|Norwegian title:||De døde ser deg|
|Age:||12 - 16|
How is it to be young in a society where no secrets are safe and where everyone is monitoring everyone - even the dead?
Sixteen year old Liv Wiik has a dark secret. She is a Necromancer, and can call out the dead.
Everest Brox has made his fortune by stealing the secrets of others. The more he knows, the more powerful he becomes. Now he wants to use Livs abilities to reach new hights.
But LIv is terminally ill. She only has six months left to live. And soon she will learn that there are things worse than dying...
"I will tell you about my first life, as short and sad as it was", Onyro started to say without facing Liv. "And then I will tell you about how I died, and the new life that followed. That is a much more interesting story."
Alexander Løken takes the reader on an intense and original journey a few years into the future, but in an entirely different reality. Where no one can sleep safely and where nothing can be kept secret any longer…
Norwegian Fantasy hit! With a steady hand, Løken keeps the reader captivated, breathing life into almost lost motives within the fantasy genre. In addition, the writer has steered clear of the many times stereotype descriptions based on gender. Liv Wiik is strong, heroic, reflected and not least intelligent. In The Dead Can See You, the situations Liv finds herself in are complex and hard to find the way out of. That makes the story more unpredictable and sustains the nerve in the novel from start to end. The Dead Can See You hits the audience right on. Bravo!
"Norsk fantasy-fulltreffer. [...] Med stødig penn holder Løken leserenfanget, og blåser nytt liv i nesten oppbrukte motiveri fantasy-sjangeren. I tillegg har forfatterenklart å holde seg unna de stereotype beskrivelsenesom ofte baseres på kjønn. Liv Wiik er sterk, heltemodig,reflektert og ikke minst intelligent. [...] I De dødeser deg er situasjonene Liv ender opp i komplekse,og vanskelige å komme seg ut av. Dette gjør historienmer uforutsigbar og opprettholder spenningeni romanen fra start til slutt. [...] De dødeser deg treffer målgruppen midt i blinken. Bravo!"Kjersti Franziska Ruud-Salomonsen, Vårt Land