Freya and the Myth Machine

Reading material

English edition

Original title: Freya and the Myth Machine

Published: 2015

Publisher: Kaiken Publishing

Class/genre: Young Adults

Pages: 284

Part of a serie: Freya

A thrilling new series about an ancient god in a modern world – hunted, forgotten, and unbowed

Free-spirited Sara Vanadi once lived as the Norse god Freya. Now she spends her days in a mental hospital in Orlando, Florida. One day an ominous man arrives with an unprecedented offer: Sara will be given limitless strength and legions of believers, should she agree to work with his masters…or face obliteration.

Rights sold:

KOREA, Design Comma
POLAND, Wydawnictwo Jaguar
WORLD ENGLISH, Macmillan/Imprint

“Matthew Laurence has written a fantastic character, and working with Rovio Entertainment to launch Freya is an exciting opportunity. Freya’s story as a forgotten god in a modern world is fresh and compelling. I can’t wait for readers to meet her.”
Erin Stein, Imprint Publisher, Macmillan Children’s Publishing Group

Matthew Laurence

Matthew Laurence has been a writer and game designer for more than eight years. He is consistently delighted that he actually gets paid to make games. His career has taken him from Orlando to San Francisco, Helsinki and Munich. In addition to playing games of all kinds, Matthew writes and cooks, travels with his wife whenever (and wherever) possible, and maintains an unhealthy relationship with Netflix.

The Freya YA series is produced in collaboration with Kaiken Publishing, an affiliate company of Rovio Entertainment. It continues and builds on Rovio’s publishing programs while also developing new stories, worlds and characters.


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