The Darkenstar: US orders

American readers can now order my new fantasy book The Darkenstar for only 15 dollars (shipping from Europe included)!

The Darkenstar, a favorite among Swedish readers of all ages, has finally been published in (British) English! The hardcover release is technically limited to Europe, but since I really want my friends, family and others back in the States to be able to celebrate this milestone with me, I’ve reduced the price from 30 dollars to 15 including shipping.

Ordering instructions

Fill out the contact form below to order a hardcover copy of The Darkenstar. If you would like your book signed (no extra charge), please indicate this under “comments”. Once I have received your order, I will send a confirmation to the e-mail address you have provided, along with a Paypal payment link. The book will be sent upon payment. Delivery time is dependent on international shipping but should not take longer than 2-3 weeks.

Please note that this offer is only available in the USA and that the only payment option I can accept is Paypal. If you do not have Paypal, you can get a free account at paypal.com or ask a friend who has it to handle your order.

Otherwise, the e-book can be ordered with a variety of payment methods by clicking any of the following links: Amazon KindleApple BooksNookKobo

Donations to Science with a Mission

As you may have guessed, this special price is heavily reduced and basically just covers expenses such as shipping. In other words, 15 dollars represents a “free” book. If you are willing and able to pay more, please consider donating the rest to Science with a Mission, a non-profit, charitable organization dedicated to producing diagnostics for developing countries. A suggested amount would be 15 dollars, as that is the amount by which I have reduced the book’s price, but any amount would be helpful.

Click here for more information about Science with a Mission: https://www.sciencewithamission.org/ (Donations by Paypal or credit card can be made by clicking the “donate” button at the bottom of the page.)

If the contact form below does not work for whatever reason, please send an e-mail saying “I want to order The Darkenstar” to trolyrien@gmail.com and we will work it out from there.

Please note that you will not receive an automatic confirmation; I will respond manually once I have read your message, which might take a day or two. If you do not hear from me in two days, feel free to send an e-mail to trolyrien@gmail.com

Download chapters 1-5 for free here (pdf)

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)

Would you like to share your thoughts on The Darkenstar? You can review it on GoodreadsAmazon or Barnes & Noble’s website.