SJÖRÖK – Child of The Mists

By Camilla & Viveca Sten

It is March and a heavy, implacable fog rests over the sea. According to the elderly on the islands, the thickness, as the fog is called in the archipelago, is a pretext that horrible things soon will happen. But what’s the reason? Is it a natural phenomenon or a consequence of environmental degradation? Or is it something far more dangerous?

Tuva seems to be the only one who realizes that the fog is related to a being from the past. A creature that has been awakened from its sleep and is now raging on the people and preparing its revenge.

The only one who can try to stop the imminent disaster is Tuva. But how will she succeed when her mom does not want to admit Tuva’s true nature, when her dad only wants to drink beer and pity himself and Rasmus – her very best friend – suddenly deceives her?

Sjörök is the second part of Camilla and Viveca Sten’s critically praised horror series for the middle aged readers. Supernatural elements from the Nordic folk saga meet superstition from the archipelago in this unputdownable series.

First published by Bonnier Carlsen, Sweden 2017. 391 pages

Czech Republic, Dobrovsky & Omega
Finland, Otava
France, Michel Lafon
Iceland, Ugla Utgava
Norway, Gyldendal
Sweden, Bonnier Carlsen

This is clearly a very thrilling book that almost makes you want to sleep with the lights on after reading it. A real thriller. Perfect to devour during the holidays!
Johannas Deckarhörna

The second part [of the Havsfolket trilogy] delivers what the first part promised and more! […] It’s an adventure you get drawn into, you want to be with Tuva in her world, just sink into the story and never come back to the surface again!
Tidningen Kulturen


Children’s & YA