Locustmen and pirates and recovers a vast treasure. Whilst along the way he seeks to win the hearts of both a community and a lovely giantess.
But only time will tell if Böder can ever fully redeem himself!