Trollmoll or the curse of the singing Spectre
The things you can’t see
Birk and his mother move away from town to live with his grandfather, who lives on a windswept island off the west coast of Norway. He misses his mates and can’t bear the thought of a boring life in the country. But then mysterious things begin to happen… Birk’s bedroom suddenly starts to smell like rotten meat, the sound of angry fiddle-playing can be heard from the garden and at night it feels as if there’s someone watching him…
Ada, who lives next door, tells Birk about an ancient legend of a ghost who killed children: the Trollmoll. People stopped believing in that story a long time ago, though. Could something like that really be haunting his grandfather’s house?
Birk must come to realise that the ghost who kills though song and dark sorcery is not merely the stuff of scary stories.
And what is he to make of Nila, the hoarse-voiced girl in his class who is a beautiful as a siren and smells of the forest?
Trollmoll is a charming and creepy tale with warm-hearted characters and spine-chilling ghosts.
English sample is available.
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