A story about magic, gaming, ancient gods and the end of the world.
Best Norwegian Young Adult Novel of the Year 2017, UPRISEN
Erik is test-driving when he suddenly hits something crossing the road. A silver grey fox is lightly injured and he brings it home. This leads to a visit by an unknown man who assaults Erik. He wakes up in the hospital the day after with a strange symbol tattooed on his chest. Who could have branded him like this, and why? The clues point Erik towards the computer game Reborn, and before he knows it, he’s pulled deeper into the game than anyone would have thought possible.
Branded is a tense, action packed story for both teens and adults, where cold, hard sci-fi meets Norse mythology in a fantasy novel outside the norm.
The author understands how young people are and act. […] The book stands out from the crowd in a very popular genre. Science fiction, mythology and fantasy are mixed in a unique way. There are no clichés, and even though it’s fantasy, it’s still believable.
From the jury’s statement, Uprisen 2017