The Third Sister

Magdalena Hai

Original title: Kolmas sisar

Author: Magdalena Hai

Published: 2018

Publisher: Otava

Genre: Young Adult (13 or 14+)

Pages: 557

Part of a series: The Royaume Chronicles

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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!

Ciel and Lune are best friends and daughters of the two great witches of Royaume. Ciel, the daughter of the White Witch, is preparing for her rite of passage, the witch song ritual, which will show her true soul and future as a witch. When Ciel steps in front of the mirror of songs, a terrifying truth is revealed: she is a sanschant, a songless witch. The last sanschant there was, almost destroyed their whole world.

The girls must escape Royaume. They end up on the Earth, where they find refuge in a school, run by a creature called Principal and attended by otherworldly students. Especially one of them, Niemann, rocks Lune’s boat. Who is Niemann, why can’t Lune resist him? In Royaume, the White Witch is doing everything she can to relocate her daughter. The fate of their world is again at stake.

The Third Sister is a fantastic, manga-inspired adventure and the first installment in a new series called The Royaume Chronicles.

Wise and entertaining novel that pulls readers deep in its magical worlds, and won’t let them go. The story has many layers and surprises, and it unwinds slowly, revealing its secrets. The language, world-building, the pace and the characters all work together making the book a harmonious and delicious experience

-Finlandia Prize Jury

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Rights sold:
FINLAND: Otava (orig.)

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About author

Magdalena Hai

Magdalena Hai is an award-winning author, lover of cross-genre fiction and all things strange. Her fiction often combines elements of sci-fi, fantasy and horror.

Her Little Shop of Nightmares series has been sold to over 20 territories around the World. Among Hai's many accolades are winning the Finnish Literary Export Prize, and being nominated for the Finlandia Prize for Children's and Youth Litetature and the Nordic Council Children & Young People's Literature Prize.

Besides being an author, Hai teaches writing and is an active member and editor in the publishing co-operative Osuuskumma.

Bibliography


2022, Chapter Books (6-9 Years)

Magdalena Hai

Little Shop of Nightmares 4: The Crystal Skull


2021, Young Adult (13 or 14+)

Magdalena Hai

The Spell of Iset


2021, Chapter Books (6-9 Years)

Magdalena Hai

Little Shop of Nightmares 3: Sticky the Horrible Snowman


2020, Middle Grade (8-12 Years)

Magdalena Hai

Miss Swift’s Weird and Wonderful House


2019, Chapter Books (6-9 Years)

Magdalena Hai

Little Shop of Nightmares 2: The Mystery of the Missing Teeth


2018, Young Adult (13 or 14+)

Magdalena Hai

The Third Sister


2018, Chapter Books (6-9 Years)

Magdalena Hai

Little Shop of Nightmares 1: The Terrible Tickling Powder


2017, Middle Grade (8-12 Years)

Magdalena Hai

Grumblebelly Cat


2012, Middle Grade (8-12 Years)

Magdalena Hai

The Beggar Princess