The Game of Death (Innbundet)

Series: Dødens spill 1


Anne Elvedal

Norwegian title: Dødens spill
Binding: Innbundet
Year: 2020
Pages: 352
Publisher: Cappelen Damm
Språk: Bokmål
Originaltittel: Dødens spill
Series: Dødens spill
Serienummer: 1
ISBN/EAN: 9788202661502
Kategori: Children's Books
Age: 14 - 18
Overview Dødens spill

The Game of Death is the first book in a paranormal horror trilogy on par with the best we've seen within YA.

Sixteen-year-old Rebekka is looking forward to the annual motorcycle summer vacation with her father. But plans change abruptly when her father dies in an accident, just after a big quarrel between them. Filled with guilt and despair, Rebekka visits the Barn, her father’s car repair shop where he helped troubled kids put their lives back together. Among old vintage cars and tools, she finds a spirit board. Hoping that this may bring her in contact with her father, Rebekka uses the spirit board, which opens up a number of strange and frightening events. In addition, Rebekka receives a surprising message: Her father’s death was not an accident, he was killed. Suddenly Rebekka faces a mystery that is far greater and more complicated than she could have imagined.

The Game of Death explores existential issues around death and love, loneliness and grief, faith and belonging. Belonging to oneself, to other people, and to something greater outside oneself. Is it possible that our lives are woven together with past lives, allowing old curses to haunt us and giving love left unspoken another chance?

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Reviews Dødens spill

Høstens debutanter: Lettlest energibombe og overnaturlig spenning 02.11.2020

"Spennende om åndene blant oss".

Elvedal er "god til å skape en billedlig forestillingsverden en suges inn i. For leseren dras inn i jentas tanker som hvileløst tumler av gårde".

"Elvedal kan håndverket sitt godt og balanserer elementene fint mot hverandre. Med mange spenningstopper og korte kapitler er det opplagt at romanen skal leses fort."

"Språklig er boka lett og ujålete, teksten er fortrolig, alt er liksom så velkjent og dagligdags. Det kan være her Elvedals manuserfaring kommer til sin rett".

Astrid Fosvold,

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Author Anne Elvedal

Anne Elvedal is an author and one of Norway’s most sought-after screenwriters for television and film. She has written screenplays for several crime series, and her three feature films have all been nominated for the Amanda Award. Anne also wrote the international award-winning documentary Queen Without Land. Her literary debut came in 2020 with the first book in The Game of Death, the first book in a paranormal horror trilogy for young adults. She is also qualified as a nurse and previously worked in psychiatric healthcare.

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