The Phantom’s Voice (The Witch Knot Triology)

Johan Rundberg

Original Title
Vålnadens röst
Published
Natur & kultur, 2017
Genre
Fiction 9-12
Pages
200
Rights Sold
Norway
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The Phantom’s Voice (The Witch Knot Triology)

Johan Rundberg

The Witch Knot Triology, is written with both chilling horror and smart humor.
Johan Rundberg has written a number of children’s books. His title The Love Pizza was loved by readers and critics alike.

Vålnadens röst/ The Phantom’s Voice (2017)
Sebastian reluctantly travels with his mother, an actress, to Solöga, a run-down seaside hotel, for a film shoot. She is making her first serious film role after a career as an action star, and Sebastian expects a week of boredom in his mother’s shadow. But on the very first evening, strange things begin to happen. When the whole film crew is gathered for dinner, all the lights suddenly go out – and Sebbe feels an icy gust of wind. Someone – or something – seems to want to sabotage the shoot. The sound on the movie is distorted, film sequences become negative and stage lights plummet to the ground. Along with child actor Manda and Max,  son of the film’s star, Sebastian begins to unravel the mysteriesof hotel Solöga. Why is the door to room 306 bricked? And why does Sonja in the kitchen pretend as if the room never existed? What are the mysterious sounds that are heard at night? And who is the secretive owner who has forbidden the employees from talking about Solöga’s history?
Kejsarens grav/ The Emperor’s Grave (2018)
It’s soon Christmas and Sebastian is still haunted by the memories from the summer at seaside hotel Solöga. He’s become afraid of the dark. He’s also worried about his mom who isn’t getting any acting jobs. At the same time, Sebastian is happy to hang out with Max and Mandy again. Mandy has gotten a part in an upcoming TV series that is being filmed at the The Museum of Far Eastern Antiquities in Stockholm. Under the museum there is a cavern, where a new exhibit is being built. But how is it that one of the heavy stone statues suddenly has moved, is Sebastian just imagining things? And who, or what, is attacking the museum attendants?
Skuggorna’s Ö/ The Shadow Island (2018)
Sebastian reluctantly travels with his actress mother to a run-down seaside hotel, for a film shoot. Seb expects a week of boredom in his mother’s shadow. But on the very first evening, strange things begin to happen. Someone – or something – seems to want to sabotage the shoot. There he becomes friends with child actor Mandy and Max, son of the star of the film, and
soon they begin to unravel the mysteries of hotel Solöga. But lots of questions are still unanswered when it’s time to leave…
    

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Press voices
”There are plenty of ghost stories in today’s chapter books, but the The Phantom’s Voice is unusually clever, with humor and intelligence and several surprising twists. And really, really scary!” Dagens Nyheter