YlvaniaThe Story of the Light BearerYlva Hällen, illustrated by Marcus Gunnar Pettersson
Mystical creatures, well-kept secrets and four specially chosen children defeat evil. Astrid Lindgren meets J.K. Rowling in a frightening adventure story for children who like to wish themselves off into other worlds.
Alba lives with her adoptive parents. She knows nothing about her real parents except that no-one wants to talk to her about them. One day when she is feeling especially lonely a messenger comes from another world, the land Ylvania, where Alba was born. Now she has to return there. In Ylvania she is no longer just an ordinary girl, she has magical powers. And she is the one who can save the country from the wicked Master and his monster army. They have already started to spread their poison in the land, a poison which makes people forget who they are and become demons. The mission is a dangerous one and to have a chance at succeeding Alba has to co-operate with three other children, each with their own particular brand of magic. Together they form the Guardian Star and as long as they trust each other they are safe. But then one of them starts to behave in an odd way. Could any of them have been infected by the Master’s poison?
Ylva Hällen’s compelling story-telling and Marcus Gunnar Pettersson’s illustrations set an exciting mood right from the start.