The Darkenstar: American orders
The Darkenstar, a favorite among Swedish readers of all ages, has finally been published in English! Order it on Amazon here.
If you have purchased a copy at an author event and would like to pay for your purchase, you can make a 5-dollar donation to the United Nations Refugee Council on their website here. This is a heavily discounted price, as the book normally goes for about $14.50 in the UK. If you would like to complement your donation with a payment to the author for an amount of your choice, you may do that via Paypal here.
Payments for physical copies of Edgar and the Dragon can be made in the same way. More information and ordering links for Edgar and the Dragon can be found here.
When the refugee boy Kasir appears in the little Swedish town of Klippsby, twelve-year-old Julia realises at once that something about her new classmate is a bit strange. But she doesn’t realise just how different he is until one fateful night when they are attacked by terrifying living shadows.
Along with her little brother Edvin and an old vagrant called the Troubadour, they are forced to flee through a magical portal to Kasir’s homeland. It is a world of boundless beauty, where art comes alive – but the shadows threaten to destroy all its wonders. While Julia and Edvin struggle with a new language, a new culture and unknown perils, they discover that they have a secret link to Kasir’s world. Perhaps they might even have the power to save it.
What readers are saying about the Swedish edition:
“A well-written story that can spellbind readers of a wide range of ages.” (Christina, culture journalist)
”The Darkenstar is superb. It has made my students want to read … I work in a multicultural area, and the story resonated with them.” (Marie, sixth grade teacher)
”A magical, artistic book that I couldn’t stop reading! 5 out of 5 gryphons!” (Cissi, book blogger)
”Thrilling and realistic! I enjoyed it, and I would love to read the sequel.” (Isidor, 12)
”My eight-year-old son loved it and immediately asked when he could hear more.” (Mikael, father)
”So freaking good and entertaining! I loved it.” (Nerdy Books)