The Elven Son

Reading material

Finnish edition
English synopsis

Original title: Haltijan poika

Published: 2013

Publisher: Tammi

Class/genre: Young Adults

Pages: 182

A magnificient sequel to I Hear the Forest Calling.

The Elven Son is a mesmerizing story about the importance of finding one’s roots and a reminder of the significance of friends and family.
About to start high school, Jouni is still pondering where his mother is. Together with his sister, Saara, he tries to find the place where he was born, hoping to find a way to his mother. Jouni has a falling-out with his girlfriend and downs a bottle of wine right before his band is about to go on stage. Later, Jouni ignores the warnings of his teacher and goes out on the night of Halloween, only to find himself followed by the dead. Can his sister save him? And will they find their mother?

Sari Peltoniemi

Sari Peltoniemi is a versatile and respected author who writes for children, young adults, and adults. She has also written lyrics and played the bass in the Noitalinna huraa! band. Peltoniemi’s texts have the ability to transform even the most ordinary into extraordinary and everyday life into an adventure. Peltoniemi says she writes organic fantasy that combines everyday reality with the countless possibilities of the imagination.


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