Original title: Isetin solmu
Author: Magdalena Hai
Genre: Young Adult (13 or 14+)
Part of a series: The Royaume Chronicles
Finnish full text, English synopsis
Highly imaginative world-building and mythological storytelling in a YA Space-Witch series inspired by Hayao Miyazaki, Neil Gaiman and Diana Wynne Jones
Finlandia Prize nominated series!
A series partly based on Earth and partly on the witch planet, Royaume, where the eternal night reigns!
Magdalena Hai’s works have been sold to over 25 countries!
What happens to Earth when the elves return? The magnificent fantasy adventure continues.
After battling the great witches, Lune seeks to understand her mysterious power and erratic boyfriend Niemann. At the same time, the Elven forest gate opened by Lune has begun to live its own life. The beautiful Elven people are now flowing back to Earth from which they had been banished by the Principal. In Royaume, the Black Witch makes a grand re-entrance, but for the first time in a thousand years a rebellion is smoldering in the realm. The brilliant Minuit is stalked by a different kind of threat – a new court witch who wants nothing less than her heart.
The first installment of the series, The Third Sister, was nominated for the Finlandia Prize in Children’s and Youth Literature.
The clever and entertaining novel lures the reader into its magical world, and doesn’t let go. The layered, surprising, and multi-level story slowly unfolds and reveals its secrets. The language and worlds of the work, the intriguing rhythm, and the description of the person form a delicious and intact whole.
Finlandia Prize Jury on The Third Sister
FINLAND: Otava (orig.)