The first book in a dystopic series with a feministic anti-hero.
After hundreds of years of floods, storms, epidemics, and war, the remains of humanity have to hold on to their resources to survive. Citizens are arranged in a hierarchic system, in which only those born as Alfa can make their voices heard. One world, four zones, ten ranks. This is the Empire.
In rank eight lives Adeline Theta – a sarcastic and rebellious girl who won’t accept her fate. Around her neck she wears the only thing left after her dead mother: a silver amulet. It’s her most precious belonging, but it soon gets her into a dangerous double-dealing of life and death. She is forced to face those who rule the Empire, which holds darker and bloodier secrets than she could ever imagine. In order to survive, she has to give up everything she holds dear – even herself.
Lizette Edfeldt is born in 1993 and works as a journalist. The page-turner Brännmärkt / Branded is her fictional debut.
- Press voices
“Dystopia in a class of its own. Although one can find many similarities with other books published the last decade, Brännmärkt is somewhat of a unique creation /…/ Edfeldt belongs to a new generation of talented Swedish authors, and I will follow her writing with pleasure.” Katze Collmar, Dagens bok
”Brännmärkt gets more and more intriguing with each page.” Annika Koldenius, Borås tidning
”A strong voice, that will leave a mark within the Swedish young adult literature” Bokkoll.se