Original title: Korvaaja
Author: A.R.S. Horkka
Genres: Fantasy & Science Fiction, Young Adult (13 or 14+)
Part of a series: Nordic Horror series
English series presentation. Full Finnish pdf.
Third title of the new Nordic Horror series!
When the days are short, the nightmares are long. And your fears take a monstrous shape.
Consider the long, dark winters of the Nordics and the mythologies they breed. Add a dash of mystery, a touch of the supernatural, and a drop of murder. As a finishing touch, layer on frigid mists and a pervasive, creeping eeriness, and you end up with the perfect Nordic Horror series. But if you look more closely, there is also kindness, friendship and romance in the mix!
Nordic Horror is an anthology series. Each novel introduces a new main character with a fast-paced, original, and fun-to-read plot from a different horror subgenre with a Nordic twist. Above all, each story is an honest and emotional study of its protagonists – of the fears that have made them who they are and how they still have to face their biggest fear of all, no matter what monstrous shape it takes.
Book 3: THE STAND-IN
The past haunts me. I haunt the past.
After a brain tumor diagnosis, 18-year-old Taika, an avid member of a historical reenactment group, develops a psychic connection to a medieval noblewoman, a Viking berserker, and a Finnish civil war photographer. Now, Taika must help them with their troubles, and they help her, to the point of curing her cancer. Ultimately, we learn that the ghost that has been haunting her has been herself all along.
FINLAND: Tammi (orig.)